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González Byass

González Byass, S.A.

Founded 1895
Owner This Port House does not exist any more (as a port producer)
Vineyards Quinta do Sabordella

This famous sherry producer was founded 1835 but came to Oporto 1895. It was first represented by Hunt Roope but disagreement caused that in 1896 they started to declare their own port. From 1901 they were sole buyers of Quinta de Roriz owned by the van Zeller family. Their own best quinta was Quinta de Sabordella.1983 the House was sold to Vasconsellos and 1989 Sandeman bought this firm and ended Gonzalez Byass history.

Mr M. Gonzalez was part of the Gonzalez Byass family and when the firm of Gonzalez Byass was sold he retained Quinta do Sabordella and started producing port in his own name. He died in the late 1980's and produced only one vintage under his own name - 1985.

Gonzalez Byass Vintages:1892, 1896, 1897, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1920, 1932, 1935, 1937, 1939, 1942, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1970, 1975
M Gonzalez Vintages:1985
Quinta de Roriz Vintages:1908, 1917, 1920, 1927

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseGonzalez-Byass
Quinta de Roriz
Vintage1920
ColourMature tawny colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetBurned sugar and crème caramel bouquet.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and maybe even a bit old. Alcoholic but elegant and still a complex and long finish. Quite good!Average score
Last tasted23rd December 2005Point this date16.25
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGonzalez- ByassVintage1932
ColourLight tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetFudge, toffee and burned sugar in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.25
TasteHardly medium bodied. Quite light port. Mature but elegant with fudge in taste. Quite complex and easy to drink. Nice finishAverage score
Last tasted25th December 2012Point this date15.25
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGonzalez- ByassVintage1947
ColourYellow mature in colourNumber of tastings1
BouquetSalmiak, liquorice, cacao and dark chocolate in the nose. Lovely bouquet.Score range17.00 - 17.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and on top. Salmiak and cacao in taste. Balanced, complex and very attractive port with a lovely finish.Average score
Last tasted29th July 2014Point this date17.00
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGonzalez- ByassVintage1948
ColourMature yellow, almost tawny colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetCrème caramel, roasted coffee beans, some spiciness, cacao, chocolate and a hint of pharmacy in the nose. Quite old but also delicious bouquet.Score range14.00 - 17.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking but balanced with some old and quite delicate acidity. Complex, elegant and with some sweetness and a lovely and quiet long finish. Astonishing good and very delicate port!Average score16.05
Last tasted1st August 2018Point this date17.40
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGonzalez- ByassVintage1955
ColourBeautiful yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings6
BouquetToffee, fudge, mulberry, old grocery shop, leather, cacao, some coffee, violet, oranges and some spiciness in the nose.Score range15.90 - 17.50
TasteAlmost full- bodied. Mature and peaking. Absolute on top and will not be better. Toffee, cacao, dark chocolate and fudge in taste. Elegant and balanced port with a long, attractive and delicious finish. Lovely and mature port! Cannot be better so please drink it now!Average score16.76
Last tasted18th May 2017Point this date16.90
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGonzalez- ByassVintage1957
ColourVery yellow, almost olive green in the rim in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDar chocolate, cacao, toffee, crème caramel and dried figs in the nose.Score range16.40 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Very mature indeed and maybe even a little old. Still quite sweet. Quite elegant and cacao and toffee in taste. Nice finish.Average score
Last tasted29th July 2014Point this date16.40
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGonzalez- ByassVintage1958
ColourBeautiful, still rather dark but amber in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCrème caramel, butter-scotch, fudge, some violet, Christmas raisin, cherry, cacao, dark chocolate, coffee in the nose.Score range17.75 - 17.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking, absolutely on top! Balanced with some elegant sweetness. Toffee, butterscotch, crème caramel and a lot of other things in the taste. Wonderful port with a long, attractive and complex finish.Average score
Last tasted17th November 2016Point this date17.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Semi-Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdals Private Collection.

In 2016 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGonzalez- ByassVintage1960
ColourBeautiful yellow mature almost tawny in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetGenerous and complex bouquet of burned sugar, French plums and old hospital in the nose.Score range15.25 - 17.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and perhaps a little old. Complex, elegant and tasty with a lovely finish. Still very good indeed.Average score16.33
Last tasted24th March 2013Point this date16.50
CommentAt a Port Wine friend’s home 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
HouseGonzalez- ByassVintage1963
ColourMature tawny colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetGinger bread, figs and pharmacy in the nose.Score range14.50 - 15.40
TasteHardly medium body. Mature and maybe a little old. Pharmacy in taste. Still knit together and balanced but a short finish.Average score14.95
Last tasted21st November 2013Point this date14.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdals Private Collection.

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
HouseGonzales-Byass on the top cap on this
Vasconcellos
Vintage1965
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetRather generous bouquet of candy, fudge and toffee in the nose.Score range15.90 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Elegant and balanced with fudge in taste. Easy to drink and like. A nice and attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted14th December 2013Point this date15.90
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGonzalez- ByassVintage1967
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetSweet liquorice, pharmacy and old hospital in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature, at its peak and even more than that. Flavour of burned sugar. Sweet. A lovely and quite long finish.Average score15.95
Last tasted17th November 2011Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGonzalez- ByassVintage1970
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetLiquorice, dark berry and dark cherry sand even old grocery shop in the nose. Complex bouquet.Score range16.50 - 17.00
TasteMedium body. Elegant and balanced. Mature and on top. Liquorice in taste. Tasty and good with an extraordinary and attractive finish. Lovely port.Average score16.75
Last tasted2nd November 2013Point this date17.00
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
HouseGonzalezVintage1985
ColourYellow and mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetLovely bouquet of toffee, fudge and burned sugar in the nose.Score range16.50 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature with toffee in the taste. Peaking and will not be better. Balanced and elegant port with a quite long and attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted23rd February 2013Point this date16.50
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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