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Vintage Port 1986

VintageRatingBroad-
bent
SucklingDeclared housesKnown brandsComment
1986Good180711

Declared brands that we know of are the following 11:

1986:Fonseca Guimaraens
Graham's Malvedos
Quinta da Cavadinha
Quinta da Foz
Quinta de Terra Feita
Quinta de Vargellas
Quinta do Bomfim
Quinta do Castelinho
Quinta do Fojo
Quinta do Noval Nacional
Quinta do Panascal

HouseFonseca-GuimaraensVintage1986
ColourYellow, beautifully mature in colour.Number of tastings20
BouquetAn almost full arsenal of aromas. Violet, coffee, spring flowers, roses and some Christmas spiciness in the nose.Score range15.90 - 16.50
TasteMedium bodied. Mature and peaking. Coffee, cacao and roses in taste. Complex and balanced. Easy to enjoy with a nice and very interesting finish.Average score16.23
Last tasted12th November 2016Point this date16.25
CommentAt home with the family.

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- MalvedosVintage1986
ColourStill very dark with a yellow rim in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetSpicy nose with coffee and cacao.Score range15.90 - 15.90
TasteFull-bodied and attractive. Still immature and with soft tannin but complex and balanced. Long and attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted24th December 2001Point this date15.90
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Cavadinha
Warre
Vintage1986
ColourStill very dark blue almost black in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetBlueberry, dark cherry and fruit in the nose.Score range
TasteFull-bodied. Still soft tannins and immature but with balance and backbone. Guts in the finish. How attractive and lovely.Average score
Last tasted5th January 1998Point this date16.50
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Foz
Calem
Vintage1986
ColourYellow mature colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetBurned sugar and ether nose.Score range14.00 - 14.00
TasteMedium body. Quite tasty but not quite balance. Bad bottle?Average score
Last tasted15th March 2001Point this date14.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI
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 Vargellas
Taylor
Vintage1986
ColourDark blue in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings5
BouquetChocolate, cacao, coffee and tea in the nose.Score range15.40 - 17.40
TasteFull-bodied. Quite mature. Violet and chocolate in flavour. Complex and long, excellent finish.Average score15.89
Last tasted18th May 2009Point this date17.40
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Bomfim
Dow
Vintage1986
ColourStill dark blue with a yellow rim in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetViol and liquorice in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.75
TasteRather full-bodied. Still not mature but elegant port with a very good and interesting finish.Average score16.13
Last tasted24th March 2006Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Noval NacionalVintage1986
ColourDark blue with a yellow rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetCrème caramel, coffee, cacao. Generous nose indeed.Score range16.75 - 16.75
TasteMedium body. Still a bit immature and some soft tannins but very balanced and elegant. Complex port with a wonderful finish. Astonishing port.Average score
Last tasted24th January 2008Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Panascal
Fonseca-Guimaraens
Vintage1986
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings13
BouquetCacao, toffee, fudge, tea and autumn leaf in the nose.Score range14.75 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Sweet. Mature and at its peak but still some soft tannin. Will probably be better. Rather complex and a nice and attractive finish.Average score15.72
Last tasted10th June 2015Point this date16.00
CommentIn our private Wine Club.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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