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Great Vintage Port Tasting

Vintage 1982

The Wine Society 18% had a Great Tasting on the 20th of November 2014 of the 1982 Vintage. We tasted 34 brands/houses out of 39 houses that declared the Vintage 1982. However, we know of 66 different brands from the 1982 so we still missed a lot. See more information about the 1982 Vintage here.

We think our Great Tasting was very valuable to compare the different houses and also get a good picture of the vintage as a whole. 1982 was a split declaration with 1983 and considered as inferior to this vintage even if some houses preferred to declare 1982, such as for example Quinta do Noval, Sandeman and some others. We think this vintage was Good to Very Good (see our vintage ratings). Suckling gave it 84 points, Broadbent *** at best **** stars out of five, and Decanter 3 out of 5 points.

In our tasting most of the ports were mature and some even a bit old but quite a few were still on their peak and wonderful to enjoy and will continue to be so for quite some years. For example Ferreira, Ramos Pinto and Quinta Sao Luiz from Kopke were excellent as were some others.

The tasting was conducted over three flights.
First flight:
Flight 1

Second flight:
Flight 2

Third flight:
Flight 3

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"

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HouseAndresenVintage1982
ColourBeautiful mature yellow in colour.
BouquetLovely bouquet with toffee, fudge, crème caramel and roasted coffee in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Toffee in taste. Mature and peaking with just a little soft tannin. Sweet and elegant with perfectly harmony and a delicious finish. Very good indeed.
SAI point16.40JB point15.90SS point17.00Group point16.03
SAI rank10JB rank12SS rank3Group rank5
CommentSAI and JB had a split ranking
HouseBorges & IrmaoVintage1982
ColourYellow mature almost tawny in colour.
BouquetBurned sugar, cream candy, cacao and roasted coffee in the nose.
TasteLight body. Very mature and even maybe a little old. Burned sugar in taste. Easy to drink and like with a quite short finish.
SAI point14.25JB point14.50SS point14.90Group point14.09
SAI rank30JB rank30SS rank27Group rank31
Comment
HouseBurton MessiasVintage1982
ColourYellow mature in colour.
BouquetCacao, coffee, burned candy and some liquorice in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Cacao and dark chocolate in flavour. Balanced port and easy to drink and like. An attractive and quite nice finish.
SAI point15.00JB point15.25SS point15.40Group point15.06
SAI rank27JB rank22SS rank20Group rank23
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseC. da SilvaVintage1982
ColourMature and tawny in colour.
BouquetCandy, crème caramel, ginger and toffee in the nose.
TasteQuite thin bodied. Mature and peaking. Toffee in taste. Easy to drink and like. Quite sweet with a rather elegant finish.
SAI point15.40JB point15.25SS point14.75Group point15.22
SAI rank22JB rank22SS rank28Group rank17
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseChampalimaudVintage1982
ColourVery dark blue in colour. Astonishing!
BouquetQuite mature in the nose with dark berry, plums coffee, cacao and ginger bread.
TasteMedium body still with quite a lot of tannin. Dry. Balanced with ginger-bread in taste. Very tasty and elegant with a quite long and attractive finish.
SAI point15.25JB point15.75SS point14.75Group point14.81
SAI rank25JB rank16SS rank28Group rank27
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseCroftVintage1982
ColourQuite beautiful, yellow mature almost tawny in colour.
BouquetCrème caramel, ginger-bread, cacao, fudge, liquorice and toffee in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Will not be better. Liquorice and toffee in taste. Easy to drink and like. Quite dry. Elegant port with a lovely and quite attractive finish.
SAI point16.25JB point15.90SS point16.25Group point15.34
SAI rank12JB rank12SS rank10Group rank16
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseCruzVintage1982
ColourQuite dark and beautiful with a yellow mature colour.
BouquetBurned sugar, cacao and crème candy in the nose.
