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Maynard

Barão de Vilar

Brand of Barão de Vilar.

The Maynard’s brand honors the story of the late Walter Maynard, born in 1652, ancestor of the van Zeller family through his marriage to Dorothy Augusta Kopke. He is recorded as one of the first traders to ever export Port wine to England.

Maynard Vintages:1996, 2002, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2015

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseMaynardVintage1996
ColourStill very dark blue, almost black in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetFruit and dark berry in the nose.Score range
TasteMedium body. Very fruity in flavour. Still a lot of soft tannin but sweet and easy to drink and like. A modern port with an attractive and quite long finishAverage score
Last tasted15th December 2011Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseMaynardVintage2002
ColourStill quite dark but with a yellow rim.Number of tastings5
BouquetDark berry, cacao, herbs and cinnamon in the nose.Score range15.40 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Quite mature but with some soft tannin. Will probably be better. Cacao and ginger in taste. Balanced and very good and attractive with a nice and quite long finish. A modern and delicious port.Average score15.61
Last tasted10th February 2018Point this date16.25
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseMaynardVintage2004
ColourBlue in colour with a little yellow rim.Number of tastings3
BouquetBlack cherry, dark berry, mulberry and complex fruit in the nose.Score range15.25 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Immature with lovely tannins and dark berry in taste. Rather dry but elegant port with a promising and charming finish. Will be much better and interesting to follow.Average score15.72
Last tasted3rd November 2014Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseMaynardVintage2007
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark cherry, dark berry and some pepper in the nose.Score range15.40 - 15.40
TasteMedium body. Loaded with fruit and tannins. Immature but lovely and some pepper in flavour. A charming and interesting finish. Will be interesting to follow.Average score
Last tasted26th August 2012Point this date15.40
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseMaynardVintage2011
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark cherry, dark berry and juicy nose.
TasteMedium body. Loaded with fruit and tannins. Immature and hard to swallow. Dark berry in flavour. A charming and interesting finish. Will be interesting to follow.
Last tasted4th November 2013Rating 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
HouseMaynardVintage2012
ColourAlmost black in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetDark cherry, dark berry and some cacao nose with some oak.Score range15.25 - 15.25
TasteMedium body. Loaded with fruit and tannins. Dark berry and some cacao in flavour. Nice young port with a nice and quite long finish.Average score
Last tasted4th March 2017Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseMaynardVintage2015
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetStill quite juicy but dark berry and fruit also in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Loaded with fruit and tannins. Dark berry and mulberry in taste. Balanced but modern style of port with a nice finish.
Last tasted6th November 2017Rating this dateVery Good/ Impressive
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.

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

Old Colheita/Tawny tasting notes:

HouseMaynardColheita1962
ColourBeautiful tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetToffee and crème caramel in the nose.Bottled2012
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Elegant and complex with a lovely, burned finish. Attractive port!Score range17.00 - 17.00
Last tasted27th August 2012Point this date17.00
CommentAt the Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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