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Vintage Port 1976

VintageRatingBroad-
bent
SucklingDeclared housesKnown brandsComment
1976Average17646

Declared brands that we know of are the following 6:

1976:Fonseca Guimaraens
Graham's Malvedos
Messias
Miguels
Quinta de Vargellas
Quinta do Cachao

HouseFonseca-GuimaraensVintage1976
ColourStill very dark blue but with a yellow rim.Number of tastings17
BouquetAttractive bouquet of Christmas raisin, toffee, violet, crème caramel, ginger and liquorice in the nose but also some burned sugar and butterscotch.Score range16.75 - 17.90
TasteFull-bodied and still some tannins. Complex but still a little immature. Will be better. Crème caramel, toffee, burned sugar and butterscotch in taste. Balanced and very tasty port with an astonishing long and wonderful finish. It will be better so have patience but it is lovely already today!Average score17.36
Last tasted12th November 2016Point this date17.40
CommentAt the home with the family.
Brilliant port for the vintage.

In 2015 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGraham- MalvedosVintage1976
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetOld grocery shop, cinnamon, ginger and much more in the nose.Score range17.25 - 17.25
TasteMedium body. Mature, peaking and even a bot old in taste. Complex and balanced with cinnamon and ginger in taste. Long, attractive and complex finish. Quite nice for the vintage.Average score
Last tasted16th December 2013Point this date17.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseMiguelsVintage1976
ColourBeautiful yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetPlums, mature fruit and French plums in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Mature plums and mature fruit in taste. Balanced and sweet. Very good and complex with a nice and quite attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted27th May 2017Point this date16.50
CommentAt home with the family and some wine friends.

In 2017 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in Malmö, Sweden. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de Vargellas
Taylor
Vintage1976
ColourYellow almost amber, mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark chocolate, violet, butterscotch, crème caramel, old grocery shop, menthol, some coffee beans and mint in the nose.Score range16.50 - 17.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced but sweet with menthol, cacao and crème caramel in taste. Complex and elegant. Very tasty with an attractive and quite long finish.Average score16.75
Last tasted10th September 2016Point this date17.00
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Cachao
Messias
Vintage1976
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetDried fruit, sweet liquorice, toffee, butterscotch and old grocery shop in nose.Score range16.00 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature peaking. Will not be better. Very tasty with sweet liquorice and toffee dominating. Balanced and quite elegant with a very attractive finish.Average score16.25
Last tasted31st December 2016Point this date16.50
CommentAt home with the family.
1 bottle has been defect.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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