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Quinta de Terra Feita

Quinta de Terra Feita - Taylor, Fladgate & Yeatman

Owner Fladgate Partnership (Taylor-Fonseca Group)

This quinta belongs to Taylor.

Taylor’s famous old estate of Terra Feita forms a spectacular amphitheatre of terraced vineyard planted on the western slopes of the Pinhão River valley. It is situated in the heart of the original 1756 demarcation and has been supplying Taylor’s with superb grapes for nearly a hundred years and was bought in 1974. Together with those of Quinta de Vargellas, the wines of Terra Feita form the backbone of the legendary Taylor’s declared vintage ports. Since the beginning of the century, small amounts of Terra Feita wine have also been bottled as Single Quinta Vintage Port.

Quinta de Terra Feita Vintages:1914, 1982, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2008

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseQuinta de Terra Feita
Taylor
Vintage1982
ColourRather dark but quite beautiful yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetCoffee, cinnamon, ginger-bread, cream candy and toffee in the nose.Score range15.40 - 16.50
TasteAlmost full-bodied. Mature but with still some soft tannin. Toffee, fudge and much more in taste. Elegant and balanced with a lovely and attractive finish. Very good indeed!Average score15.83
Last tasted20th November 2014Point this date16.50
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 de Terra Feita
Taylor
Vintage1986
ColourDark blue in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings3
BouquetOld grocery shop and burned sugar in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.75
TasteQuite full-bodied. Elegant and complex. Quite mature but will keep for long. Lovely finish. Very good indeed.Average score15.63
Last tasted18th May 2009Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
*The last bottle was defect. Notes from a tasting 28 October 1997.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de Terra Feita
Taylor
Vintage1987
ColourStill dark but with a yellow rimNumber of tastings1
BouquetDark berry, cacao, coffee and old grocery shop in the noseScore range16.50 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Still quite a lot of tannin but complex and with cacao and berry in flavour. A balance port with a long and interesting finish. Will probably be even betterAverage score
Last tasted8th September 2012Point this date16.50
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de Terra Feita
Taylor
Vintage1988
ColourStill quite dark but yellow quite mature in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetCacao, fudge, butterscotch, some roasted coffee and a hint of menthol in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.50
TasteAlmost full-bodied. Mature and peaking. Some menthol and fudge in taste. Balanced a hint of sweetness but elegant with an attractive and quite long finish.Average score16.19
Last tasted15th September 2016Point this date16.50
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 de Terra Feita
Taylor
Vintage1991
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetVery fruity, dark cherry and nutty in the nose.Score range15.90 - 15.90
TasteQuite full-bodied. Immature and some soft tannin. Fruity and menthol in flavour. Long promising finish. Will be exciting to follow.Average score
Last tasted27th March 2008Point this date15.90
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de Terra Feita
Taylor
Vintage1995
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetViol and cinnamon in the nose.Score range16.40 - 16.40
TasteQuite full-bodied. Still some soft tannin. Fruit and viol in flavour. Elegant very complex with a wonderful finish. This will be a lovely port.Average score
Last tasted18th May 2009Point this date16.40
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de Terra Feita
Taylor
Vintage1996
ColourStill dark but with a yellow mature rim in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetLiquorice, candy, oranges, mulberry, blackberry and dried fruit in the nose.Score range15.90 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Rather mature but still some soft tannin and will be better. Black cherry and candy in taste. Easy to drink and like. Balanced, elegant and quite complex with a quite long and attractive finish.Average score16.07
Last tasted15th April 2015Point this date15.90
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de Terra Feita
Taylor
Vintage1999
ColourVery dark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berry, mulberry, violet, cherry, cacao and some coffee in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Still very tannic and far from mature. Will be much better but is balanced and quite complex. Mulberry, violet and cacao in taste. Dry but very elegant with a long and very attractive finish. What will be?Average score
Last tasted12th June 2016Point this date16.00
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de Terra Feita
Taylor
Vintage2001
ColourStill rather dark but yellow, mature in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetSweet liquorice, violet, toffee, cacao, coffee and some spiciness in the nose.Score range16.40 - 16.50
TasteQuite full-bodied. Almost mature but with some soft tannin. Will of course be much better. Elegant and balanced. Violets, toffee and cacao in flavour. Very long, quite complex and attractive finish. Will be exciting to follow but easy to drink and love already today!Average score16.43
Last tasted9th May 2018Point this date16.40
CommentAt the Big Fortified Tasting in London, Great Britain.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de Terra Feita
Taylor
Vintage2005
ColourStill dark in colour with a thin yellow edge.Number of tastings2
BouquetMulberry, dark cherry and violets in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteQuite full-bodied. Immature and lots of tannin. Loaded with fruit. Long finish indeed. Promising.Average score16.25
Last tasted5th March 2016Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de Terra Feita
Taylor
Vintage2008
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetMulberry and dark cherry in the nose.
TasteMedium bodied. Immature and tannic. Mulberry in flavour and loaded with fruit. Long promising and quite elegant finish.
Last tasted7th November 2011Rating this dateImpressive
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.

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

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