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Feist

H & C J Feist - Vinhos, SA

Founded 1836
Owner Sogevinus
Vineyards Quinta da Fonte Santa, Quinta de Sant'Ana

The House was founded in London by two German cousins H and C.J. Feist in 1836 and opened up in Oporto 1870. Carl Feist left the management in Porto to his son-in-law J.H. Speich in 1921. Barros took over the house in 1953 and was then bought by Sogevinus in 2006.

Feist Vintages:1890, 1908, 1918, 1922, 1934, 1938, 1948, 1957, 1960, 1963, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2003
Quinta Sant'Ana Vintages:1982

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseFeistVintage1957
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetGinger bread and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and even a little old. Elegant and very good. Still very attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted8th January 2009Point this date15.75
CommentAt the 18% Wine Club tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFeistVintage1963
ColourMature yellow, quite beautiful in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetCandy, cream candy, Sultan raisin, nuts and ginger bread in the nose.Score range15.50 - 17.00
TasteA light medium body. Mature and peaking. Ginger bread, some candy and nuts in taste. Balance and rather complex port with an attractive and nice finish. Will not be better but lovely now so drink up and enjoy it!Average score16.63
Last tasted8th May 2018Point this date17.00
CommentAt the Port Forum Tasting in London, Great Britain.

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
HouseFeistVintage1966
ColourYellow tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetMature complex nose mostly crème caramel and ginger.Score range
TasteMedium body. Fully mature. A bit alcoholic and an old, not quite balanced finish.Average score
Last tasted21st September 2006Point this date15.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection.

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
HouseFeistVintage1970
ColourStill rather dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings9
BouquetEnormous ginger bread, crème caramel and cream candy bouquet. Elegant and attractive.Score range15.25 - 16.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and on top. Ginger bread in flavour. Marzipan in taste. Balanced and elegant port with a long an very attractive finish..Average score15.99
Last tasted8th November 2014Point this date16.90
CommentAt home with some friends

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
HouseFeistVintage1975
ColourThin mature tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetRoses and pharmacy on the nose.Score range
TasteAcidic and not balanced in mouth. Quite tired, old and not attractive.Average score
Last tasted16th March 2006Point this date13.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection. *This bottle was defect.

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
HouseFeistVintage1977
ColourQuite beautiful tawny in colour.Number of tastings6
BouquetSome orange and orange zests, spring flowers, fudge and burned sugar in the nose.Score range14.90 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Full matured and at its peak. Will not be better but easy to drink and enjoyed today but drink up. Rather elegant and very sweet but with some balanced acidity. Burned sugar and fudge in flavour. Nice finish.Average score15.18
Last tasted27th October 2016Point this date15.50
CommentIn a wine friend’s home.
1 bottle has been defect.

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
HouseFeistVintage1978
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetPharmacy, some berry and roasted coffee in the nose.Score range14.50 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature peaking and even a bit old but still sweet. Ginger bread in flavour. A nice and elegant finish.Average score15.55
Last tasted15th November 2012Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection.

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
HouseFeistVintage1979
ColourMature yellow almost tawny in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetFudge, candy and some pharmacy in the nose. Quite attractive.Score range14.50 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Fudge in taste. Mature and peaking and maybe just a little old. Balanced and elegant port with a long and attractive finish.Average score15.38
Last tasted28th February 2013Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Semi-Great Tasting in Malmö.

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
HouseFeistVintage1980
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetMost crème caramel bouquet.Score range15.00 - 15.00
TasteMedium body with complexity. Still immature and will be better. A nice finish. Quite good.Average score
Last tasted7th August 1991Point this date15.00
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI
HouseFeistVintage1982
ColourYellow mature in colour. Beautiful.Number of tastings7
BouquetCrème caramel, toffee, cream candy and fudge in the nose.Score range14.50 - 16.75
TasteMedium body. Wonderful mature taste and on top. Will not be better but is lovely today. Complex and attractive with crème caramel, toffee and candy in taste and a long and attractive finish.Average score15.90
Last tasted21st March 2019Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
1 bottle has been defect.

