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Barros

Barros Almeida & C:a

Founded 1913
Owner Sogevinus
Vineyards None
Vintage Port Brands Barros, Quinta Dona Matilde, Quinta da Galeira

In 1913 Manuel de Almeida established Almeida & Cª as Port wine Exporter. Later, when his brother-in-law, Manuel de Barros, became a partner of the Company, its name was changed to Barros, Almeida & Ca., it was due to the tenacity and energy of the new partner that the brand of the company - Barros Port- became well known all over the world.

Quinta Dona Matilde formerly "Quinta do Enxodreiro", one of the most famous and oldest properties of the Douro is where Barros Port wines are produced. It was bought by Manuel Moreira de Barros in 1927. He had married Matilde, the sister of his employer and later partner Manuel Almeida, and it was to his honor of his wife that he renamed the quinta. Dona Matilde is in fact a very old quinta, already marked on Forester’s map. The area of production is also extended to other properties such as Quinta São Luiz when Sogevinus had purchased Barros in 2006 and now making a SQVP from Quinta da Galeira. Quinta Dona Matilde was acquired by the Barros family again, so Sogevinus is no longer the owners of this quinta.

Vintage Port tasting notes:

Barros Vintages:1923, 1934, 1935, 1938, 1940, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2011
Quinta Dona Matilde Vintages:1996, 2002
Quinta da Galeira Vintages:2009
HouseBarrosVintage1945
ColourStill quite impressive dark in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetLovely generous plum and cacao bouquet.Score range17.90 - 17.90
TasteMedium body. Sweet. Mature and at its peak. Well-balance and a wonderful long finish. Lovely port.Average score
Last tasted22nd November 1979Point this date17.90
CommentAt the Studley Priory in England.
This was my (SAI) first taste of a 1945 so I may have had too high points, but it was a wonderful port.
TastersSAI
HouseBarrosVintage1958
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetComplex nose of coffee, cacao, chocolate and old grocery shop.Score range
TasteMedium body. Mature but maybe a bit old. Complex taste but unbalanced acidity. Still lovely and with a good finish.Average score
Last tasted24th May 1986Point this date16.25
CommentAt a tasting with friends.
TastersSAI
HouseBarrosVintage1963
ColourDark, yellow mature beautiful in colour.Number of tastings10
BouquetComplex wonderful nose of old grocery shop, cacao, crème caramel, coffee and much more.Score range16.50 - 17.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak but still some soft tannin. Cacao and toffee in taste. Elegant and balanced port with lots of complexity. Wonderful!Average score16.88
Last tasted21st November 2013Point this date17.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBarrosVintage1965
ColourYellow mature colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetComplex generous plum and liquorice in the nose.Score range
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking maybe a bit old. Will not be better. Wonderful for this vintage but drink up.Average score
Last tasted25th December 2009Point this date16.75
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBarrosVintage1966
ColourYellow mature colour.Number of tastings6
BouquetPharmacy and lovely plum and chocolate in the nose.Score range15.75 - 16.90
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mature and at its peak. Plum in flavour. A very complex port with an attractive finish.Average score16.51
Last tasted21st September 2006Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2006 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBarrosVintage1970
ColourYellow mature colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetWonderful, very complex coffee, cacao and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range16.75 - 16.75
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mature and at its peak. Taste heavenly. Complex and lovely finish. Absolutely at its best.Average score16.75
Last tasted15th November 2008Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBarrosVintage1977
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetElegance buttery and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range
TasteMature and maybe start drying out. Medium body. Well balanced but a rather short finish. Not a good bottle.Average score
Last tasted6th November 2010Point this date14.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2010 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBarrosVintage1978
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetCrème caramel, fudge, toffee and much more in the nose. Quite complex.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mature and peaking. Fudge in flavour. Sweet. Balanced and elegant port. Perfect developed port with a wonderful finish.Average score
Last tasted15th November 2012Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2012 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBarrosVintage1979
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetPlum and mulberry in the nose. Quite attractive.Score range14.90 - 15.25
TasteMedium body. Full mature port. Mulberry in flavour. Quite good and easy to drink. An attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted20th February 1999Point this date14.90
CommentAt home with our private Wine Club.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBarrosVintage1980
