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Robertson Brothers

Robertson Brothers & Co

Founded 1847
Owner Seagram
Vineyards None
Vintage Port Brands Rebello Valente

Robertson Brothers was established 1847. It began with a partnership between James Nisbet Robertson and the British wine merchants Binder & Gray. John Gray died in 1855 and the name changes to Robertson Brothers. 1881 it bought the name Rebello Valente from Allen Co. and start shipping vintage port. In 1953 Sandeman bought Robertson Brothers but it did not include their Quinta do Roncao, an excellent vineyard east of Pinhao. In 1979 Seagram took over Sandeman and also Robertson Brothers.

Rebello Valente Vintages:1865, 1870, 1875, 1878, 1881, 1884, 1887, 1890, 1892, 1894, 1896, 1897, 1900, 1904, 1908, 1911, 1912, 1917, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1924, 1927, 1931, 1934, 1935, 1942, 1943, 1945, 1947, 1949, 1955, 1960, 1963, 1966, 1967, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1985
Quinta do Roncao Vintages:1928, 1929, 1931, 1934, 1937, 1945, 1947, 1949

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseRebello Valente
Robertson
Vintage1931
ColourYellow, almost tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetElegant, complex and generous bouquet of pharmacy, toffee and old hospital.Score range16.90 - 16.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and maybe after its peak but generous and elegant. Toffee in flavour Knit together and complex with an attractive finish. Astonishing indeed.Average score
Last tasted27th January 2012Point this date16.90
CommentAt home with the family on The Port Wine’s Day
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRebello Valente
Robertson’s
Quinta de Roncao
Vintage1934
ColourMature tawny in colour with an olive green rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetLovely nose of pharmacy, crème caramel and burned sugar.Score range17.50 - 17.50
TasteVery mature port. Sweet and complex. Elegant and a very long finish. Wonderful port.Average score
Last tasted27th April 2001Point this date17.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% trip to Duoro.
The bottle came from Anders G. Åkesson’s Collection
TastersSAI
HouseRebello Valente
Robertson
Vintage1942
ColourMature yellow in colour but quite cloudy.Number of tastings2
BouquetBurned sugar, spiciness with ginger, cinnamon but also some cacao and dark chocolate in the nose.Score range16.90 - 16.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking with some old fascinating acidity. Still balanced and complex. This is an elegant port with chocolate and spiciness in flavour and a lovely and quite long finish.Average score
Last tasted9th June 2018Point this date16.90
CommentAt the Rebello Valente tasting in Hørsholm, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRebello Valente
Robertson
Vintage1943
ColourYellow mature colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetLiquorice and spicy in the noseScore range
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Sweet. Perfect balanced, elegant and a wonderful finish. Wonderful port.Average score
Last tasted18th September 1983Point this date17.00
CommentAt home with a wine friend.
TastersSAI
HouseRebello Valente
Robertson
Vintage1945
ColourMature bright yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCream candy, butterscotch, dark chocolate, cacao, raisin and zest of orange in the nose.Score range17.00 - 17.00
TasteAlmost full-bodied. Mature and peaking and will not be better. Balanced, complex and very elegant port with lovely old acidity but still quite sweet. Butterscotch and zest of orange in taste with a long balanced, sweet and attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted9th June 2018Point this date17.00
CommentAt the Rebello Valente tasting in Hørsholm, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRebello Valente
Robertson
Vintage1947
ColourMature tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetElegant and complex nose of fudge, candy, toffee and some nuts which continue to develop.Score range17.25 - 17.25
TasteMedium body. Mature. Burned sugar, some pharmacy and candy in taste. Sweet and elegant with a balanced, attractive and long finish.Average score
Last tasted18th April 2013Point this date17.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdals Private Collection.

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
HouseRebello Valente
Robertson
Vintage1960
ColourRather bright yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetCoffee, tea, chocolate and cacao in the nose.Score range99.99 - 17.75
TasteAlmost full-bodied. Mature and at its peak. Balanced and complex with cacao, coffee and dark chocolate in taste. This is a quite delicious port with a complex, attractive and very generous finish. We do like this port.Average score16.83
Last tasted9th June 2018Point this date17.25
CommentAt the Rebello Valente tasting in Hørsholm, Denmark.

