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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, 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, 2014

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HousePortalVintage1995
ColourDark but yellow in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetQuite nice coffee, cream candy, fudge, some cacao and tea in the nose.Score range15.75 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Quite mature and peaking. Balanced buts some very soft tannin is still there. Cream candy, candy and fudge in taste. Rather complex with a nice but rather dry finish. Easy to like and drink indeed.Average score16.00
Last tasted15th March 2018Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% 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
HousePortalVintage1997
ColourStill quite dark but mature, yellow in colour.Number of tastings9
BouquetCream candy, candy, apricot, oak, mulberry and orange in the nose.Score range14.50 - 16.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and almost on top but still some tannin and will probably be better. Elegant and quite complex with a nice finish. Quite sweet. Easy to drink today and very enjoyable.Average score15.41
Last tasted15th March 2018Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% 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
HousePortalVintage1999
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetHerbal, some toffee, fudge, crème caramel and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range14.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and probably quite mature. Roses, toffee and some crème caramel in flavour. Balanced and easy to drink with a nice quite attractive finish. Very attractive and lovely port!Average score15.31
Last tasted15th March 2018Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% 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
HousePortalVintage2000
ColourYellow mature in colour but still rather dark.Number of tastings14
BouquetCherry, red mature berry, raisins and marzipan in the nose.Score range14.75 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Quite dry and mature, almost peaking but still some very soft tannin. Cherry, raisins and toffee in taste. Easy to drink and like. Elegant and balanced with a nice finish.Average score15.40
Last tasted15th March 2018Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% 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
HousePortalVintage2003
ColourStill very dark in colour with a little yellow rim.Number of tastings10
BouquetMulberry, dark berry, blue berry, ginger and a little spiciness in the noseScore range14.90 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Rather mature and easy to drink even if some soft tannin exist. Dark fruit, mulberry, some chocolate and some spiciness in flavour. Very sweet but balanced and easy to like. Quite nice and attractive finish. Lovely port indeed!Average score15.49
Last tasted15th March 2018Point this date15.90
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% 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.
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
HousePortal PlusVintage2003
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetDark cherry, dark chocolate, cacao and blueberry in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Still soft tannin but rather mature. Balanced and quite attractive and easy to like and drink. A nice finish and enjoyable. Modern port.Average score15.29
Last tasted15th March 2018Point this date15.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% 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.
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
HousePortalVintage2007
ColourVery dark blue in colour but with a yellow rim.Number of tastings10
BouquetDark berry, mulberry but also some cacao, coffee, vanilla and spiciness in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Very agreeable to drink with quite soft tannins. Lots of intense fruit, mulberry, spiciness and dark berry but also vanilla and cacao in flavour. Easy to drink and like. A very elegant port with a nice balanced and long finish. Will of course be much better and very interesting to follow.Average score15.85
Last tasted15th March 2018Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% 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
HousePortalVintage2011
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetDark berry, mulberry, cacao, dark chocolate, toffee and cream candy in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Tannin but quite drinkable and enjoyable. Balanced, elegant and very promising with some sweetness. Dark berry, toffee, cacao and cream candy in taste. Nice and quite attractive finish. Still very promising.Average score15.83
Last tasted15th March 2018Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% 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
HouseQuinta do PortalVintage2016
ColourVery dark almost black in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berry, mulberry, some spiciness, minty and some stalks in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Immature with lots of tannin and balanced acidity. Loaded with dark berry, mulberry and fruit in taste with a finish loaded with tannins.
Last tasted23rd June 2018Rating this dateImpressive
CommentTasting at Quinta do Portal’s lodge in the Douro Valley, Portugal.

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

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