TasteQuite light in body Mature and peaking. Easy to drink and like. Candy in taste and quite tasty. Elegant and easy to drink and like with a nice finish.
SAI point15.40JB point15.25SS point15.00Group point14.28
SAI rank22JB rank22SS rank22Group rank29
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseDalva C. da SilvaVintage1982
ColourTawny in colour.
BouquetNot impressing bouquet with candy, ginger and some toffee in the nose.
TasteHardly medium body. Mature and at its peak. Toffee in taste. Sweet and easy to drink and like with a nice buy maybe a little short finish.
SAI point15.25JB point15.00SS point15.00Group point15.03
SAI rank25JB rank27SS rank22Group rank24
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseFeistVintage1982
ColourMature yellow, almost tawny in colour.
BouquetBurned sugar, burned candy and fudge in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Fudge in taste. Easy to drink. Elegant and sweet port with a rather attractive finish.
SAI point15.40JB point15.40SS point15.75Group point15.16
SAI rank22JB rank21SS rank17Group rank19
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseFerreiraVintage1982
ColourStill very dark but with a beautiful mature yellow colour.
BouquetToffee, fudge, cacao, dark chocolate, black cherry, ginger, herbs and much more in the generous bouquet. Lovely nose!
TasteFull-bodied. Quite mature but still with some soft and elegant tannin. Will be better and more developed. Cacao, fudge, ginger and much more in taste which is lovely indeed! Complex and balanced with a wonderful, long, attractive and delicious finish. What a port!!! Winner of it all!
SAI point17.50JB point16.50SS point17.40Group point16.84
SAI rank1JB rank4SS rank1Group rank1
CommentJB had a split ranking
HouseFeuerheerdVintage1982
ColourBeautiful mature yellow in colour.
BouquetPharmacy, old hospital and burned sugar in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature and even old but balanced and easy to drink. Pharmacy in taste. A nice finish but should have been enjoyed some years ago we believe.
SAI point14.00JB point15.50SS point13.75Group point14.44
SAI rank31JB rank19SS rank32Group rank28
CommentDefect bottle as usual. SAI and JB had a split ranking
HouseGuimaraens FonsecaVintage1982
ColourQuite beautiful yellow mature in colour.
BouquetCream candy, burned sugar, cherry and old grocery shop in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature but still some very soft tannin. Almost peaking. Cream candy in taste. Elegant and complex with an attractive and appealing finish.
SAI point16.00JB point15.90SS point16.40Group point15.72
SAI rank14JB rank12SS rank8Group rank10
CommentJB and SS had a split ranking
HouseHooperVintage1982
ColourQuite beautiful mature yellow in colour.
BouquetGinger-bread, burned candy cacao, chocolate and much more in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Ginger-bread in taste. Elegant and balanced port. Very tasty and easy to like and appreciate with a long and attractive finish.
SAI point15.75JB point15.25SS point15.00Group point14.91
SAI rank17JB rank22SS rank22Group rank26
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseLord Mayor’s vintage HooperVintage1982
ColourMature yellow almost tawny in colour.
BouquetSome oxidation in the nose but develops and show candy, some pharmacy and hospital.
TasteMedium body. Mature and even a little old. Some unbalance alcohol and pharmacy in taste. Nice finish anyhow but should have been drunk some time ago.
SAI point14.00JB point15.50SS point14.00Group point14.22
SAI rank31JB rank19SS rank31Group rank30
CommentSAI and JB had a split ranking
HouseHutchesonVintage1982
ColourStill dark but mature, yellow in colour.
BouquetCoffee, tea and old grocery shop in the nose but also spiciness, ginger and cinnamon the nose. Quite delicious bouquet.
TasteMedium body. Mature, peaking and on top. Spiciness and old grocery shop in taste. Elegant and balanced port with a long and delicious finish.
SAI point15.50JB point16.40SS point16.40Group point15.69
SAI rank21JB rank8SS rank8Group rank11
CommentSS had a split ranking
HouseIntermares MessiasVintage1982
ColourTawny in colour.
BouquetNot imposing bouquet but some candy, cacao and burned sugar in the nose.
