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Quinta dos Roques 2014

The Experience

Drink When...
Pondering some maths
Listen To...
Pi by Kate Bush
Think About...
About imaginary numbers
Drink With...
Lamb roasted with garlic and herbs

The Oddbins Take

Wine or maths? Not a difficult question, is it? We don’t mind some algebra, fractions or long division occasionally, but the ratio of fun to not-fun with maths doesn’t work in its favour in a head-to-head with wine.

Luis Lourenco agreed with us, and promptly packed in his job as a maths teacher to become a winemaker. We applaud his choice because he went on to create this sumptuously chunky red wine. Although Americans say “do the math”, we say “do the Quinta dos Roques”, it’s way more fun, you might even say it rocks.

The Vital Statistics

Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
Residual Sugar
2.1 g/l
Alcohol Units

In stock



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The Style

Touriga Naçional (55%), Jaen (20%), Alfrocheiro (15%), Tinta Roriz (10%)
Aged Style, Oaked, Spicy
Light Full bodied
Dry Sweet

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Sarah Ahmed on, 22/10/15 - "I tasted this wine in the Douro the week before Oddbins’ press tasting in a line up of Duas Quintas reds from 1990 to 2013. It was one of my standout wines. In the exceptional Douro 2011 vintage this wine is markedly deep in hue with a youthful pink rim. A youthfulness which is reinforced by a formidably concentrated, still tightly coiled palate with prodigious ripe tannins to match. This will go some distance. It reveals exotic hints of coriander spice and bergamot dark currant/berry and chocolate palate as it opens up. Great structure – an outstanding wine – especially for £12!"

David Williams 19/03/2017 - "Just to the south of the Douro, the Dao region brings a certain freshness and elegance that makes it the Burgundy to the Douro's Bordeaux in wines such as the gently grippy, exuberantly red-fruited Outeiro from the gifted winemaker Alvaro Castro, or the more forceful, deeper but beguilingly perfumed Quinta dos Roques, Dao 2014."

Quinta dos Roques lies in the heart of Portugal's historic Dão region, a semi-mountainous granite plateau, and is one of the region's most renowned estates. The Quinta dos Roques estate became focussed on grape growing in the 1970s, at a time when the laws in this region heavily restricted the commercialisation of any wine produced in the region.

Part of Portugal's permit of entry into the EU in 1986 meant getting rid of these outdated rules, and allowed single estates to not only grow their own grapes, but make the wine and take it to market. The 40 hectare Roques estate was at the forefront of this revival, and remains so today, owned and run by Luis Lourenco and his family.