Est. 2011


Sociedade Quinta do Portal, S.A.

Founded 1989
Owner Branco family
Vineyards Quinta do Portal, Quinta dos Muros, Quinta da Abelheira, Quinta do Confradeiro
Vintage Port Brands Portal, Quinta do Portal, Portal Plus, Quinta dos Muros

Portal is owned by the Branco family, Eugénio Branco, a CPA (chartered public accountant) from Porto and his two sons João and Pedro Mansilha Branco. The history of the company is related with the history of the family that has been producing Port Wine for more than 100 years at its Quinta dos Muros property. They start increasing the vineyard area and bought more properties - Quinta da Abelheira in 1979 and Quinta do Confradeiro and Quinta do Portal in 1991.

A Single Quinta Vintage Port is made from Quinta do Portal and the company also makes a Vintage Port named Portal, which is mixed from several vineyards.

In the Vintage Port named Portal Plus, only young stocks of Touriga Nacional grapes from Quinta dos Muros were used.

Portal Vintages:1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2011
Portal Plus Vintages:2003
Quinta do Portal Vintages:2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009
Quinta dos Muros Vintages:2013

Vintage Port tasting notes:

ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetQuite nice coffee and tea nose.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Quite mature already. Rather complex with a nice finish and easy to like.Average score
Last tasted3rd November 2003Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
ColourStill quite dark but mature, yellow in colour.Number of tastings8
BouquetDried fruit, apricot, oak, mulberry and orange in the nose.Score range14.50 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and almost on top but still some tannin and will be better. Elegant and quite complex with a nice finish. Easy to drink today and very enjoyable.Average score15.22
Last tasted24th December 2012Point this date15.50
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetHerbal, some berry and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range14.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and on top. Roses in flavour. Balanced and easy to drink with a nice quite attractive finish. Very attractive port!Average score15.17
Last tasted5th November 2012Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
ColourYellow mature in colour but still rather dark.Number of tastings13
BouquetCherry, red mature berry and marzipan in the nose.Score range14.75 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Quite dry and mature, almost peaking. Cherry and red berry in taste. Easy to drink and like. Elegant and balanced with a nice finish.Average score15.33
Last tasted17th January 2016Point this date15.25
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
ColourDark blue colour with a little yellow rim.Number of tastings9
BouquetMulberry, dark berry, blue berry, ginger and a little spiciness in the noseScore range14.90 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Rather mature and easy to drink even if some soft tannin exist. Dark fruit, mulberry and some spiciness in flavour. Very sweet but balanced and easy to like. Quite nice and attractive finish.Average score15.43
Last tasted2nd April 2016Point this date16.50
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePortal PlusVintage2003
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetDark cherry and blueberry in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Lots of tannin, immature and fruity. Rather mature. Easy to like and drink. Nice finishAverage score15.38
Last tasted4th November 2012Point this date15.40
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
ColourVery dark ruby in colour but with a yellow rim.Number of tastings8
BouquetDark berry, mulberry but also some cacao, coffee and spiciness in the nose ofScore range15.50 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Very agreeable to drink with quite soft tannins. Lots of intense fruit, mulberry, spiciness and dark berry in flavour. Easy to drink and like. A very elegant port with a nice balanced finish. Will of course be much better.Average score15.76
Last tasted4th March 2017Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
ColourBlue in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetDark berry, mulberry and very fruity in the nose.Score range15.90 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Tannin but quite drinkable and enjoyable. Balanced. Dark berry and fruit in taste. Nice and quite attractive finish.Average score15.90
Last tasted4th March 2017Point this date15.90
CommentAt the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

Last tasted:

28th November
Offley Boa Vista 1966
25th November
Edward Sheldon
Shipton-on-Stour 1934
Quinta do Noval 1934
18th November
Quinta do Portal 2009
16th November
Offley Boa Vista 1955
6th November
Blackett 2013
Cockburn 2015
Cottas 2012
Gould Campbell 2000
Graham- Malvedos 2004
Kopke 2002
Smith- Woodhouse 1999
Maynard 2015
Niepoort 2009
Niepoort 2015
Palmer 2015
Quarles Harris 1977
Quinta do Bucheiro 2005
Quinta dos Canais
Cockburn 2010
Quinta da Cavadinha
Warre 2001
Quinta da Cavadinha
Warre 2006
Quinta de Ervamoira
Ramos Pinto 2009
Quinta da Gricha
Churchill 2007
Quinta do Infantado 1995
Quinta do Infantado 1999
Quinta do Infantado 2011
Quinta do Infantado 2013
Quinta do Retiro Novo
Wiese & Krohn 2004
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 2004
Quinta da Romaneira 2005
Quinta da Romaneira 2007
Quinta da Romaneira 2008
Quinta da Romaneira 2015
Quinta de Roriz 2004
Quinta de la Rosa 2014
Quinta do Sexio
Sandeman 2013
Quinta Senhora da Ribeira
Dow 2015
Real Velha 2003
Real Velha 2012
Rio Bom 2007
Sandeman 1975
Sandeman 1994
Smith Woodhouse 1980
Smith Woodhouse 2003
Vieira de Souza 2009
Vieira de Souza 2015
Sandeman 1997
Warre 2000
Wiese & Krohn 2007


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