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Portal

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

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

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HousePortalVintage1995
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
HousePortalVintage1997
ColourMature, yellow in colour.Number of tastings7
BouquetDried fruit, apricot and orange in the nose.Score range14.50 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and on top. Elegant and quite complex with a nice finish. Will not be better.Average score15.18
Last tasted5th November 2012Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePortalVintage1999
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
HousePortalVintage2000
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings11
BouquetOld grocery shop with coffee and cacao in the nose but also mulberry and mint. Quite complex bouquet.Score range14.75 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Sweet and mature. Mulberry and mint in taste. Easy to drink and like. Elegant and quite delicious with a nice finish. Very good in magnum indeed.Average score15.32
Last tasted3rd November 2014Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
This port was enjoyed in magnum
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePortalVintage2003
ColourDark blue colour with a yellow rimNumber of tastings7
BouquetDried fruit, dark berry and a little spicy in the noseScore range14.90 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Rather mature and easy to drink. Dark fruit in flavour. Quite nice and balanced finish.Average score15.14
Last tasted5th November 2012Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
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
HousePortalVintage2007
ColourDark blue in colour but with a yellow rim.Number of tastings4
BouquetDark berry and fruit in the nose but also some woodiness.Score range15.40 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Still some tannin but rather mature. Fruit and berry in flavour but with some woodiness? Easy to drink and like. A modern, elegant port with a nice finish.Average score15.45
Last tasted3rd November 2014Point this date15.40
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePortalVintage2011
ColourAlmost black in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berry and fruit in the nose almost juicy.
TasteMedium body. Tannin but quite drinkable and enjoyable. Dark berry in taste. Nice finish.
Last tasted3rd November 2014Rating 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

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