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Quinta do Sagrado

Quinta do Sagrado

Owner Cálem family
Web-site www.pvwines.com

Belonging to Calem.

In 1988 Cálem started to make a Single Quinta Vintage Port from Sagrado. Sogevinus bought the port wine house A. A. Cálem & Filho, Lda in 1998, the Cálem family retained the vineyards e.g. Quinta da Foz and Quinta do Sagrado. In 2011 Quinta da Foz was sold to Isabel dos Santos, eldest daughter of Angolan president José Eduardo dos Santos, but the Cálem family retained Quinta do Sagrado.

Nowadays, Quinta do Sagrado constitutes the main vineyard in the PV partnership. PV was born in 2004 with 3 partners: José Maria Cálem, Jorge Serôdio Borges and Cristiano van Zeller. Since the beginning it benefited from the overall experience of the three, which gather over fifteen generations linked to the Douro and to Wines. The main objective was to create a top DOC Red Wine from the Douro. Since 2008 PV produces port wine but to date no vintage has been released. If or when Quintad do Sagrado will produce vintage port once again remains to be seen.

Quinta do Sagrado Vintages:1988, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1997, 2011

Vintage Port Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseQuinta do Sagrado
Calem
Vintage1988
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetPharmacy, old hospital with ether but also some dark berry and dried fruit in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Not balanced with some volatile acidity with some pharmacy in taste but quite drinkable but not quite enjoyable. Better in taste than in nose. The finish is acceptable.Average score
Last tasted15th September 2016Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Semi-Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle is defect. Tasting notes and point from a tasting in January 2014.

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 Sagrado
Calem
Vintage1990
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetAlcoholic and unbalance bouquet. Defect bottle.Score range12.50 - 12.50
TasteMedium body. Unbalanced and acidic port but drinkable. What has gone wrong?Average score
Last tasted7th April 2012Point this date12.50
CommentAt home with the family Defect bottle.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Sagrado
Calem
Vintage1994
ColourStill dark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark chocolate, blue berry, mulberry and fruit in the nose. Very generous bouquetScore range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Lots of tannin and still very immature. Dark chocolate and mulberry in taste. Will be much better. Lovely and very promising port with an excellent finish. What will be?Average score
Last tasted26th May 2013Point this date16.25
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Sagrado
Calem
Vintage1997
ColourDark blue in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings6
BouquetCrème caramel, toffee, fudge, cinnamon, crème candy and blueberry in the nose.Score range15.46 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Rather mature and quite sweet but still some tannins. Toffee and candy in flavour. Sweet, easy to drink and like with a nice and rather long finish.Average score15.78
Last tasted1st May 2016Point this date16.00
CommentIn a friend’s home.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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