TasteLight in body. Mature and peaking. Burned sugar in taste. Quite decent finish but maybe a little short.
SAI point14.50JB point15.00SS point15.40Group point15.13
SAI rank28JB rank27SS rank20Group rank20
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseMorganVintage1982
ColourYellow mature, almost tawny in colour.
BouquetCacao, fudge, saffron and toffee in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Very tasty with lots of fudge and toffee in the mouth. Mature, peaking and on top. Elegant and easy to enjoy and drink with a lovely and attractive finish.
SAI point15.75JB point14.25SS point15.75Group point15.13
SAI rank17JB rank31SS rank17Group rank20
CommentSAI and SS had a split ranking
HouseNiepoortVintage1982
ColourStill quite dark but and beautiful yellow mature in colour.
BouquetComplex bouquet of toffee, roasted coffee, cinnamon, liquorice and cacao in the nose.
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mature, peaking and on top. Cacao and liquorice in taste. Balanced and complex port with a long and attractive finish.
SAI point16.75JB point16.25SS point16.50Group point15.59
SAI rank7JB rank9SS rank6Group rank13
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseOffley Boa VistaVintage1982
ColourBeautiful mature yellow in colour.
BouquetLovely bouquet of old grocery shop, liquorice, cherry, fudge, toffee and candy in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Toffee in taste. Sweet. Balanced and complex port with an attractive finish.
SAI point16.40JB point15.90SS point16.75Group point15.53
SAI rank10JB rank12SS rank5Group rank14
CommentSAI and JB had a split ranking
HousePocasVintage1982
ColourStill quite dark but yellow mature in colour.
BouquetAcetic acid. Terrible
TasteUnbalanced and acidic. Undrinkable.
SAI point10.00JB point9.40SS point10.00Group point11.00
SAI rank34JB rank34SS rank34Group rank34
CommentDefect bottle.
HousePousada PocasVintage1982
ColourDark yellow mature in colour.
BouquetAlcoholic, old pharmacy and hospital in the nose. Terrible unbalanced nose.
TasteMedium body. Unbalanced and alcoholic in taste with pharmacy and hospital. Short not so attractive finish.
SAI point12.40JB point10.25SS point10.50Group point12.53
SAI rank33JB rank33SS rank33Group rank33
CommentDefect bottle.
HouseQuinta do Cachao MessiasVintage1982
ColourYellow mature colour.
BouquetCrème caramel, toffee and fudge in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking with just a hint of some tannin. Fudge and toffee in taste. Quite tasty and elegant with a nice, quiet long finish.
SAI point15.90JB point15.75SS point15.00Group point15.13
SAI rank15JB rank16SS rank22Group rank20
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseQuinta da Cavadinha WarreVintage1982
ColourStill very dark but yellow mature in colour.
BouquetOld grocery shop, cacao, coffee and ginger-bread in the nose.
TasteAlmost full-bodied. Rather mature but with some soft tannin and will probably be better. Sweet. Cacao and coffee in taste. Elegant and balanced with a wonderful, long attractive finish. Very good indeed!
SAI point16.75JB point16.50SS point15.90Group point15.00
SAI rank7JB rank4SS rank16Group rank25
CommentSAI and JB had a split ranking
HouseQuinta do Cruzeiro GuimaraensVintage1982
ColourBeautiful yellow mature in colour.
BouquetToffee, burned candy and crème caramel in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Burned candy and fudge in the mouth. Mature but still with some soft tannin. Will be better. Complex port with a good and attractive finish. Easy to appreciate and like.
SAI point15.75JB point15.25SS point15.50Group point15.53
SAI rank17JB rank22SS rank19Group rank14
CommentSAI and JB had a split ranking
HouseQuinta do NovalVintage1982
ColourBeautiful mature yellow in colour.
BouquetBoysenberry, cacao, candy and figs in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature probably peaking but with some soft tannin. Sweet with figs and boysenberry in flavour. Elegant and complex. Easy to drink and like with a nice and attractive finish.
SAI point16.25JB point16.50SS point17.25Group point15.88
SAI rank12JB rank4SS rank2Group rank8
