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Vintage Port 1996

VintageRatingBroad-
bent
SucklingDeclared housesKnown brandsComment
1996Good to Very good33841

Declared brands that we know of are the following 41:

1996:Almiro
Andresen
Augusto's
Barao de Vilar
Barros
Calem
Cruz Porto
Fonseca Guimaraens
Graham's Malvedos
Kopke
Madalena
Maynard
Pocas Junior
Quinta da Agua Alta
Quinta da Cavadinha
Quinta da Foz
Quinta da Romaneira
Quinta de la Rosa
Quinta de Terra Feita
Quinta de Vargellas
Quinta do Bomfim
Quinta do Castelinho
Quinta do Crasto
Quinta do Estanho
Quinta do Noval Nacional
Quinta do Panascal
Quinta do Passadouro
Quinta do Vesuvio
Quinta Dona Matilde
Quinta dos Corvos
Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora
Quinta S. Luiz
Real Companhia Velha
Real Vinicola
Royal Oporto
Sao Pedro das Aguias
Seguro
Silval
Torga
Vau
Vista Alegre

HouseBarao de VilarVintage1996
ColourStill dark blue in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetDark cherry, violet, apricot and dark berry in the nose.Score range15.25 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Quite immature with some soft tannin. Balanced and quite complex. Easy to drink and like. An elegant port with violet and dark cherry in taste and a very attractive and long finish. Will probably even be better.Average score15.88
Last tasted15th April 2015Point this date16.50
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
1 bottle has been corked.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFonseca-GuimaraensVintage1996
ColourRather dark ruby but with a beautiful yellow mature edge.Number of tastings5
BouquetLiquorice, Christmas spiciness, cream candy, cinnamon, cacao, coffee and ginger in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.25
TasteMedium bodied. Rather mature but with some very soft and delicate tannins and will be better. Very tasty with lots of spiciness and herbs in taste. Elegant and a balanced port with a long, quite complex and attractive finish.Average score15.98
Last tasted26th October 2018Point this date16.25
CommentIn a Wine Friend’s home.

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- MalvedosVintage1996
ColourStill very dark, almost black in colour.Number of tastings7
BouquetDark cherry, mulberry, blackberry, vanilla but also French plum in the nose.Score range15.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Still immature and soft tannins. French plum and blackberry in taste. Balanced with a rather long finish. Will be much better we hope.Average score15.74
Last tasted16th March 2015Point this date15.25
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseKopkeVintage1996
ColourStill very dark in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings4
BouquetVery fruity, herbal and dark cherry in the nose. Quite complex.Score range15.40 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Complex but still lot of tannin and quite immature. Dark berry in taste. Quite good and a long finish. Promising and will develop much more. We were surprised when we were told the year. Very good indeed!Average score15.75
Last tasted21st March 2013Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseMadalena
Smith- Woodhouse
Vintage1996
ColourStill quite dark ruby but yellow mature edge.Number of tastings5
BouquetCoffee, dark chocolate, cacao, cream candy and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.90 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and on top. Coffee and cacao in taste with red berries. Elegant and balanced with an attractive and quite long finish.Average score16.14
Last tasted4th March 2017Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.
1 bottle has not been good (unclean barrels).
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseMaynardVintage1996
ColourStill very dark blue, almost black in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetFruit and dark berry in the nose.Score range
TasteMedium body. Very fruity in flavour. Still a lot of soft tannin but sweet and easy to drink and like. A modern port with an attractive and quite long finishAverage score
Last tasted15th December 2011Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePocas JrVintage1996
ColourStill quite dark but rather mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetCacao, soft oak notes, toffee, crème caramel and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Quite mature and almost peaking. Quite sweet. Candy, toffee and cacao in taste. Quite complex and attractive with a nice finish. Very easy to drink and likeAverage score16.30
Last tasted3rd March 2018Point this date16.40
CommentAt the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Cavadinha
Warre
Vintage1996
ColourYellow and quite mature in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetCoffee, cacao, oranges, mulberry and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.40
TasteAlmost full-bodied. Mature but still some very sift tannin. Cacao and oranges in taste. Elegant and balanced with a sweet and attractive finish.Average score15.95
Last tasted13th September 2014Point this date16.40
CommentIn Graham’s lodge in Oporto at the trip to Oporto – Duoro with the Port Wine Club est. 1981 in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Foz
Calem
Vintage1996
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetGingerbread, ginger and some spiciness in the nose.Score range15.40 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced with gingerbread, and some spiciness in taste. Will probably not be better. Quite nice finish and easy to drink and like.Average score15.45
Last tasted19th November 2016Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Calem tasting in Leverkusen.

