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Gilbert

Gilbert & C:a

Founded 1914
Owner Sogevinus
Vintage Port Brands Gilbert, G Port

The first Gilberts were French Huguenots who were forced to emigrate to Prussia in the 18th century as a result of the Catholic prosecution of Protestants. Karl Gilbert, an eminent merchant in the wine trade and born in 1875, married his cousin Nanni, daughter of Gustav Burmester, in Porto. In 1952 his sons Helmut and Arnold bought a Port House founded 1914 by Alcino Correia Ribeiro, and the house Gilberts was founded.

Gilbert's was re-launched and re-positioned as ‘G Porto’ by Gilbert's in 2001 with Vintage 1999 as the first Vintage ‘G Port’. The intention was to attract younger port wine lovers Gilberts having been taken over by the Amorim family by the end of 1999. The Amorim family started its activity in 1870, with the manufacture and sale of Port Wine corks but sold Gilberts already in 2005 to Sogevinus.

G port Vintages:1999
Gilbert Vintages:1937, 1943, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1984, 1985, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseGilbertsVintage1943
ColourMature amber almost tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCrème caramel, toffee, tea and roasted coffee in the nose.Score range17.40 - 17.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. This is an elegant and balanced port with taste of crème caramel, toffee coffee and much more. Lovely and very attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted29th July 2016Point this date17.40
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGilbertsVintage1963
ColourMature tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetGenerous pharmacy, ether and old hospital in the nose.Score range
TasteMedium body. Fully mature. Elegant but quite old and a rather short finish. However, quite good.Average score
Last tasted15th May 2005Point this date15.25
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.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGilbertsVintage1985
ColourStill dark blue with a yellow rim in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetBerry and dark cherry nose. Quite complex.Score range
TasteMedium body. Still some tannin. Fruity but rather mature with a nice finish. Very easy to drink and like.Average score
Last tasted6th January 1999Point this date15.00
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGilbertsVintage1992
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetFigs, candy, ginger, some herbs and Christmas spiciness in the nose.Score range15.40 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and almost peaking but still with some soft and quite delicate tannin. Balanced and quite tasty with figs, herbs and candy in taste. Easy to drink and enjoy with a quite long and attractive finish.Average score15.58
Last tasted8th November 2018Point this date15.40
CommentAt the 18% Wine Society Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2018 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGilbertsVintage1994
ColourYellow, very mature in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetCandy, some pharmacy and old hospital in the nose.Score range15.75
TasteMedium body. Very mature , peaking and even a bit old in taste which is sweet with some pharmacy. Easy to drink and appreciate but drink up. Will not be better. No real back bone and a little short finish.Average score15.63
Last tasted12th December 2015Point this date15.50
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGilbertsVintage1997
ColourDark ruby in colour with a bit yellow rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetQuite tough nose with mulberries, dark cacao and hints of grape seed.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Lots of fruit with dark berries but no real back bone and a little short finish.Average score15.50
Last tasted7th May 2016Point this date15.50
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGilbertsVintage1999
ColourDark blue with a yellow rim.Number of tastings3
BouquetDark cherry, dark berry, cacao and coffee in the nose..Score range15.90
TasteMedium body. Rather mature with some soft tannins left. Dark berry and cacao in flavour. Elegant, modern vintage port with an attractive finish.Average score15.70
Last tasted14th September 2014Point this date15.50
CommentIn Oporto at the trip to Oporto – Douro, Portugal with the Port Wine Club est. 1981 in Copenhagen.
Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGilbertsVintage2005
ColourStill ruby but with a yellow mature edge.Number of tastings1
BouquetCherry, blackberry and some mulberry in the nose.Score range15.90 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Still quite immature with lovely tannin and will be better. Balanced and rather elegant. Cherry and blackberry in taste. Easy to drink and like with a rather short but elegant finish.Average score
Last tasted19th June 2018Point this date15.90
CommentTasted in our apartment in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

Old Colheita/Tawny tasting notes:

HouseGilbertsColheita1937
ColourRich tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetFigs and burned sugar in the nose.Bottled
TasteMedium body. Complex and sweet. Figs in taste and fudge. Long, lovey and attractive finish.Score range16.90 - 16.90
Last tasted4th October 1989Point this date16.90
CommentAt a trip to Oporto with the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981.
TastersSAI
HouseGilbertsColheita1950
ColourBeautiful rich tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetRoasted almond, candy and fudge in the nose.Bottled
TasteMedium body. Mature and elegant. Sweet. Burned candy in taste. Still some balanced acidity but an attractive and quite long finish.Score range
Last tasted27th February 2014Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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