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Est. 2011

Poças

Manuel D. Poças Júnior - Vinhos SA

Founded 1918
Owner Poças family
Vineyards Quinta das Quartas, Quinta de Vale de Cavalos, Quinta de Santa Bárbara
Vintage Port Brands Poças, Pousada, Seguro, Poças Director’s choice, Almiro, Chancellor, Terras, Quinta de Santa Bárbara, Pintaõ
Web-site www.pocas.pt

This is a family company, founded in 1918 by Manoel D. Poças Junior. He had started to work at Ferreira but started the House with his uncle. It was called Poças & Comandita, later Manuel D. Poças Junior. In 1943 it was established as a singular name firm, and it becomes a Limited Liability Society, all partners being members of the Founder's Family, most of them working exclusively for the Company. Now the founder’s grandsons and the 4th generation are engaged in the company. 1944 they took over the Port House J.P. Gouveia, which had no port left. Poças Jr. started making vintage port in 1960.

The Quinta das Quartas Vineyard was bought 1923, Quinta de Santa Bárbara, was bought 1980 and Quinta do Vale de Cavalos was purchased in 1998.

Pocas Junior Vintages:1960, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1970, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013
Terras Vintages:1970, 1977, 1978, 1982
Almiro Vintages:1963, 1970, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001
Pousada Vintages:1960, 1963, 1970, 1975, 1978, 1982, 1985, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007
Seguro Vintages:1960, 1963, 1970, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1982, 1985, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2007
Director's Choice Vintages:2003, 2004, 2005
Chancellor Vintages:2001, 2004, 2005
Pintão Vintages:1975

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HousePocas JrVintage1960
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetCacao, old grocery shop and burned sugar in the nose.Score range16.75 - 16.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and elegant. Burned sugar and pharmacy in flavour. Long and lovely finish. Much better than expected.Average score
Last tasted15th November 2007Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
*Defect bottle. Notes from October 1989. 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
HousePocas JrVintage1963
ColourBeautiful tawny in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetGinger bread, toffee and fudge in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Balanced and elegant. Crème caramel in taste with a wonderful and generous finish. Very good indeed.Average score16.17
Last tasted21st November 2013Point this date16.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal’s 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
HousePocas JrVintage1965
ColourYellow tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetStrange old nose.Score range12.50 - 12.50
TasteMedium body. Old and mature. Unbalanced. Short finish. Must have been much better.Average score
Last tasted8th January 2009Point this date12.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
Defect bottle
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePocas JrVintage1967
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetPharmacy and ether in the nose. Complex bouquet.Score range16.75 - 16.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Elegant and complex with a wonderful and balanced finish.Average score
Last tasted5th February 2004Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePocas JrVintage1970
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings9
BouquetPharmacy and hospital in the nose. Quite old bouquet.Score range14.90 - 16.75
TasteMedium body. Quite tasty. Mature and a bit old in flavour. An alcoholic finish but quite nice anyhow.Average score15.45
Last tasted13th November 2008Point this date15.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal’s Private Collection. *This bottle and 1 more have been defect. Notes from 30 November 2005.

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
HousePocas JrVintage1975
ColourYellow tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetEther and pharmacy in the nose.Score range14.25 - 14.25
TasteMedium body. Very mature. Quite old and thin and a short finish. Not so good.Average score
Last tasted16th March 2006Point this date14.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal’s Private Collection.

In 2006 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePocas JrVintage1977
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetChocolate, coffee and tea in the nose.Score range16.90 - 16.90
TasteFull-bodied. Mature Elegant and complex with a generous finish. Best Poca so far we ever have had.Average score
Last tasted5th November 2010Point this date16.90
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal’s Private Collection.

In 2010 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePocas JrVintage1978
ColourYellow mature but quite dark in colourNumber of tastings1
BouquetQuite old and vinegar in the nose. Not good at all.Score range13.00 - 13.00
TasteMedium body. Unbalanced acidity but drinkable and the finish still alive.Average score
Last tasted20th June 2013Point this date13.00
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePocas JrVintage1982
ColourDark yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetAlcoholic, old pharmacy and hospital in the nose. Terrible nose, probably unclean barrel.Score range10.00 - 10.75
TasteMedium body. Unbalanced and acidic. Undrinkable and defect portAverage score10.37
Last tasted20th November 2014Point this date10.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal’s Private Collection. Both bottles we have had have been defect.

