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Dalva - C. da Silva

Brand belongs to C. da Silva. The name came from DA SILVA i.e. Dalva

Dalva Vintages:1941, 1963, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1977, 1978, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseDalva
C. da Silva
Vintage1970
ColourMature yellow quite beautiful in colour.Number of tastings7
BouquetPharmacy, alcoholic but also mature plums and mint in the nose.Score range14.50 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Old in flavour and taste. Alcoholic dominance but quite still attractive and very sweet in taste with a nice finish. . Hard to give points. The taste is all over the place and not knit together but still attractive taste A strange port and so it was when we enjoyed it in May 2014 also. If you have any bottles left drink them now or sell them!Average score15.13
Last tasted6th June 2016Point this date15.50
CommentAt home with the family.
At least1 bottle has been defect.

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
HouseDalva
C. da Silva
Vintage1977
ColourMature tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetButter and spring flowers in the nose.Score range
TasteLight body. Sweet. Mature and even old. Some pharmacy in flavour. Nice finish. A light port but very easy to drink. This port had been better we do hope.Average score
Last tasted5th November 2010Point this date14.40
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
HouseDalva
C. da Silva
Vintage1978
ColourAlmost tawny, mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDelicious bouquet of cacao, dark chocolate, candy in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Lovely flavour of candy and cacao. Balanced and quite elegant port with a nice and attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted15th November 2012Point this date15.50
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
HouseDalva
C. da Silva
Vintage1982
ColourTawny in colour.Number of tastings12
BouquetNot impressing bouquet with candy, ginger and some toffee in the nose.Score range14.90 - 16.00
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.Average score15.30
Last tasted20th November 2014Point this date15.00
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
HouseDalva
C. da Silva
Vintage1983
ColourQuite deep, yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCinnamon, dark chocolate, dark cherry, nuts and spiciness in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced but will not be better. Elegant and quite complex. Easy to drink and enjoy today with and attractive finish. Drink up, the port is lovely now!Average score
Last tasted16th March 2017Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2017 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseDalva
C. da Silva
Vintage1994
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings6
BouquetFruit, white-heart cherry, blueberry, dark berry and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.25
TasteMedium bodied. Mature and elegant but still some soft tannin and will improve probably. White-heart cherry and berry in flavour. Sweet. Attractive and quite nice finish. Easy to drink and likeAverage score15.80
Last tasted6th June 2015Point this date15.75
CommentIn a friend’s home.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseDalva
C. da Silva
Vintage1995
ColourDark nearly black in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetFruity and juicy in the nose.
TasteQuite full bodied port. Sweet. Immature and lots of tannin. Fruit in flavour. A long finish. Imposing port.
Last tasted3rd November 1998Rating this dateImpressive
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseDalva
C. da Silva
Vintage1997
ColourDark blue with a yellow rim.Number of tastings2
BouquetBlackberry, blueberry and fruit in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.00
TasteMedium bodied. Loaded with fruit and dark berry. Still some tannin. Rather complex taste. Elegant and quite forward with a good finish. Quite delicate. Easy to drink and like. A modern vintage portAverage score15.75
Last tasted1st May 2012Point this date15.50
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseDalva
C. da Silva
Vintage2003
ColourBlue in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings4
BouquetOld grocery shop with mulberry, blueberry, some coffee and toffee in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Quite mature and elegant. Old grocery shop and dried fruit in flavour. Elegant and balanced and quite promising with an attractive finish. Lovely and enjoyable to drink today.Average score15.48
Last tasted5th March 2016Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseDalva
C. da Silva
Vintage2004
ColourStill quite dark blue in colour with a hint of a yellow edge.Number of tastings4
BouquetMulberries, toffee and dark fruit with some liquorice in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Sweet. Still some tannin and will be better. Dried fruit and mulberry on the palate. Balanced and easy to drink and like with a nice finish. No long runner but a rather nice port.Average score15.29
Last tasted7th October 2017Point this date15.40
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseDalva
C. da Silva
Vintage2005
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark cherry, dark berry, mulberry and black current in the nose.Score range15.40 - 15.40
TasteMedium body. Immature with lots of tannin. Black cherry and black current in taste. Quite complex with a quite long and attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted24th July 2014Point this date15.40
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseDalva
C. da Silva
Vintage2007
ColourRather dark blue with a yellow rim.Number of tastings3
BouquetFudge, toffee, dark berry and a little orange peel in the nose.Score range15.25 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Rather mature bur with soft tannin. Fudge in flavour. Balanced and elegant with a long and interesting finish. An enjoyable port and very enjoyable now.Average score15.58
Last tasted2nd November 2015Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseDalva
C. da Silva
Vintage2010
ColourNot so dark and astonish light in colourNumber of tastings1
BouquetFruit and dark berry in the nose.
TasteMedium body and hardly that. Easy to drink and like. Not a long runner. Elegant port in modern style and not what we had expected. Rather short but nice finish.
Last tasted5th November 2012Rating this dateGood
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, SS
HouseDalva
C. da Silva
Vintage2011
ColourVery dark blue in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetDried fruit, butterscotch and fudge in the nose and a hints of mint.Score range15.50 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Immature and still lots of tannin but easy to drink and like. Loaded with fruit. Balanced and not particularly aggressive. Quite complex and nice attractive finish. Will be interesting to follow.Average score15.75
Last tasted7th November 2016Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

Old Colheita/Tawny tasting notes:

HouseDalva
C. da Silva
Colheita1934
ColourTawny colour with an olive green rim. Beautiful.Number of tastings1
BouquetOrange peel, burned candy caramel in the nose.Bottled2001
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Very tasty and elegant. Orange peel and burned candy in taste. Still some acidity but an attractive and balanced finish.Score range
Last tasted23rd October 2014Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen
TastersSAI, SS

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