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Osborne

Osborne Vinhos do Portugal & C:a

Founded 1772
Owner Osborne & CIA and Bodega Montecillo
Vineyards None
Vintage Port Brands Osborne, Duff Gordon

Since it was founded by Thomas Osborne born in Exeter in the eighteenth century, Osborne has been trading sherry but has been in the Port Wine trade since 1967 initially with participation of Quinta do Noval, a company of great tradition and prestige in the Port wine sector. Osborne Portugal was the first step of Osborne in its politics of diversification. In the year of 1988, Osborne acquires the totality of Osborne Portugal and buys Quinta do Noval facilities in Vila Nova de Gaia. However, Osborne purchased the Port shipper Duff Gordon already in the 19th century but retained only the brand name.

Osborne Master of Port
In 1988 Osborne initiated collaboration between associations of sommeliers in France and various other countries, including Portugal, Belgium and the Netherlands, in order to establish the Osborne Master of Port, an award which would be given to the sommelier with the greatest knowledge of Port wines.

Osborne Vintages:1960, 1970, 1982, 1985, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2003
Duff Gordon Vintages:1982, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1997

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseOsborneVintage1960
ColourYellow mature colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetComplex crème caramel and some burned sugar.Score range15.90 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Very balanced and attractive with a nice finish. Very good indeed.Average score
Last tasted15th November 2007Point this date15.90
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal’s 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
HouseOsborneVintage1970
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetCream candy, minty, cacao, dark chocolate and some sweet liquorice in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Very elegant with some lovely old acidity. Will not be better but is wonderful today. Herb, candy, cream candy in taste with a rather long finish.Average score15.91
Last tasted13th October 2018Point this date16.40
CommentAt home with the family after start drinking it with Gerda Jensen at her home The bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal’s Private Collection.

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
HouseOsborneVintage1985
ColourBeautiful, mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetRather shy bouquet with burned sugar, toffee and some walnuts in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking.. Sweet. Easy to drink and like with toffee in taste. Nice finish.Average score
Last tasted4th January 2014Point this date15.25
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseOsborneVintage1991
ColourVery dark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetFruit, dark berry and dark cherry in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Still quite immature and will be better. Very fruity in taste. Balanced port with a quite long and attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted8th December 2012Point this date15.50
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseOsborneVintage1992
ColourStill quite dark and a hint of ruby in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetSalt liquorice, spiciness and elegant toffee in the nose.Score range15.90 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and on top. Will not be better but balanced and rather elegant and easy to drink and enjoy. Liquorice and spiciness in taste with a rather long and quite attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted8th November 2018Point this date15.90
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
HouseOsborneVintage1994
ColourStill dark in colour but with a mature rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetCandy, toffee and dark berry in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Quite mature but still with some tannin. Will be better but almost peaking. Balanced and quite complex port with still fruit in taste. Sweet. Attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted25th July 2013Point this date16.00
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseOsborneVintage1995
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetNo attractive nose. Unclean barrel?Score range14.50 - 14.50
TasteMedium body. Mature. The taste much better than the nose. The finish quite good. This bottle was not as expected at all. Something was wrong with the bouquet.Average score
Last tasted16th December 2010Point this date14.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseOsborneVintage1997
ColourYellow mature, quite beautiful in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetNot so open in the nose but candy, cream candy and some spiciness can be identified.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced and very complex in taste which is predominated of candy and cream candy. The finish is very attractive and quite long.Average score
Last tasted16th June 2018Point this date16.00
CommentTasted in our apartment in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

Last tasted:

22nd March
Quinta do Noval 1966
16th March
Quinta de Terra Feita
Taylor 2008
Quinta de Vargellas
Taylor 2008
9th March
Graham 1985
7th March
Graham 1997
2nd March
Blackett 2013
Borges & Irmao 1995
Borges & Irmao 2004
Borges & Irmao 2005
Bulas 2015
Burmester 2016
Cockburn 1967
DR 2016
Gould Campbell 1985
Graham- Malvedos 2005
Kopke 2004
Kopke 2016
Madalena
Smith- Woodhouse 1998
Martha’s 2016
Maynard 2016
Maynard (organic) 2016
Pocas Jr 1970
Pocas Jr 2013
Portal 1999
Portal 2007
Portal 2016
Quarles Harris 1977
Quevedo 2016
Quinta do Bomfim
Dow 2015
Quinta da Cavadinha
Warre 2004
Quinta do Javali 2016
Quinta das Lamelas 2016
Quinta dos Muros
Portal 2013
Quinta do Pego 2016
Quinta do Pego 2017
Quinta do Portal 2008
Quinta do Retiro Novo
Wiese & Krohn 2007
Quinta do Retiro Novo
Wiese & Krohn 2011
Quinta da Romaneira 2005
Quinta da Romaneira 2008
Quinta da Romaneira 2015
Quinta da Romaneira 2016
Quinta de la Rosa 2012
Quinta de la Rosa 2016
Quinta de Santa Eufemia 2014
Quinta de Santa Eufemia 2015
Quinta de Santa Eufemia 2016
Quinta do Sexio
Sandeman 2015
Quinta Senhora da Ribeira
Dow 1999
Quinta das Tecedeiras 2014
Quinta de Vargellas
Taylor 1995
Quinta de Vargellas
Taylor 1998
Quinta de Vargellas
Taylor 2005
Quinta de Vargellas
Taylor 2012
Quinta de Ventezelo 2012
Quinta do Vesuvio 2012
Rebello Valente
Robertson 1975
Rio Bom 2000
Sandeman 1980
Sandeman 2000
Sandeman 2016
San Leonardo 2015
Smith Woodhouse 2016
Vasques de Carvalho 2016
Vau
Sandeman 1999
Vieira de Sousa 2016
Warre 1980
Wiese & Krohn 2007
Wiese & Krohn 2016

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