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Feuerheerd

Feuerheerd Bro:s & C:a

Founded 1815
Owner Barao de Vilar Vinhos SA
Vineyards none

Feuerheerd was founded in 1815 by the German trader Dietrich Feuerheerd born in Hamburg who sold cattle, fruit, wood and textiles as well as port. Feuerheerd was one of the leading houses which held grapes from single quintas separated during the 19th century; such as Quinta do Roncao, Quinta do Bom Retiro and Quinta de Zimbro. In 1881 the firm was limited to port and belong to Barros Almeida since 1926. In1996 the equally old Hutcheson was merged with Feuerheerd to became Hutcheson Feuerheerd Associates. In 2006 when Sogevinus bought Barros, this company was included. However the beautiful Quinta de la Rosa still belongs to Feuerheerd family through Albert Feuerheerd’s daughter Claire Bergqvist. The house made vintage from single quinta through Zimbro and de la Rosa during the 1920th. In 2007 the house was sold to Quinta D. Matilde Vinhos, Lda which is owned by some members of the Barros family. Nowadays the brand has been acquired by Barao de Vilar Vinhos SA, giving birth to a new partnership between van Zellers and the Barros family.

Feuerheerd Vintages:1870, 1872, 1873, 1875, 1878, 1881, 1884, 1887, 1890, 1894, 1896, 1900, 1904, 1908, 1912, 1917, 1920, 1924 (Quinta de la Rosa), 1927 (Quinta de la Rosa), 1929 (Quinta de la Rosa), 1933, 1934, 1936, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1948, 1951, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1963, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1991, 1997, 2007
Quinta de Zimbro Vintages:1875, 1887, 1920, 1922, 1934
Quinta do Bom Retiro Vintages:1875
Quinta do Roncao Vintages:1870, 1873

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseFeuerheerd
Quinta de Zimbro
Vintage1922
ColourMature tawny colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetLovely pharmacy and ether in the nose.Score range16.50 - 16.50
TasteMedium body and mature. Maybe a bit old. Elegant and very attractive old port with a lovely finish. Quite agreeable and interesting.Average score
Last tasted23rd December 2009Point this date16.50
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFeuerheerd
Quinta de la Rosa
Vintage1924
ColourMature tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetPharmacy and ether in the nose. Unbalanced and alcoholic.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteMature and quite old. Not quite balanced and had faded a bit. Quite agreeable finish. Very interesting and exciting anyhow.Average score
Last tasted15th January 2004Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFeuerheerd
Quinta de la Rosa
Vintage1929
ColourMature tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetPharmacy and ether in the nose.Score range15.40 - 15.40
TasteMature and quite old. Alcoholic. Quite tasty and complex with a nice finish. Quite good for the year.Average score
Last tasted10th April 1998Point this date15.40
CommentAt a tasting in a friend’s home.
TastersSAI
HouseFeuerheerdVintage1943
ColourMature tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetPlum and black cherry in the nose. Some pharmacy at the end.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Coffee in flavour. Balanced and complex port with a nice long finish. Surprisingly good old port.Average score
Last tasted5th February 2004Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFeuerheerdVintage1947
ColourStill astonishing dark but yellow mature in colourNumber of tastings1
BouquetSweet liquorice, cacao, spiciness, ginger, candy, old grocery shop and cinnamon in the nose.Score range17.50 - 17.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking with a nice balanced acidity. Very complex and delicious with sweet liquorice and cacao in taste. The finish is very long and very elegant. A lovely port indeed.Average score
Last tasted14th April 2017Point this date17.50
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFeuerheerdVintage1960
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetPharmacy and ether in the nose.Score range15.25 - 17.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and maybe a bit old in flavour but elegant and good. Balanced finish.Average score16.38
Last tasted15th November 2007Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdals Private Collection.

In 2007 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFeuerheerdVintage1963
ColourMature yellow colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetCacao, dark chocolate and coffee in the nose.Score range15.00 - 16.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and maybe a little old. Elegant with cacao in taste. Complex port with a quite attractive finish.Average score15.95
Last tasted21st November 2013Point this date15.00
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
HouseFeuerheerdVintage1970
ColourMature yellow, quite beautiful in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetMenthol, mint, rosemary, cherry and quite spicy in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Quite balanced and complex port with spiciness in taste. Easy to drink and like with an attractive and quite long finish.Average score16.04
Last tasted17th January 2015Point this date16.75
CommentAt home with the family.

