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Quinta do Retiro Novo

Quinta do Retiro Novo

Owner Carneiro family

Belonging to Wiese & Krohn.

This quinta has a long history. It was initially called Quinta do Lapa after the name of the owner. It was acquired of Manuel Magalhaes and remained in his family until his grand-daughter Maria Leonor Magalhaes Bacelar sold it to Wiese & Krohn. The family Carneiros’s coat-of-arms was allow to hang through, for the previous owner’s wife’s grandmother ha been a Carneiro.

Quinta do Retiro Novo Vintages:1997, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseQuinta do Retiro Novo
Wiese & Krohn
Vintage1997
ColourStill very dark in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetDark cherry and berry in the nose.Score range14.50 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Dried fruit in flavour. Lovely tannins. Immature but a long attractive finish. Will be very good and interesting.Average score15.13
Last tasted22nd April 2005Point this date15.75
CommentAt a tasting in our private Wine Club.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Retiro Novo
Wiese & Krohn
Vintage2004
ColourRather dark but with a yellow mature rim in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetDark cherry, mulberry and some blackberry in the nose.Score range16.40 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Rather mature but still with some tannin. Balanced and elegant. Easy to drink and like with mulberry and dark cherry in taste and a very attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted6th November 2017Point this date16.40
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Retiro Novo
Wiese & Krohn
Vintage2005
ColourQuite dark but with a yellow mature edge in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetQuite elegant bouquet with toffee, old grocery shop, cinnamon and ginger in the nose.Score range15.75 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Almost mature but still with some very soft and elegant tannin and will be better. Toffee, cinnamon and ginger in taste. Easy to drink and to like with a nice and quite attractive finish.Average score15.88
Last tasted9th May 2018Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Big Fortified Tasting in London, Great Britain.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Retiro Novo
Wiese & Krohn
Vintage2007
ColourStill quite blue but with a yellow rim in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetCandy, cream candy and some crème caramel in the noseScore range15.90 - 15.90
TasteMedium bodied. Quite mature but will improve as still some soft tannin exists. Balanced with flavour of candy and cream candy. Very attractive and a nice, rather long finish.Average score15.90
Last tasted3rd March 2018Point this date15.90
CommentAt the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Retiro Novo
Wiese & Krohn
Vintage2009
ColourDark blue but with a yellow rim in colourNumber of tastings2
BouquetDark cherry, blueberry, mulberry and cream candy in the noseScore range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Rather mature but will improve. Different berries in flavour. Quite decent to drink already now but with some elegant tannins. Modern in style. Quite attractive finishAverage score
Last tasted6th November 2017Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Retiro Novo
Wiese & Krohn
Vintage2011
ColourDark blue with just a hint of a yellow rim in colour.Number of tastings6
BouquetMature fruit, mulberry and dark berries with a hint of cacao and dark chocolate in the nose.Score range14.90 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Still with quite soft tannin and will of course be better but easy to drink and to enjoy now. Dark berry and mulberries in taste. Balanced and quite elegant with a nice and attractive finish.Average score15.60
Last tasted3rd March 2018Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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