ColourBeautiful yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings7
BouquetToffee, burned sugar, candy and roasted coffee in the nose.Score range14.25 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and on top. Very sweet. Burned and in flavour. Quite complex and balanced with a long and attractive finish. Will not be better but lovely to enjoy now.Average score14.89
Last tasted3rd April 2014Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2014 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBarrosVintage1982
ColourDeep almost black colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetQuite good and interesting, cherry and dark berry in the nose.Score range
TasteMedium body with fruity taste. Sweet and balanced with a lovely finish. Exciting to follow this port.Average score
Last tasted12th November 1988Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI
HouseBarrosVintage1983
ColourMedium deep colour with a yellow mature rim.Number of tastings8
BouquetSome ether and pharmacy in bouquet and not quite elegant. Seem tired.Score range
TasteMedium body. Seem tired. This port is not balanced with much volatile acidity. A bit short in aftertaste. This Barros has only once been attractive.Average score14.76
Last tasted15th December 2011Point this date14.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
The last three bottles have been very old or defect and only once have I liked this vintage from Barros and the bottle has been attractive! Altogether 4 bottles defect! *The notes are from July 2006 and that bottle was not OK but drinkable.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBarrosVintage1985
ColourMedium deep colour with a yellow rim. Quite mature in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetNot so impressive nose. Mostly plum and berry in bouquet.Score range14.75 - 14.75
TasteQuite light. Nice acidity. Sweet. Not impressive port at all with a rather short finish.Average score
Last tasted2nd October 1994Point this date14.75
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI
HouseBarrosVintage1987
ColourMedium deep colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings3
BouquetPlum and oak in the nose.Score range14.90 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Quite mature and elegant. Nice balance. Attractive and tasty. Nice finish.Average score15.73
Last tasted23rd January 2000Point this date14.90
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBarrosVintage1989
ColourStill dark in colour but with a yellow rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetLovely nose of blueberry and blackberry.Score range
TasteMedium body. Quite mature and good. Berry in flavour. Complex and fruity finish. Easy to drink and like.Average score
Last tasted3rd February 2007Point this date15.50
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBarrosVintage1991
ColourMedium deep colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings5
BouquetRather complex bouquet. Caca, dark berry, ginger and dark cherry in the nose.Score range15.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Rather mature but with still soft tannin and will probably be better. Cherry and dark chocolate in taste. Balance, elegant and quite attractive finish.Average score15.50
Last tasted15th August 2014Point this date16.00
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBarrosVintage1994
ColourDeep blue in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings4
BouquetStill dark berry and fruit in the nose. Quite nice.Score range15.00 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Rather mature but with soft tannin. Still very berry in flavour. Promising but perhaps not so long finish. Quite nice.Average score15.25
Last tasted13th August 2011Point this date15.75
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBarrosVintage1997
ColourMedium deep blue in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetWalnuts and raspberry in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteQuite full-bodied. Immature and still tannins. Lots of fruit and an attractive and long finish. Promising!Average score
Last tasted6th November 2006Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBarrosVintage1998
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetVery closed but some berry and fruit in the nose.Score range15.40 - 15.40
TasteMedium body. Immature and lots of tannin. Quite hard to swallow. Will of course develop but has an attractive finish. Will be nice to follow indeed.Average score
Last tasted3rd November 2003Point this date15.40
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBarrosVintage2000
ColourBlue in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetButtery and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Rather mature, sweet and easy to drink and like. Buttery in flavour. Balanced and quite attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted5th November 2012Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBarrosVintage2011
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berry and fruit in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Dark berry in taste. Some tannin but not hard to swallow. Easy both to drink and like. No long runner with a nice finish.
Last tasted4th November 2013Rating this dateGood/Very Good
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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