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
HouseFeuerheerdVintage1978
ColourMature almost tawny colour.Number of tastings9
BouquetOld pharmacy and some ether in the nose, but also some Christmas raisin and dried fruit.Score range14.50 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and even a little old port. Sweet. Liquorice in flavour. A good finish bur maybe short. Easy to drink and like.Average score15.29
Last tasted15th November 2012Point this date15.90
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
HouseFeuerheerdVintage1982
ColourBeautiful mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings11
BouquetPharmacy, old hospital, burned sugar and a bit alcoholic in the nose.Score range14.50 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and even old but balanced and easy to drink. Pharmacy in taste. A nice finish but should have been enjoyed some years ago we believe.Average score15.29
Last tasted20th November 2014Point this date14.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection. 3 bottles have 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
HouseFeuerheerdVintage1983
ColourYellow, mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCream candy, candy butterscotch and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range16.50 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking with still some balanced nice acidity. The port is balanced and elegant. Candy, toffee and cream candy in taste with a long and quite attractive finish. Very easy to love and like!Average score
Last tasted16th March 2017Point this date16.50
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
HouseFeuerheerdVintage1985
ColourYellow beautiful mature colour.Number of tastings8
BouquetFudge and burned sugar in the nose.Score range14.00 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature, at its peak and perhaps a little more. Raisin in flavour. Nice finish but this port has been better before.Average score15.32
Last tasted22nd October 2012Point this date14.90
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFeuerheerdVintage2000
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetToffee, hint of liquorice, candy, zest of oranges and cinnamon in the nose.Score range15.40 - 15.40
TasteMedium body. Quite mature but still soft and elegant tannin and will be better. Balanced and with elegant acidity and toffee, some liquorice and cinnamon in taste. Easy to drink and with a very nice finish indeed.Average score
Last tasted9th May 2018Point this date15.40
CommentAt The Big Fortified Tasting in London, Great Britain.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFeuerheerdVintage2007
ColourDark blue in colourNumber of tastings1
BouquetCherry, red berry and fruit in the noseScore range14.50 - 14.50
TasteHardly medium body. Quite light and modern. Sweet and some soft tannin Easy to drink and enjoy already but a rather shot finish. Not a keeper.Average score
Last tasted5th November 2012Point this date14.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFeuerheerdVintage2015
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetStill a little juicy but mulberry, dark berry and dark cherry in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Of course immature and will be better. Loaded with fruit and berry in taste but balanced and quite agreeable with a nice but maybe a little short finish.
Last tasted9th May 2018Rating this dateVery Good
CommentAt The Big Fortified Tasting in London, Great Britain.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFeuerheerdVintage2016
ColourDark blue almost black in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetBlackberry, blue berry and mulberry in taste.
TasteMedium body. Of course very immature almost a cask sample but very tasty and good, loaded with fruit and dark berry. Balanced with blackberry, blue berry and mulberry in taste and a long interesting finish. Will be very interesting to follow.
Last tasted9th May 2018Rating this dateVery Good/ Impressive
CommentAt The Big Fortified Tasting in London, Great Britain.

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

Old Colheita/Tawny tasting notes:

HouseComendador
Feuerheerd
Tawny
ColourTawny in colour with an olive green edge.Number of tastings3
BouquetQuite generous bouquet. Burned sugar, burned candy and molasses in the nose.Bottled
TasteMedium body. Mature tawny with burned sugar and burned candy in taste. Quite nice finish and easy to drink and appreciate.Score range14.25 - 15.50
Last tasted21st January 2016Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
This port was offered by President Albert Lebrun when the English King George and his wife Queen Elisabeth visited France July 19 in 1938 at a dinner in the Elysée Palace.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseOld Port
Feuerheerd
Tawny
ColourTawny in colour with an olive-green rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetQuite lovely bouquet of hospital and pharmacy.Bottled1932
TasteMedium body. Mature and complex but with an alcoholic taste. Elegant and attractive finish. An attractive port.Score range15.75 - 15.75
Last tasted8th January 2009Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö This was a Colheita probably between 1896-1912 and bottled in Denmark on the 23th of February 1932.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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Quinta de Terra Feita
Taylor 2001
Quinta de Vargellas
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Quinta do Vesuvio 1995
Sandeman 1963
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Sandeman 1977
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