2009 Quinta do Roriz "Prazo de Roriz" Douro
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2009 Prazo de Roriz is principally Tinta Barroca (36%) and Tinta Roriz (31%) with 10% Tinta Francisca, 9% each of Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional and a smattering of other grapes. Despite the name of the wines, some of the grapes also come from Perdiz, not just Roriz. This year’s version is ripe and meaty, not particularly concentrated, but nicely textured and well balanced.
Juicy and crisp, with concentrated wild plum, boysenberry and smoked meat flavors. Medium-grained tannins bolster this midpalate, carrying into the finish. (Web Only- 2012)
From JancisRobinson.com: "36% Tinta Barocca, 31% Tinta Roriz, 10% Tinta Francesca, 9% Touriga Nacional, 9% Touriga Franca, 5% others. Bright purple, quite tight and lean. Plenty of fruit packed in. Typical Douro." (07/2012)