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:

    28th November
    Offley Boa Vista 1966
    25th November
    Edward Sheldon
    Shipton-on-Stour 1934
    Quinta do Noval 1934
    18th November
    Quinta do Portal 2009
    16th November
    Offley Boa Vista 1955
    6th November
    Blackett 2013
    Cockburn 2015
    Cottas 2012
    Gould Campbell 2000
    Graham- Malvedos 2004
    Kopke 2002
    Smith- Woodhouse 1999
    Maynard 2015
    Niepoort 2009
    Niepoort 2015
    Palmer 2015
    Quarles Harris 1977
    Quinta do Bucheiro 2005
    Quinta dos Canais
    Cockburn 2010
    Quinta da Cavadinha
    Warre 2001
    Quinta da Cavadinha
    Warre 2006
    Quinta de Ervamoira
    Ramos Pinto 2009
    Quinta da Gricha
    Churchill 2007
    Quinta do Infantado 1995
    Quinta do Infantado 1999
    Quinta do Infantado 2011
    Quinta do Infantado 2013
    Quinta do Retiro Novo
    Wiese & Krohn 2004
    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 2004
    Quinta da Romaneira 2005
    Quinta da Romaneira 2007
    Quinta da Romaneira 2008
    Quinta da Romaneira 2015
    Quinta de Roriz 2004
    Quinta de la Rosa 2014
    Quinta do Sexio
    Sandeman 2013
    Quinta Senhora da Ribeira
    Dow 2015
    Real Velha 2003
    Real Velha 2012
    Rio Bom 2007
    Sandeman 1975
    Sandeman 1994
    Smith Woodhouse 1980
    Smith Woodhouse 2003
    Vieira de Souza 2009
    Vieira de Souza 2015
    Sandeman 1997
    Warre 2000
    Wiese & Krohn 2007


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