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
HouseFeistVintage1983
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetCacao, toffee, burned candy, sweet liquorice, some dark chocolate and fudge in the nose.Score range15.25 - 16.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Fudge and dark chocolate in taste. Balanced and easy to drink. Elegant and sweet port with a rather attractive and long finish.Average score15.94
Last tasted16th March 2017Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection.

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
HouseFeistVintage1985
ColourVery mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetLovely crème caramel bouquet.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMature elegant and on top. Tasty with a nice finish. Good mature port.Average score15.50
Last tasted15th May 2008Point this date15.50
CommentAt the 18% Wine Club tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFeistVintage1987
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetComplex, elegant crème caramel and toffee bouquet.Score range15.75 - 16.40
TasteRather big body. Mature and at its peak. Toffee in flavour. Very tasty and complex port. Elegant with a long finish. Quite attractive.Average score15.93
Last tasted15th March 2012Point this date16.40
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFeistVintage1989
ColourYellow mature but rather dark in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetLovely bouquet of toffee, cream candy and fudge in the noseScore range16.40 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking but with some soft tannin still to balance the port. Toffee and fudge in taste. Balanced and quite complex with a long and attractive finish. Very good for the vintage year!Average score
Last tasted15th December 2014Point this date16.40
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFeistVintage1991
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetElegant, complex and mature in bouquet. Mostly ginger bread.Score range15.50 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Lovely fruit. Mature and peaking. Complex. Balanced and a delicious finish.Average score15.63
Last tasted27th November 2010Point this date15.75
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFeistVintage1995
ColourYellow and mature quite beautiful in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetLovely bouquet of liquorice, minty, toffee, ginger and cream candy.Score range14.50 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced and very elegant. Minty and ginger in taste. Very complex and a lovely and long finish. Very good indeed!Average score15.45
Last tasted25th December 2015Point this date16.40
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFeistVintage1997
ColourStill very dark blue with a yellow rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetQuite closed bouquet but opened up with crème caramel in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteQuite full-bodied. Still soft tannin and immature. Will be better. Complex with lovely fruit. A good port indeed.Average score
Last tasted15th May 2008Point this date15.50
CommentAt the 18% Wine Club tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFeistVintage2000
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetStill a bit closed but chocolate bouquet.Score range14.50 - 15.00
TasteMedium body. Quite light and opened with nice tannins and a complex finish. Very easy to like.Average score14.75
Last tasted2nd November 2009Point this date15.00
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFeistVintage2003
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetVery fruity nose.Score range15.00 - 15.00
TasteMedium body. Rather attractive already with a promising finish. Easy to drink and like.Average score15.00
Last tasted2nd November 2009Point this date15.00
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

Old Colheita/Tawny tasting notes:

HouseFeistColheita1937
ColourRich Tawny in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetBurned colheita bouquet of roasted almond, burned candy and some pharmacy in the nose.Bottled1986
TasteMedium body. Mature and elegant. Balanced even if dry and burned in taste. Complex and quite long finish.Score range16.50 - 16.50
Last tasted19th April 1997Point this date16.50
CommentAt a Wine friend’s birthday
TastersSAI
HouseFeistColheita1944
ColourTawny in colour with a lime green rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetGenerous burned and bouquet of candy and sugar.Bottled1981
TasteMedium body. Mature with complexity and some acidity in the taste of roasted candy and crème toffee. Lovely finish.Score range17.00 - 17.00
Last tasted12th July 2000Point this date17.00
CommentIn a Wine friend’s home.
TastersSAI
HouseFeistColheita1951
ColourQuite rich tawny in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetCrème caramel, toffee and a little burned sugar in the nose.Bottled1982-1988
TasteMedium body. Balanced but with some acidity. Crème caramel and toffee in the taste. Elegant and easy to drink and like. Nice finish.Score range15.50 - 16.75
Last tasted27th February 2014Point this date16.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFeistColheita1966
ColourQuite dark but tawny in colour with an olive green edge.Number of tastings1
BouquetBurned sugar, spiciness and burned candy in the nose.Bottled
TasteMedium body. Mature and on top. Burned sugar and burned candy in taste. Still acidity but quite balanced and attractive with a quite long and nice finish. Very easy to drink and like.Score range16.40 - 16.40
Last tasted21st January 2016Point this date16.40
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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