92 points Wine Spectator
"This is inviting, with a core of dark plum, blackberry and blueberry reduction notes scored by cocoa and Black Forest cake accents. Shows a plush feel on the finish, but isn't heavy-handed, ending with a graphite echo."
Vinous Reverie Notes
The 1,100 acre spread of Quinta da Romaneira is widely considered one of the Douro Valley’s most breathtaking estates. The winery began producing port in 1872, but was not legally allowed to bottle under its own name until 1986 when DO changes gave single quintas the authority to do so. Christian Seely purchased Romaneira in 2004 with plans to put the winery shoulder to shoulder with the Douro’s top names in terms of reputation and quality. Seely and winemaker Antonio Agrellos understand what such ambition means – They are the dynamic duo behind the much celebrated rebirth of another great property, Quinta do Noval (which sits literally next door), which they’ve operated for the past twenty years. The entire Romaneira vineyard estate is classified “A” (the highest mark that can be obtained in the Douro) and the house focuses almost completely on unfortified dry wines and vintage style port. Varietal Composition: Field Blend of 50% Touriga Nacional, 30% Touriga Francesa, 10% Tinta Roriz and 10% Tinto Cão. Tasting Notes: Deep rich ruby color with intense nose of crushed berries and red fruits. Rich and elegant on the palate with spice, raisins and red fruit flavors. Lovely balanced with a velvety but firm tannic structure that’s leads to a luscious long finish. Ideally served as an accompaniment to cheese, dessert, or on its own at the end of a meal.” This wine is unfiltered and will continue to develop in the bottle. As a result, it may throw a light deposit and need decanting.