There is something about a rainy Hong Kong day that has us leaning on a deeply delicious glass of elegant port for some wet weather comfort. For us, nothing else will do today but a bottle of the highly awarded Quinta de la Rosa Vintage Port 2011. This deeply golden drop of pure luxurious goodness received an impressive 95 points from Wine Spectator.
QUINTA DE LA ROSA
Vintage Port 2011
95 points | Dessert
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.—K.M.
2011 Vintage is likely to be seen as one of the best ports for many decades and is one of the most impressive ever made at La Rosa, in fact arguably one of the most spectacular since 1988. For many, it is a challenge to taste young vintage ports yet not in this case as 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. This is a port that is powerful and at the same time elegant. A slightly drier port without any cloying sweetness that expresses real harmony and equilibrium in the bottle. The La Rosa style is evident here bringing us a well defined wine without too much extraction and tannin.
The 2011 Vintage will age well for many decades. This is an approachable port and can be consumed as a young vintage port. Drink as a digestif with cheese, chocolates or on its own.
Make the most of the rainy weather and get comfy with a fabulous pour of Quinta de la Rosa Vintage Port 2011.