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Quinta do Junco

Owner Fladgate Partnership (Taylor-Fonseca Group)

The magnificent old estate of Quinta do Junco is among the most well-known of the historic Pinhão Valley vineyards. The early history of Quinta do Junco is not well documented. However the estate is known to have been in existence for at least a century and a half. Like Quinta de Terra Feita, it lies in the heart of the original 1756 demarcation.

This quinta was purchased by Taylor’s in 1997 from Borges & Irmao, who had own it since 1906 and it is situated near to Quinta de Terra Feita in the Pinhão River valley. The directors of Taylor’s were familiar with the wines of the estate and well aware of their quality. Indeed, some twenty years before, the company’s chairman, Alistair Robertson, had attempted to buy Quinta do Junco but was unsuccessful in persuading the bank to part with the estate.

Borges has now and then produced a Single Quinta Vintage Port from Junco.

Quinta do Junco Vintages:1908, 1920 (Borges), 1922, 1935, 1958, 1960, 1977, 1980, 1995

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseQuinta do Junco
Borges & Irmao
Vintage1922
ColourBeautiful, mature yellow and amber in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetElegant bouquet with toffee, cream candy, fudge, hazelnuts, cacao and figs in the nose.Score range17.25 - 17.25
TasteMedium body. Mature, peaking and elegant port. Balanced and very tasty with toffee, cream candy and cacao in taste. Sweet with a long and attractive finish. Lovely port indeed!Average score
Last tasted27th July 2016Point this date17.03
CommentAt home with the family and a wine connoisseur.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Junco
Borges & Irmao
Vintage1958
ColourStill very dark but with a yellow, mature edge in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetChristmas spiciness, cacao, dark chocolate, orange zest but rather flat and dull in the nose.Score range15.40 - 15.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and probably peaking. Balanced but rather dull in taste but some cacao and spiciness exist. Still however some complexity and a nice finish.Average score
Last tasted17th November 2016Point this date15.40
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Semi-Great Tasting in Malmö.

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 do Junco
Borges & Irmao
Vintage1960
ColourYellow, mature quite beautiful in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetToffee, figs, ginger and some cream candy in the nose.Score range16.50 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Quite complex and elegant. Figs and cream candy in taste. Quite balanced with a hint of acidity but with a long and attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted5th January 2016Point this date16.50
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Junco
Borges & Irmao
Vintage1980
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCrème caramel and burned sugar in the nose.Score range14.50 - 14.50
TasteMedium body. Quite mature but still some fruit. Rather nice finish. Will not be a long runner.Average score
Last tasted7th August 1991Point this date14.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI
HouseQuinta do Junco
Borges & Irmao
Vintage1995
ColourStill dark but with a yellow rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetMedium body. Liquorice, aniseed and mulberry in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Liquorice in taste. Still some tannin and will probably be better. Quite elegant with a nice but maybe a little short finish.Average score
Last tasted26th October 2014Point this date15.75
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS

Last tasted:

16th March
Quinta de Terra Feita
Taylor 2008
Quinta de Vargellas
Taylor 2008
9th March
Graham 1985
7th March
Graham 1997
2nd March
Blackett 2013
Borges & Irmao 1995
Borges & Irmao 2004
Borges & Irmao 2005
Bulas 2015
Burmester 2016
Cockburn 1967
DR 2016
Gould Campbell 1985
Graham- Malvedos 2005
Kopke 2004
Kopke 2016
Madalena
Smith- Woodhouse 1998
Martha’s 2016
Maynard 2016
Maynard (organic) 2016
Pocas Jr 1970
Pocas Jr 2013
Portal 1999
Portal 2007
Portal 2016
Quarles Harris 1977
Quevedo 2016
Quinta do Bomfim
Dow 2015
Quinta da Cavadinha
Warre 2004
Quinta do Javali 2016
Quinta das Lamelas 2016
Quinta dos Muros
Portal 2013
Quinta do Pego 2016
Quinta do Pego 2017
Quinta do Portal 2008
Quinta do Retiro Novo
Wiese & Krohn 2007
Quinta do Retiro Novo
Wiese & Krohn 2011
Quinta da Romaneira 2005
Quinta da Romaneira 2008
Quinta da Romaneira 2015
Quinta da Romaneira 2016
Quinta de la Rosa 2012
Quinta de la Rosa 2016
Quinta de Santa Eufemia 2014
Quinta de Santa Eufemia 2015
Quinta de Santa Eufemia 2016
Quinta do Sexio
Sandeman 2015
Quinta Senhora da Ribeira
Dow 1999
Quinta das Tecedeiras 2014
Quinta de Vargellas
Taylor 1995
Quinta de Vargellas
Taylor 1998
Quinta de Vargellas
Taylor 2005
Quinta de Vargellas
Taylor 2012
Quinta de Ventezelo 2012
Quinta do Vesuvio 2012
Rebello Valente
Robertson 1975
Rio Bom 2000
Sandeman 1980
Sandeman 2000
Sandeman 2016
San Leonardo 2015
Smith Woodhouse 2016
Vasques de Carvalho 2016
Vau
Sandeman 1999
Vieira de Sousa 2016
Warre 1980
Wiese & Krohn 2007
Wiese & Krohn 2016

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