Prats & Symington Quinta de Roriz Prazo de Roriz

Wine Review: 2011 Prats & Symington Quinta de Roriz Prazo de Roriz, Douro, Portugal

A bootylicious kind of sip!  It’s a big f*cking deal, rock yur world kind of wine that’s wicked pissar. I mean that with the utmost respect Rupert and Charles Symington and u’s know I would never diss ya’ll! Enobytes has mad respect 4u’s; R ya feelin me now? 

Now that I’ve got that out of my system I will continue in a jargon most everyone can understand.  In the Douro with the right vineyard selections and a growing season that produced pristine fruit for the winemakers Bruno Prats and Charles Symington something near perfection can be achieved.  Painting a broad swath of flavors upon your palate the rich and meaty textures amplify the blackberry and chocolate notes; making this wine a luscious, soft, inviting and satisfying ride to pleasuretown.

Francesinha Sandwich

A Francesinha Sandwich. Photo credit:

This vintage holds an allure for me that makes it even more special because I was on this property in 2011 while they were harvesting. If you ever have a chance to visit the Douro region in Portugal, I highly recommend it. The non-fortified still wines from Prat and Symington are all excellent values, but this one is a steal. Broaden your culinary skills by serving this with a Portuguese Francesinha. Trust me on this one it will be the best Sandwich and wine combination you have ever had.

Rating: Excellent (92) | $16 | 14.5% ABV

Prats & Symington Quinta de Roriz


About the Author:

Marc has held almost every position in the food & wine industry and is committed to Celebrating Hospitality with Pride. In addition to being the co-founder and editor-at-large for Enobytes, Marc is a wine blogger contributor to (Wine Bytes) and writes the Wine Knowledge column in the print magazine About Face. The Contra Costa County Times, San Jose Mercury News, Tacoma Times Tribune and Washington Post have either interviewed or quoted Marc on his viniferous and culinary opinions. Marc has also appeared on Portland's "Vine Time" on News Radio 750 KXL and on California's Central Coast "From the Growing of the Grape to the Glass" on KUHL-AM 1410. He is also the author of A History of Pacific Northwest Cuisine: Mastodons to Molecular Gastronomy. While continuing to tenaciously search for what he may finally proclaim as his favorite wine Marc is relentless in his quest for the ultimate food and wine experience.

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