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Quinta da Cavadinha

Quinta da Cavadinha

Owner Symington family

Belonging to Warre's.

Warre's owns the Quinta da Cavadinha (which in translation means "well-tilled"), which extends over 40 hectares on the North West banks of the Upper Douro valley, near Pinhão. The quinta was bought in 1980. Cavadinha was a component of Fonseca’s vintage during the 1960s and 1970s.

Quinta da Cavadinha Vintages:1978, 1979, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseQuinta da Cavadinha
Warre
Vintage1978
ColourRather dark, bur mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetViolet, spring flowers, crème caramel and toffee in the nose.Score range17.40 - 17.40
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mature and at its peak. Crème caramel and toffee in flavour. Lovely and elegant port with a long, attractive and balanced finish. Quite extraordinary!Average score
Last tasted15th November 2012Point this date17.40
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2012 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Cavadinha
Warre
Vintage1979
ColourStill rather dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCherry, nuts, plum and fruit in a generous bouquet.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Nuts and fruit in the taste. Mature and peaking. Balanced and elegant with a long, complex and attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted28th February 2013Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Semi-Great Tasting in Malmö.

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
HouseQuinta da Cavadinha
Warre
Vintage1982
ColourStill very dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetOld grocery shop, cacao, coffee and ginger-bread in the nose.Score range16.40 - 16.40
TasteAlmost full-bodied. Rather mature but with some soft tannin and will probably be better. Sweet. Cacao and coffee in taste. Elegant and balanced with a wonderful, long attractive finish. Very good indeed!Average score
Last tasted20th November 2014Point this date16.40
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2014 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Cavadinha
Warre
Vintage1984
ColourStill quite dark blue in colour but with a yellow rim.Number of tastings2
BouquetComplex old grocery shop with coffee and cacao, fruit, dark berry, cinnamon, toffee and spiciness in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.75
TasteMedium body. Sweet. Quite mature but still with some soft and delicate tannins. Elegant and balanced with herbs and fruit in taste. Excellent, long and very attractive finish.Average score16.38
Last tasted19th February 2015Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Semi- Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2015 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Cavadinha
Warre
Vintage1986
ColourStill very dark blue almost black in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetBlueberry, dark cherry and fruit in the nose.Score range
TasteFull-bodied. Still soft tannins and immature but with balance and backbone. Guts in the finish. How attractive and lovely.Average score
Last tasted5th January 1998Point this date16.50
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Cavadinha
Warre
Vintage1987
ColourStill very dark blue in colour.Number of tastings7
BouquetNutty and with cinnamon, coffee and cacao in the nose.Score range14.90 - 16.90
TasteQuite full-bodied and sweet. Lovely flavour of mulberry. Still tannin and a long way to go. Balanced and complex with an attractive and long finish. What a Port!Average score15.36
Last tasted15th March 2012Point this date16.90
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Cavadinha
Warre
Vintage1988
ColourAmber, yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings6
BouquetToffee, crème caramel, liquorice, dried fruit, cacao and roasted coffee in the nose.Score range14.40 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and now peaking. Elegant and balanced but quite sweet. Cacao, peaches and dried fruit in taste. Quite nice finish.Average score15.61
Last tasted15th September 2016Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Semi-Great Tasting in Malmö.
1 bottle has been defect.

In 2016 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Cavadinha
Warre
Vintage1989
ColourStill quite dark in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings2
BouquetMenthol, coffee, cacao and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.40 - 16.00
TasteQuite full-bodied, sweet and elegant. Not quite mature yet. A balanced port, lovely to drink and an attractive finish.Average score15.70
Last tasted21st January 2010Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Cavadinha
Warre
Vintage1990
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetMinty, toffee and burned sugar in the nose. Very attractive indeedScore range15.50 - 16.75
TasteQuite full-bodied. Elegant and sweet. Mature and at its peak. Very attractive and complex port. Balanced with a long and lovely finish.Average score16.00
Last tasted17th March 2012Point this date16.75
CommentAt home with the family 1 bottle has been defect.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Cavadinha
Warre
Vintage1995
ColourDark blue in colour with yellow rim.Number of tastings2
BouquetMint, menthol, dark berry, blue berry, blackberry and mulberry in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium bodied. Still immature with some soft tannin. Will be better. Dark berry, blackberry and mulberry in taste. Sweet and elegant. Balanced and with an attractive finish.Average score16.25
Last tasted1st November 2014Point this date16.25
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Cavadinha
Warre
Vintage1996
ColourYellow and quite mature in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetCoffee, cacao, oranges, mulberry and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.40
TasteAlmost full-bodied. Mature but still some very sift tannin. Cacao and oranges in taste. Elegant and balanced with a sweet and attractive finish.Average score15.95
Last tasted13th September 2014Point this date16.40
CommentIn Graham’s lodge in Oporto at the trip to Oporto – Duoro with the Port Wine Club est. 1981 in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Cavadinha
Warre
Vintage1998
ColourYellow, mature beautiful in colour.Number of tastings6
BouquetDried fruit, coffee, cacao, crème caramel, Christmas spiciness and some mint in the nose.Score range15.90 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Rather mature and now almost peaking. Elegant and quite complex. Cacao, crème caramel and some spiciness in flavour. An attractive and rather complex finish. Easy to drink and enjoy!Average score16.05
Last tasted4th March 2017Point this date15.90
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Cavadinha
Warre
Vintage1999
ColourStill very dark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetMulberry, cherry and dark berry in the nose.Score range15.90 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Still tannic and a long way to go. Mulberry and fruit in flavour. Attractive and exciting finish.Average score
Last tasted21st December 2013Point this date15.90
CommentAt a Christmas trip to London with the family
TastersSAI
HouseQuinta da Cavadinha
Warre
Vintage2001
ColourStill quite dark but with a yellow edge in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetHerbs, toffee, dark chocolate and spiciness in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Quite mature but still some soft and elegant tannin and will be better. Balanced and complex with herbs and spiciness in taste. The finish is delicate, elegant and very attractive. Will be lovely to follow!Average score16.25
Last tasted4th March 2017Point this date16.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Cavadinha
Warre
Vintage2010
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetMulberry, blackberry, minty and dark berry in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Still very immature with lots of tannin but balanced and very enjoyable indeed. Mulberry nd mint in taste. Quite complex with a long and quite promising finish.Average score
Last tasted7th November 2016Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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