Est. 2011


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:

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
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
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
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
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
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
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:

10th November
Brizard Roma
Douro Wine Shippers and Growers Association 1978
Offley Boa Vista 1963
5th November
Alves de Sousa 2015
Barros 2016
Blackett 2013
Boeira 2016
Borges & Irmao 1995
Borges & Irmao 2007
Borges & Irmao 2015
Bulas 2015
Bulas 2016
Butler-Nephew 2003
Churchill 2016
Cottas 2013
Dona Otilia 2016
Dow 2016
DR 2016
Gould Campbell 2000
Graham- Malvedos 2005
Kopke 2000
Kopke 2016
Lacrau 2015
Smith- Woodhouse 1998
Martha’s 2016
Maynard 2016
Maynard (organic) 2016
Niepoort 2000
Niepoort 2015
Palmer 2016
Quarles Harris 1977
Quevedo 2015
Quinta do Bomfim
Dow 2015
Quinta do Bucheiro 2005
Quinta da Cavadinha
Warre 2004
Quinta da Cavadinha
Warre 2006
Quinta de Ervamoira
Ramos Pinto 2005
Quinta do Infantado 2003
Quinta do Infantado 2004
Quinta do Infantado 2015
Quinta da Oliveirinha 2016
Quinta do Retiro Novo
Wiese & Krohn 2007
Quinta do Retiro Novo
Wiese & Krohn 2009
Quinta do Retiro Novo
Wiese & Krohn 2011
Quinta da Romaneira 2003
Quinta da Romaneira 2007
Quinta da Romaneira 2015
Quinta da Romaneira 2016
Quinta de la Rosa 2005
Quinta de la Rosa 2014
Quinta Senhora da Ribeira
Dow 1998
Real Velha 2003
Sandeman 1980
Sandeman 2000
Sandeman 2016
San Leonardo 2007
Vieira de Sousa 2016
Quinta do Vau
Sandeman 1988
Sandeman 1999
Warre 1980
Wiese & Krohn 2007
Wiese & Krohn 2016
van Zellers 2012


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