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Vintage Port 1988

VintageRatingBroad-
bent
SucklingDeclared housesKnown brandsComment
1988Average11116

Declared brands that we know of are the following 16:

1988:Borges
Fonseca Guimaraens
Graham's Malvedos
Hutcheson
Madalena
Quinta da Carvalheira
Quinta da Cavadinha
Quinta da Foz
Quinta de la Rosa
Quinta de Terra Feita
Quinta de Vargellas
Quinta do Bomfim
Quinta do Crasto
Quinta do Panascal
Quinta do Sagrado
Quinta do Vau

HouseFonseca-GuimaraensVintage1988
ColourStill very dark but with a yellow mature edge in colour.Number of tastings24
BouquetToffee, cacao, butterscotch, violet, ginger and old grocery shop in the nose but also mulberry and some dark berry.Score range15.50 - 16.40
TasteQuite full-bodied. Almost mature but will be better with still quite a lot of fruit and tannin. Elegant and balanced port. Very tasty with cacao, coffee, butterscotch and much more in taste. Complex with a wonderful finish. A quite astonishing port!Average score15.89
Last tasted23rd November 2018Point this date16.25
CommentIn ur Private Wine Club in Malmö.

In 2016 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
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- MalvedosVintage1988
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetCrème caramel, Toffee, liquorice and candy in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.50
TasteMedium bodied. Sweet and mature and at its peak. Toffee and liquorice in taste. Elegant port and easy to drink with q nice and quite attractive finish.Average score15.30
Last tasted24th December 2014Point this date15.50
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseMadalena
Smith- Woodhouse
Vintage1988
ColourYellow mature quite beautiful in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetBurned sugar, burned candy, dark cacao, toffee and crème caramel in the nose.Score range15.40 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Burned sugar, crème caramel and toffee in taste with some sweetness. Easy to drink and like. A quite long and attractive finish.Average score15.93
Last tasted10th August 2018Point this date16.40
CommentIn a wine friend’s home.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Carvalheira
Calem
Vintage1988
ColourStill very dark blue with a yellow rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetAlcoholic and ether in the nose. Quite defect bottle.Score range10.00 - 10.00
TasteMedium body. Defect and unattractive. Hardly drinkable.Average score
Last tasted28th May 2009Point this date10.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
Defect bottle
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Cavadinha
Warre
Vintage1988
ColourAmber, yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings6
BouquetToffee, crème caramel, liquorice, dried fruit, cacao and roasted coffee in the nose.Score range14.40 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and now peaking. Elegant and balanced but quite sweet. Cacao, peaches and dried fruit in taste. Quite nice finish.Average score15.61
Last tasted15th September 2016Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Semi-Great Tasting in Malmö.
1 bottle has been defect.

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 da Foz
Calem
Vintage1988
ColourStill quite dark but with a yellow mature colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetLovely bouquet with lots of liquorice, cream candy, toffee, mint and crème caramel. Very generous indeed.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Liquorice and crème caramel in taste. Balance and quite complex with a long and very attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted28th November 2014Point this date16.25
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de la RosaVintage1988
ColourYellow, mature in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetCrème caramel, cacao, toffee, coffee and dried fruit and Christmas spiciness in the nose.Score range15.40 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Will probably not be better but has still some very elegant and soft tannin. Christmas spiciness, cacao and dried fruit in taste. Balanced with sweetness but very elegant. Have a quite attractive and complex finish.Average score15.81
Last tasted15th September 2016Point this date15.90
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Semi-Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection.

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
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 Vargellas
Taylor
Vintage1988
ColourStill very dark but a nice yellow mature rim in colour.Number of tastings8
BouquetCrème caramel, some violet, butterscotch, sweet liquorice, roasted coffee beans, and dark chocolate in the nose.Score range15.75 - 16.40
TasteAlmost full-bodied. Almost mature and peaking bur still soft tannin and will probably be better. Balanced and elegant. Violet, sweet liquorice and crème caramel in taste. A lovely complex port with a quite long and very attractive finish.Average score16.05
Last tasted9th March 2017Point this date16.25
CommentAt home with the family.

