Quinta de la Rosa, Colheita, 2010

GENERAL INFORMATION

Estate / Producer / Brand: Quinta de la Rosa

Region: Porto, Douro, Portugal

Appellation: DOC Porto

Type: Fortified Red wine

Vintage: 2010

Date of Tasting: November 2022 – Bottle

Type of viticulture: Traditional

Grapes used: Traditional red blend (Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Sousão & Tinta Roriz)

Blend: N/A

Winemaking details: not communicated

Aging: not communicated

Sugar level: high

Sulphites: contains sulphites

APPEARANCE

  • Colour = Garnet
  • Intensity = Medium

NOSE

  • Intensity = Pronounced
  • Aromas Characteristics = Primary + Secondary + Tertiary
  • Aromas = Cooked Cherry, Caramel, Liquorice, Vanilla, Eucalyptus, Coffee, Plum

PALATE

  • Sweetness = Sweet
  • Acidity = Medium+
  • Tannins = Medium+ (fine grained & soft)
  • Alcohol = High (20°)
  • Body = Full
  • Flavour Intensity = Pronounced
  • Flavour Characteristics = Primary + Secondary + Tertiary
  • Flavour details = Cooked Cherry, Caramel, Liquorice, Vanilla, Eucalyptus, Coffee, Plum, Dried Fig
  • Other = well integrated aged tannins, complex aromatics
  • Finish = Long

GENERAL ASSESSMENT (1)

  • Overall Quality = Outstanding
  • Bottle Aging =
    • Can be kept at around 12°C for up to 15-20 years
    • Will develop further complexity through aging
  • Retail Price = 40 euros for a 50cl individual bottle (France retail price, incl. taxes)
  • Value for Money = if found below 40 euros, it will be a great bargain
  • Comparison with same price competition = very good quality
  • Suitability for Diabetics = Not suitable
  • Service Temperature = around 15-16°C
  • Suggested Food & Wine Pairing = chocolate, premium aged cheese + nuts
  • Comments = great complexity, well balanced, enjoyable bouquet
  • Final Grade = A-

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(1)GENERAL ASSESSMENT GUIDE

Please note that although all efforts have been made to be as objective as possible, the general assessment inherently involves a degree of subjectivity based on a personal evaluation of the wine.

  • Overall Quality scale
    • Poor < Acceptable < Good < Very Good < Outstanding
  • Bottle Aging
    • Will it beneficiate from additional aging?
  • Retail Price
    • Usually the retail price for one bottle including taxes
  • Value for Money
    • Quality offered compared to the price paid
  • Comparison with same price competition
    • where does it stand compared to average competition of the same price range
  • Suitability for Diabetics
    • Evaluation of the level of final sugar for early stages diabetics
  • Comments
    • Any additional elements worth noting
  • Final Grade Scale
    • A++ = Out of the Charts Wine (Stellar, Hors Classe, Fuori Classe)
    • A+ = Outstanding Wine
    • A = Exceptional Wine
    • A- = Great Wine
    • B+ = Very Good
    • B = Good
    • B- = Noteworthy
    • C+ = Acceptable
    • C = Poor
    • F = The worst grade of this scale
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