Quinta de la Rosa Vintage Port 2011 750ml
SKU: 97249

Quinta de la Rosa Vintage Port 2011

  • ws95
  • we95
  • wa90-92


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Category Port
Region Portugal, Douro
Brand Quinta de la Rosa
Alcohol/vol 20%
2011 Vintage is likely to be seen as one of the best ports for many decades. Jorge says it is the most impressive he has made at La Rosa in the last decade and I cannot remember tasting anything so spectacular since we started in 1988. It is always a challenge to taste young vintage ports. The 2011 is showing perfect balance. The colour, dense and black, is supported by fabulous rich blackcurrant fruit and an incredible complexity and length on the palate with liquorice and spice. There is power and at the same time elegance. All our ports are made in the 'house style' namely slightly drier without any cloying sweetness that is often associated with ports. As in our wines, we search for harmony and equilibrium from our vineyards and we try to enable the grapes to express themselves in the bottle. The La Rosa style is to make well defined wines without too much extraction and tannin.
Wine Spectator
  • ws95

Refined, with flavors of dark plum, dried blackberry, mineral and tar. This offers lively hints of dried mint, showing some cedary accents. Features impressive lift on the finish, accented by chocolate notes. Best from 2030 through 2060. 425 cases made.

February 28, 2014
Wine Enthusiast
  • we95

A densely tannic wine, firm at the center and richly fruity on the outside. It is concentrated, with acidity shooting through the jammy black fruit. It's a finely structured wine, likely to age well, but showing its rich side already.

November 1, 2013
Wine Advocate
  • wa90-92

The Quinta de la Rosa 2011 has a relatively lighter, nevertheless well-defined, "light-hearted" bouquet that disguises its spirit well. The palate has a soft, rounded, viscous entry with kirsch, fresh prune and cassis all vying for attention. It lacquers the mouth but does not overpower, and its parting gift is a long sweet molasses-tinged finish. This is one of the more accessible declarations and a joy. Tasted May 2013.

June 2013