(94-96) Points - Wine Advocate
"The 2017 Sērikos Quinta da Roeda Vintage Port is a field blend (of typical grapes like Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesca, Tinta Roriz and Tinta Barroca, among others). It was aged for approximately 20 months in used French oak and comes in with 96 grams of residual sugar. It was not quite bottled when seen, but it was the final blend. This is set for release in August.
This, says the winery, is the first Vintage Port made from "the produce of the old, historic vineyard plots on the company’s flagship property, Quinta da Roêda. Named Sērikos, a historical reference to the property’s involvement in the production of silk following the destruction of its vineyards by Phylloxera and to the silken quality of its wines, it will be made available on allocation in very limited quantities." A step up on the regular Croft, this is fuller in body and a bit more powerful. The regular Croft might be a bit more vivid in fruit, but this is a step up because of its structure and concentration. It is differently styled as well, qualitative issues aside. Whether that step up or style difference is enough to justify the big price spike is something your wallet will have to answer, but I'd personally be fine with the regular bottling given the differential." -MS, July/11/2019