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Great Vintage Port Tasting

Miguels

Messias Miguel Valente, the owner of this house is related on his mother´s side to Messias Baptista who founded the house of Messias in 1926. After working several years at Messias he decided to create his own brand, Miguels in 2015.

Currently all Vintage Ports are sourced from the Messias family stock.

This Great Tasting was a private one with 14 participants. It was semi blind i.e. we knew which years who participated in each of the two flights but not what we had in the glass.

The tasting was conducted over two flights.
First flight was Miguels Vintage Port 1983, 1984, 1989, 1997, 2003, 2007, 2009 and 2011.
Flight 1

Second flight was Miguels Vintage Port 1960, 1966, 1967, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980 and 1982<
Flight 2

Tasting notes. Note that the points are for the actual bottle tasted. Read about how we set point on the page "How to understand our points valuations"

Sort on: Vintage Sten's rank Jörgen's rank Stefan's rank Group's rank

HouseMiguelsVintage1979
ColourMature, yellow in colour.
BouquetYellow fruit, roses and plums and even some cinnamon in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced an elegant with sweetness and delicious acidity. Yellow plums in taste with a quite long and attractive finish.
SAI point16.25JB point16.90SS point16.50Group point16.29
SAI rank6JB rank2SS rank3Group rank1
Comment
HouseMiguelsVintage1980
ColourAmber, quite beautiful and mature in colour.
BouquetMature yellow fruit, French plums and yellow plums in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature and on top. Very enjoyable and balanced with sweetness and delicious old acidity. Complex port, peaking and will not be better but is quite wonderful today with a long and very attractive finish.
SAI point16.50JB point17.25SS point16.00Group point16.00
SAI rank3JB rank1SS rank5Group rank2
Comment
HouseMiguelsVintage1966
ColourYellow mature in colour.
BouquetYellow plums, French plums and fudge in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. On top. Balanced and rather elegant. Easy to drink and like. Yellow plums and fudge in taste with a sweet and quite attractive finish. Will not be better so drink up and enjoy.
SAI point16.75JB point16.40SS point16.75Group point16.00
SAI rank1JB rank6SS rank2Group rank2
Comment
HouseMiguelsVintage1983
ColourMature yellow and beautiful in colour.
BouquetToffee, crème caramel and sweets in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Absolutely on top. Balanced and quite complex. Sweet and elegant with toffee and crème caramel in taste. Easy to drink and like with a quite elegant finish. Will not be better so drink up!
SAI point16.75JB point16.50SS point16.00Group point15.86
SAI rank1JB rank4SS rank5Group rank4
Comment
HouseMiguelsVintage1982
ColourBright yellow, mature in colour.
BouquetSpring flowers, some spiciness and mature plums in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Very elegant and balanced. Still some old acidity but delicious and tasty with mature plums and spiciness. Will probably not be better but today lovely and enjoyable with a nice finish.
SAI point16.50JB point16.90SS point16.90Group point15.86
SAI rank3JB rank2SS rank1Group rank4
Comment
HouseMiguelsVintage1976
ColourBeautiful yellow mature in colour.
BouquetPlums, mature fruit and French plums in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Mature plums and mature fruit in taste. Balanced and sweet. Very good and complex with a nice and quite attractive finish.
SAI point15.40JB point16.00SS point15.40Group point15.64
SAI rank12JB rank8SS rank13Group rank6
Comment
HouseMiguelsVintage1975
ColourAmber mature in colour.
BouquetPrunes, French plums and mature fruit in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature and on top. Balanced with some old almost colheita acidity and love sweetness. Very elegant and quite complex with French plums and yellow plums in taste. Very enjoyable with an attractive finish.
SAI point16.00JB point16.50SS point15.50Group point15.57
SAI rank7JB rank4SS rank9Group rank7
Comment
HouseMiguelsVintage1960
ColourBright, yellow mature in colour.
BouquetMature fruits, yellow plums and prunes in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature, peaking an on top. Balanced and quite elegant. Will not be better. Have some old acidity which is quite good and acceptable. Yellow plums and prunes in taste. The finish is quite sweet and rather attractive. Very easy to like so drink up.
SAI point16.50JB point16.25SS point16.25Group point15.21
SAI rank3JB rank7SS rank4Group rank8
Comment
HouseMiguelsVintage2009
ColourStill very dark blue almost black in colour.
BouquetDark cherry, mulberry and fruit in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Lots of tannin and will of course be better but balanced and sweet. Will be much better. Dark cherry and mulberry in taste with a nice finish. Easy to enjoy and to like but exciting to follow.
SAI point15.50JB point15.75SS point15.50Group point15.14
SAI rank9JB rank10SS rank9Group rank9
Comment
HouseMiguelsVintage2003
ColourStill dark blue in colour.
BouquetCinnamon, some spiciness and dark berry in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Rather mature. Balanced but still with some soft tannin and will probably be better. Sweet and easy to drink. Spiciness and cinnamon in taste with a nice finish.
SAI point15.40JB point15.50SS point15.00Group point15.14
SAI rank12JB rank12SS rank14Group rank9
Comment
HouseMiguelsVintage2007
ColourStill very dark blue maybe black in colour.
BouquetMulberry, blackberry and jam from dark berry in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Loaded with tannin and fruit but still balanced. Have an excellent future and is very promising. Complex and easy to like but still quite sweet. Mulberry and blackberry in taste. Lovely and quite long finish. An impressive port which will be interesting to follow.
SAI point15.75JB point15.75SS point15.50Group point15.07
SAI rank8JB rank10SS rank9Group rank11
Comment
HouseMiguelsVintage2011
ColourVery dark blue in colour.
BouquetDark cherry, mulberry and other dark berry in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Loaded with fruit and tannin but balanced. Will of course be better. Dark berry and mulberry in taste with a quite nice finish but rather modern in style.
SAI point15.50JB point15.40SS point15.40Group point14.64
SAI rank9JB rank14SS rank12Group rank12
Comment
HouseMiguelsVintage1984
ColourYellow mature in colour.
BouquetMint and some Christmas spiciness in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking but taste a little old. However, still quite balanced and quite easy to brink. Sweet and minty in taste. But a rather short finish.
SAI point15.50JB point15.50SS point15.75Group point14.64
SAI rank9JB rank12SS rank7Group rank12
Comment
HouseMiguelsVintage1989
ColourYellow mature in colour.
BouquetDark berry and spiciness but unfortunately a lot of volatile acidity also in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Quite unbalanced with volatile acidity but still some sweetness and maybe drinkable but not enjoyable. Hope next bottle will be better.
SAI point12.00JB point13.90SS point12.00Group point14.28
SAI rank16JB rank16SS rank16Group rank14
Comment
HouseMiguelsVintage1967
ColourYellow mature in colour.
BouquetSome spiciness, perfume and plums in the nose but also a hint of volatile acidity and mushroom.
TasteMedium body. Mature with some odd acidity. Quite easy to drink but is a bit odd in taste of mushroom but with a nice but flat finish.
SAI point13.50JB point16.00SS point13.00Group point14.07
SAI rank15JB rank8SS rank15Group rank15
Comment
HouseMiguelsVintage1997
ColourYellow mature in colour.
BouquetCandy, sweets, fudge but also some cream candy in the nose. Someone thought there was a hint of uncleaned vats.
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking but maybe still some soft tannin. Balanced and rather complex. Easy to drink and like. Fudge and candy in taste and rather sweet with a nice finish. Some of us like it.
SAI point15.25JB point14.75SS point15.75Group point13.00
SAI rank14JB rank15SS rank7Group rank16
CommentSomeone thought there was a hint of uncleaned vats

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