Review: 2017 Quinta de Roriz Post Scriptum Douro DOC
We last saw Prats + Symington’s Post Scriptum (part of its Quinta de Roriz winery) in 2014. The 2017 vintage is a blend of 51% Touriga Nacional, and 49% Touriga Franca, a much different blend than both 2014 and 2011.
2017 sees the wine carrying a ton of astringency and not nearly enough body to back it up. Pungent with tannin and notes of licorice, it’s intense with notes of leather, tar, and dried berries… which would all be fine if there was a backbone to carry all of this. Instead, the thin wine trips over itself, coming across as surprisingly watery and weak. 2017 is considered a monster vintage in the Douro, so this is a special letdown.
B- / $27 / chryseia.com