Est. 2011

Help needed

We have a lot of visitors from all over the world and we are sure that some of you have knowledge about some of the things that we have not been able to find information about. Perhaps you can help us to do this page even more interesting and help us with some questions we have.

We have got the information that the producer Comp. Uniao des Vinhos do Porto e Madeira should in fact be part of Gran Cruz. But why did they use so many different brands for the same Vintage? Comp. Uniao des Vinhos do Porto e Madeira stands behind the following brands that are all available only from one Vintage - 1989. (And then there are Cruz labled under their own label from 1989 as well).

  • Aguila
  • Cabraco
  • Calvares
  • Dom Joaquim
  • Magales
  • We have no information about the shippers:

  • Armando Borrajo Vasques Osario
  • Elviro Garcia
  • Quinta da Barca Castedo
  • A. Reis
  • We do not know which Port Houses these Wine Merchants have bottled, and know nothing about the Wine Merchants.

  • Bestle
  • Bettencourt
  • F. de Koenig
  • Rosengaards Vinhandel
  • C.F. Stroh
  • We do not know which Port House these Wine Merchants have bottled

  • Charlie
  • Gilbey
  • Harvey's
  • Hedges-Butler
  • Hedobald Petersen
  • Waagepetersen
  • The following is a list of declared vintages that we have seen referenced in one place or another, but the sources are somewhat inreliable and we have not been able to confirm these vintages. If you have any information about these we would be thankful.
    Uncertain Vintages

    We have tasted a bottle we do not even know which year this was. It was a dark blue label but we could not read it.
    We do not know the Port House or anything except it is from the wine merchant Hans Andersen in Copenhagen, Denmark.
    The only readable part of the label says 'Dark Vintage'. Any help on this would be much appreciated.
    Tasting notes
    Dark Vintage

    Last tasted:

    10th November
    Brizard Roma
    Douro Wine Shippers and Growers Association 1978
    Offley Boa Vista 1963
    5th November
    Alves de Sousa 2015
    Barros 2016
    Blackett 2013
    Boeira 2016
    Borges & Irmao 1995
    Borges & Irmao 2007
    Borges & Irmao 2015
    Bulas 2015
    Bulas 2016
    Butler-Nephew 2003
    Churchill 2016
    Cottas 2013
    Dona Otilia 2016
    Dow 2016
    DR 2016
    Gould Campbell 2000
    Graham- Malvedos 2005
    Kopke 2000
    Kopke 2016
    Lacrau 2015
    Smith- Woodhouse 1998
    Martha’s 2016
    Maynard 2016
    Maynard (organic) 2016
    Niepoort 2000
    Niepoort 2015
    Palmer 2016
    Quarles Harris 1977
    Quevedo 2015
    Quinta do Bomfim
    Dow 2015
    Quinta do Bucheiro 2005
    Quinta da Cavadinha
    Warre 2004
    Quinta da Cavadinha
    Warre 2006
    Quinta de Ervamoira
    Ramos Pinto 2005
    Quinta do Infantado 2003
    Quinta do Infantado 2004
    Quinta do Infantado 2015
    Quinta da Oliveirinha 2016
    Quinta do Retiro Novo
    Wiese & Krohn 2007
    Quinta do Retiro Novo
    Wiese & Krohn 2009
    Quinta do Retiro Novo
    Wiese & Krohn 2011
    Quinta da Romaneira 2003
    Quinta da Romaneira 2007
    Quinta da Romaneira 2015
    Quinta da Romaneira 2016
    Quinta de la Rosa 2005
    Quinta de la Rosa 2014
    Quinta Senhora da Ribeira
    Dow 1998
    Real Velha 2003
    Sandeman 1980
    Sandeman 2000
    Sandeman 2016
    San Leonardo 2007
    Vieira de Sousa 2016
    Quinta do Vau
    Sandeman 1988
    Sandeman 1999
    Warre 1980
    Wiese & Krohn 2007
    Wiese & Krohn 2016
    van Zellers 2012


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