In 2007 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRebello Valente
Robertson
Vintage1963
ColourBeautiful yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings16
BouquetViolet, liquorice, mint, ginger bread, crème caramel, toffee and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.50 - 17.50
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and peaking. Violet, crème caramel, clove and much more in flavour. Very tasty and complex and easy to like and drink. Long and attractive finish. Lovely and wonderful port indeed!Average score16.55
Last tasted9th June 2018Point this date17.50
CommentAt the Rebello Valente tasting in Hørsholm, Denmark.
1 bottle has been defect

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
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
HouseRebello Valente
Robertson
Vintage1966
ColourBright yellow mature in colour. Beautiful indeed.Number of tastings7
BouquetViolet, liquorice, dried fruit and zest from an orange in the nose.Score range15.90 - 16.75
TasteHardly medium body. Mature and peaking with some lovely acidity. Violet and zests from an orange in flavour. Elegant and complex port. Very easy to like and to drink. Long and quite attractive finish.Average score16.16
Last tasted9th June 2018Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Rebello Valente tasting in Hørsholm, Denmark.

In 2006 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRebello Valente
Robertson
Vintage1967
ColourMature and rather beautiful yellow in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetLovely coffee, tea, cacao with spiciness and cinnamon in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.90
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and at its peak. Balanced, elegant and very complex with roasted coffee and cinnamon in flavour and a wonderful, long and quite attractive finish. Very good for this vintage.Average score16.63
Last tasted9th June 2018Point this date16.90
CommentAt the Rebello Valente tasting in Hørsholm, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRebello Valente
Robertson
Vintage1970
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetCream candy, dried fruit, spiciness, cacao and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range14.90 - 16.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Balanced still with some old delicate acidity. Complex and still quite sweet. Crème caramel and old grocery shop in flavour. There is a wonderful, quite attractive and long delicious finish.Average score15.83
Last tasted9th June 2018Point this date16.90
CommentAt the Rebello Valente tasting in Hørsholm, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRebello Valente
Robertson
Vintage1975
ColourVery bright mature and almost tawny in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetElegant but quite old bouquet with wild raspberry, cream candy, minty and menthol in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Very mature and has probably been peaking but is still elegant and easy to drink and enjoy. Figs and menthol in flavour. Balanced port with a nice finish. Time to drink it up now.Average score16.18
Last tasted9th June 2018Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Rebello Valente tasting in Hørsholm, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRebello Valente
Robertson
Vintage1977
ColourStill rather dark but mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings10
BouquetToffee, cacao, crème caramel and gingerbread in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.90
TasteAlmost full-body. Mature and peaking. Will not be better but balanced and very elegant port. Cacao, dark chocolate and some spiciness in taste. Sweet. Easy to drink and enjoy with a long and very attractive finish. A lovely port indeed.Average score16.02
Last tasted9th June 2018Point this date16.90
CommentAt the Rebello Valente tasting in Hørsholm, Denmark.
1 bottle has been defect.

In 2010 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRebello Valente
Robertson
Vintage1980
ColourBright yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetCream candy, toffee, fudge and mint in the nose.Score range14.90 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Fudge in taste. Balanced and rather complex. Easy to drink and like with an attractive finish. An elegant sweet port.Average score15.72
Last tasted9th June 2018Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Rebello Valente tasting in Hørsholm, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRebello Valente
Robertson
Vintage1983
ColourThin, tawny in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetBurned sugar, spring flowers and some roses in the nose, but something odd with this bouquet.Score range15.25 - 15.90
TasteThin body. Mature and peaking. Burned sugar in taste. Balanced and easy to drink. Quite sweet with a nice but rather short finish. Drinkable but not quite enjoyable portAverage score15.58
Last tasted9th June 2018Point this date15.90
CommentAt the Rebello Valente tasting in Hørsholm, Denmark.
1 bottle, the last one, was defect. Tasting notes from 18 March 2017

In 2017 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRebello Valente
Robertson
Vintage1985
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetMinty, old grocery shop, toffee, coffee, ginger and cinnamon in the nose.Score range16.40 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking but still with some very soft and delicate tannin. Balanced and very complex with ginger and spiciness in taste and a long, lovely finish. Really easy to appreciate this portAverage score
Last tasted9th June 2018Point this date16.40
CommentAt the Rebello Valente tasting in Hørsholm, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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