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 Bomfim
Dow
Vintage1988
ColourMature ruby, with a yellow rim.Number of tastings11
BouquetFudge, crème caramel, cacao and vanilla in the nose.Score range14.90 - 16.40
TasteAlmost full-bodied. Mature and peaking but still some soft tannins and very balanced and elegant. Tasty with violet and cacao in the mouth. Quite long and attractive finish.Average score15.48
Last tasted8th February 2019Point this date16.40
CommentAt home with the family.

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 CrastoVintage1988
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetFruit and berry in the nose.Score range14.40 - 14.40
TasteMedium body. Immature and tannic. Very fruity and berry in flavour. Nice finish. Have to wait for this port.Average score
Last tasted3rd October 1994Point this date14.40
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI
HouseQuinta do Panascal
Fonseca-Guimaraens
Vintage1988
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetCacao, coffee, old grocery shop, cherry, some liquorice and dried fruit in the nose.Score range15.75 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking Will probably not be better but have still some elegant tannin. Cacao, dried fruit and some coffee in taste. Quite attractive finish.Average score15.97
Last tasted22nd September 2016Point this date15.90
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 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 Vau
Sandeman
Vintage1988
ColourMature yellow, quite beautiful in colour.Number of tastings12
BouquetToffee, roasted coffee, fudge, cherry, ginger and cedar in the nose.Score range15.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and on top. Sweet but balance and quite elegant. Butterscotch, ginger and fudge in taste. Rather long and very nice finish. Will not be better but is wonderful now so drink up!Average score15.88
Last tasted5th November 2018Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
This bottle was a Magnum 1 bottle has been defect.

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

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16th March
Quinta de Terra Feita
Taylor 2008
Quinta de Vargellas
Taylor 2008
9th March
Graham 1985
7th March
Graham 1997
2nd March
Blackett 2013
Borges & Irmao 1995
Borges & Irmao 2004
Borges & Irmao 2005
Bulas 2015
Burmester 2016
Cockburn 1967
DR 2016
Gould Campbell 1985
Graham- Malvedos 2005
Kopke 2004
Kopke 2016
Madalena
Smith- Woodhouse 1998
Martha’s 2016
Maynard 2016
Maynard (organic) 2016
Pocas Jr 1970
Pocas Jr 2013
Portal 1999
Portal 2007
Portal 2016
Quarles Harris 1977
Quevedo 2016
Quinta do Bomfim
Dow 2015
Quinta da Cavadinha
Warre 2004
Quinta do Javali 2016
Quinta das Lamelas 2016
Quinta dos Muros
Portal 2013
Quinta do Pego 2016
Quinta do Pego 2017
Quinta do Portal 2008
Quinta do Retiro Novo
Wiese & Krohn 2007
Quinta do Retiro Novo
Wiese & Krohn 2011
Quinta da Romaneira 2005
Quinta da Romaneira 2008
Quinta da Romaneira 2015
Quinta da Romaneira 2016
Quinta de la Rosa 2012
Quinta de la Rosa 2016
Quinta de Santa Eufemia 2014
Quinta de Santa Eufemia 2015
Quinta de Santa Eufemia 2016
Quinta do Sexio
Sandeman 2015
Quinta Senhora da Ribeira
Dow 1999
Quinta das Tecedeiras 2014
Quinta de Vargellas
Taylor 1995
Quinta de Vargellas
Taylor 1998
Quinta de Vargellas
Taylor 2005
Quinta de Vargellas
Taylor 2012
Quinta de Ventezelo 2012
Quinta do Vesuvio 2012
Rebello Valente
Robertson 1975
Rio Bom 2000
Sandeman 1980
Sandeman 2000
Sandeman 2016
San Leonardo 2015
Smith Woodhouse 2016
Vasques de Carvalho 2016
Vau
Sandeman 1999
Vieira de Sousa 2016
Warre 1980
Wiese & Krohn 2007
Wiese & Krohn 2016

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