In 0 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePocas JrVintage1985
ColourStill very dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetRoasted coffee, fudge, toffee, sweet liquorice, roasted almond and cacao in the nose.Score range15.75 - 16.75
TasteMedium body. Sweet. Mature and almost peaking even if some very soft tannin still remain. Elegant and balanced. Long and very attractive finish. A wonderful port from Poca.Average score16.25
Last tasted6th September 2015Point this date16.75
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePocas JrVintage1990
ColourYellow mature but quite dark in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetLovely generous bouquet of old grocery shop, mulberry and burned sugar.Score range15.50 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature, elegant and peaking. Complex attractive and long finish. Astonishing good for the vintage.Average score16.00
Last tasted12th January 2012Point this date16.50
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePocas JrVintage1991
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetComplex berry and candy in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Sweet. Elegant. Balanced tannin. Lovely finish. Will be good.
Last tasted3rd November 1994Rating this dateImpressive
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB
HousePocas JrVintage1994
ColourMature amber, yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetSeductive and luscious bouquets of liquorice, cream toffee, fudge, salvia and candy in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Luscious taste of liquorice and candy in the mouth. Balanced, quite sweet and rather complex with an attractive and rather long finish.Average score
Last tasted9th May 2015Point this date16.25
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePocas JrVintage1995
ColourMature yellow in colour but still rather dark.Number of tastings5
BouquetLiquorice, smoked ham, fudge and coffee in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Smoked ham in flavour. Elegant and attractive port with a nice finish.Average score16.25
Last tasted18th September 2014Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePocas JrVintage1996
ColourDark but rather mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetMulberry, soft oak notes, toffee, crème caramel and burned candy in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Quite mature. Quite sweet. Candy in taste. Quite complex and attractive with a nice finish.Average score16.25
Last tasted5th March 2016Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePocas JrVintage1997
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetCacao, ginger and some dark chocolate in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking but still some very light and soft tannin. Balanced, sweet and quite elegant. Easy to like and drink with a quite long and interesting finish.Average score15.97
Last tasted4th March 2017Point this date15.90
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePocas JrVintage2000
ColourVery dark blue in colour with just a hint of a yellow rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berry, blackberry and a hint of mulberry in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Lots of tannin. Will be much better but balanced even if some acidity and quite attractive. Blackberry and dark berry in taste and a very promising and long finish. Will be lovely to follow!Average score
Last tasted28th October 2017Point this date16.00
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePocas JrVintage2001
ColourDark blue, almost still black in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetDark cherry, mulberry and fruit in the nose.Score range14.75 - 15.00
TasteMedium body. Immature and lots of tannin. Quite dry. Very fruity and dark berry in flavour. Easy to drink and like with a nice and balanced finish but no long runner.Average score14.88
Last tasted27th November 2015Point this date14.75
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePocas JrVintage2002
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetDark berry, fruity and a little spicy in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.25
TasteMedium bodied. Immature and tannic. Fruity taste. Easy to drink and like. Quite modern style of port. Balanced and attractive but maybe a little short in finish.Average score
Last tasted5th January 2013Point this date15.25
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePocas JrVintage2007
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetBlueberry, mulberry, blackberry and black current in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Lots of tannins bur rather soft. Very fruity and easy to drink and like. Balanced and with a quite long and attractive finish.Average score15.50
Last tasted7th September 2014Point this date15.50
CommentIn Poca lodge at the trip to Oporto – Duoro with the Port Wine Club est. 1981 in Copenhagen
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePocas JrVintage2009
ColourAlmost black in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetLots of fruit and dark berry in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Tannic and fruity. Very fruity and sweet in flavour. Modern style of port. Quite attractive finish.
Last tasted28th October 2012Rating this dateGood/Very Good
CommentThe Food and Wine Festival in Malmö.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI
HousePocas JrVintage2011
ColourBeautiful black in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetLots of fruit dark cherry, chocolate and dark berry in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Tannic and fruity. Dark cherry and very fruity in flavour. Sweet. Quite attractive finish and easy to enjoy.
Last tasted4th April 2014Rating this dateVery good
CommentAt home with my wife

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI
HousePocas JrVintage2013
ColourDark almost black in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetMedium body. Lots of dark fruit, mulberry and sweet liquorice, dark cherries and dark berries in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Of course quite tannic and immature but balanced and impressive. Sweet with mulberry and dark berry in taste. Very attractive finish and easy to enjoy.
Last tasted7th November 2016Rating 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
HousePocas Jr.Vintage2015
ColourDark almost black in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetStill juicy but also lots of dark fruit and mulberry in the nose.
TasteMedium body .Of course immature and lots of tannin and loaded with fruit and berry. Sweet with a quite nice and very interesting finish
Last tasted4th March 2017Rating this dateVery Good
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Roskilde, Denmark.

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

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