CommentSAI and JB had a split ranking
HouseQuinta do Noval NacionalVintage1982
ColourBeautiful mature yellow in colour.
BouquetCrème caramel, toffee, cacao, toffee and vanilla in the nose.
TasteAlmost full-bodied. Quite mature but still with some soft tannin. Will keep for long. Fudge and vanilla in taste. Complex and balanced port with a lovely, long and attractive finish.
SAI point16.90JB point17.75SS point16.00Group point15.81
SAI rank5JB rank1SS rank14Group rank9
CommentSAI and SS had a split ranking
HouseQuinta da RomaneiraVintage1982
ColourAlmost tawny in colour.
BouquetDark chocolate, cacao and ginger-bread in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Ginger and ginger-bread in taste. Mature and almost peaking but with some sift tannin. Nice and quiet elegant finish.
SAI point15.90JB point15.00SS point15.00Group point15.19
SAI rank15JB rank27SS rank22Group rank18
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseQuinta Sao Luiz KopkeVintage1982
ColourQuite dark but yellow mature in colour.
BouquetBurned sugar, crème candy, roasted coffee tea and much more in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Easy to love and drink. Cacao and dark chocolate in taste. Elegant and balanced port with an attractive and very long finish. Astonishing port indeed!
SAI point17.00JB point16.90SS point16.25Group point16.22
SAI rank3JB rank2SS rank10Group rank3
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseQuinta de Terra Feita TaylorVintage1982
ColourRather dark but quite beautiful yellow mature in colour.
BouquetCoffee, cinnamon, gingerbread, cream candy and toffee in the nose.
TasteAlmost full-bodied. Mature but with still some soft tannin. Toffee, fudge and much more in taste. Elegant and balanced with a lovely and attractive finish. Very good indeed!
SAI point17.00JB point16.25SS point16.50Group point16.13
SAI rank3JB rank9SS rank6Group rank4
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseQuinta de Vargellas TaylorVintage1982
ColourYellow mature in colour.
BouquetCrème caramel¸ liquorice, ginger-bread and spiciness in the nose.
TasteFull-bodied. Mature but still with some soft tannin. Violet and crème caramel in flavour. Sweet. Lovely finish. Quite elegant and attractive port.
SAI point16.75JB point16.25SS point16.25Group point15.66
SAI rank7JB rank9SS rank10Group rank12
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseRamos PintoVintage1982
ColourQuit dark but yellow mature in colour.
BouquetCrème caramel, cacao, dark chocolate and ginger- bread in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature and almost peaking. Sweet and ginger-bread in taste. Easy to drink and love. Long, attractive and wonderful. Impressive port!
SAI point17.25JB point16.90SS point16.90Group point16.31
SAI rank2JB rank2SS rank4Group rank2
CommentSAI and JB had a split ranking
HouseReal Vinicola Real Comp. VelhaVintage1982
ColourMature yellow almost tawny in colour.
BouquetChristmas raisin, burned candy, toffee and fudge in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Burned sugar in flavour. Sweet. Easy to drink and like. Quite short finish. Drink up, will not be better.
SAI point14.50JB point14.00SS point14.50Group point12.56
SAI rank28JB rank32SS rank30Group rank32
CommentSAI had a split ranking
HouseSandemanVintage1982
ColourYellow mature quite beautiful in colour.
BouquetFudge, toffee, menthol, saffron and burned candy in the nose.
TasteMedium bodied. Mature and at its peak even if still some soft tannin exists. Burned candy in taste. Sweet. Elegant port with an attractive finish.
SAI point15.75JB point15.75SS point16.25Group point15.97
SAI rank17JB rank16SS rank10Group rank7
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking
HouseWiese-KrohnVintage1982
ColourA beautiful, yellow mature colour.
BouquetChocolate, cacao, coffee, fudge tea and much more in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Elegant and very tasty. Sweet and chocolate in flavour. Elegant and complex port with a lovely and attractive finish.
SAI point16.90JB point16.50SS point16.00Group point16.00
SAI rank5JB rank4SS rank14Group rank6
CommentSAI, JB and SS had a split ranking

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