2006 Rozes Terras do GriFo

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Cockburn 1900
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2006 Rozès Terras do GriFo

Post by jdaw1 » 15:57 Sat 09 Apr 2011

Tasted at The Big Fortified Tasting, a trade fair in London at Glaziers Hall on Wed 06 April 2011 (Review thread, containing links to other tasting notes). This being a large trade-fair event, tasting notes generally brief.

RG06. Dark red, 80% opaque. Heat. Big cherry fruit. Mid-weight. ‟Surprisingly good.” They claimed £12.60+VAT from J&B, but I can’t see it on or near the relevant part of the J&B website.

I asked why the internal capitalisation in ‟GriFo”. (Whilst I was asking, a particularly sensitive listener might have sensed that my opinion was not one of undiluted enthusiasm.) They had no answer, even suggesting that it might have originally been a typo to which the firm was now committed. However, the salespeople sent by Rozès were clearly not port specialists, so the real reason might be even worse than this.

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Re: 2006 Rozès Terras do GriFo

Post by JacobH » 14:23 Thu 14 Apr 2011

Rozès 2006 VP
Terras do Grifo. Rancio everywhere; on the nose and in the mouth. I really dislike this in a Port, so found this unattractive, unfortunately.

It is apparently made from three Quintas (perhaps rather than their usual blend). However, the people on the stall weren't sure which quintas these were, nor did the publicity material shed any light.

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Re: 2006 Rozès Terras do GriFo

Post by AHB » 21:05 Sun 15 May 2011

Lovely red colour, with a firm red rim. Blackcurrants on the nose, very lively. Good fruit impact on the palate, soft tannic structure with lots of violets. Fruit driven, soft but adequate tannins. Sweet blackcurrant aftertaste, sour cherry twist before a long finish. Nice port. 86/100.
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