In 2016 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in Germany. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da RomaneiraVintage1996
ColourDark blue in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings7
BouquetQuite nice bouquet of old grocery shop.Score range14.00 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Light port and quite mature. Elegant and easy to like and drink and quite attractive finish.Average score14.39
Last tasted11th November 2007Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de Agua Alta
Churchill
Vintage1996
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetBerry and fruity in the nose.
TasteFull-bodied. Massive tannins. Fruity and plumy in flavour. Immature. Very interesting and promising.
Last tasted3rd November 1998Rating 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
HouseQuinta de la RosaVintage1996
ColourStill very dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings6
BouquetHerbs, sweet liquorice, some mulberry, cacao, dark chocolate and cinnamon in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and almost peaking but with some elegant tannin. Sweet liquorice, cacao and dark chocolate in flavour. Quite attractive and sweet with an impressive finish but as always easy enjoy.Average score15.88
Last tasted23rd July 2018Point this date16.25
CommentAt home with the family.
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 Vargellas
Taylor
Vintage1996
ColourDark blue almost still black in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetMulberry, cacao, liquorice and dark cherry in the nose.Score range15.75 - 16.00
TasteQuite full-bodied. Loaded with fruit. Still quite immature and soft tannin. Balanced an complex with mulberry and liquorice in flavour and an very attractive finish. What will be of this port?Average score15.83
Last tasted15th April 2015Point this date15.90
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Bomfim
Dow
Vintage1996
ColourVery dark blue with a little yellow rim.Number of tastings2
BouquetCoffee, cacao and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.75
TasteRather full-bodied. Still a bit immature and some tannin but balanced and complex with a promising finish.Average score15.63
Last tasted10th September 2009Point this date15.75
CommentAt a trip to New York.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do CastelinhoVintage1996
ColourDark blue in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings2
BouquetDark chocolate and cacao in the nose. Complex and attractive.Score range15.90 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Lots of tannin. Still very fruity and dark cherry in flavour. Quite long and attractive finish. Very promising indeed.Average score15.90
Last tasted20th January 2011Point this date15.90
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do EstanhoVintage1996
ColourStill dark but quite yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berry and cherry in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Fruit and dark berry in flavour. Balanced and tasty with a quite elegant and interesting finish.Average score
Last tasted4th November 2013Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Noval NacionalVintage1996
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetBlack pepper, coffee and cacao in the nose.Score range
TasteFull-bodied. Immature and loaded with fruit. Full of tannins and hard to swallow. Wonderful, complex and long finish. Will be marvellous we believe.Average score
Last tasted17th January 2002Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Panascal
Fonseca-Guimaraens
Vintage1996
ColourRather dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetLiquorice, toffee, crème caramel and candy in the nose.Score range14.50 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Sweet. Mature and peaking but with some soft and elegant tannin and will probably be better. Very tasty with toffee and liquorice. Balanced and quite complex with a long and very attractive finish.Average score15.58
Last tasted27th October 2017Point this date16.00
CommentAt home in our private wine club.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do PassadouroVintage1996
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetMint, cream-candy, burned candy and crème caramel and some liquorice and cacao also in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature but unbalanced with some alcoholic taste but anyhow elegant and quite good with a nice finish.Average score
Last tasted2nd November 2014Point this date16.25
CommentAt home with the family.
We believed this was much older and we were disappointed on it when we were told the year.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Vau
Sandeman
Vintage1996
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetVery juicy bouquet.
TasteMedium body. Immature and lots of tannin. Loaded with fruit. Hard to swallow and to appreciated. Fruity finish.
Last tasted10th July 1998Rating this dateGood / Very Good
CommentOn a trip to Douro.
(Cask sample.)
Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI
HouseQuinta do VesuvioVintage1996
ColourDark blue in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings2
BouquetBlackberry, dark berry, cherry and some chocolate in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.00
TasteQuite full-bodied. Immature and still some soft tannin. Will be better. Mulberry and a hint of pale chocolate in flavour. Lovely and promising finish. Easy to drink and enjoy now but just wait.Average score15.75
Last tasted5th March 2015Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta dos CorvosVintage1996
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetBitter chocolate, dark berry, blue mature plums and some spiciness in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Rather mature but will probably be better. Balanced and rather elegant with dark berry and very mature plums in taste. The finish is quite nice and it is easy to enjoy the port.Average score
Last tasted18th June 2018Point this date16.00
CommentAt Quinta dos Corvos’s lodge in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta Nova
Burmester
Vintage1996
ColourDark blue in colour but with a yellow rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark cherry, dark berry, some coffee and fruit in the nose.Score range15.40 - 15.40
TasteMedium body. Still quite immature with still quite a lot of tannin. Dry. Fruit in taste. And quite tasty. Long way still to go with a nice finishAverage score
Last tasted14th June 2014Point this date15.40
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta Sao Luiz
Kopke
Vintage1996
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berry, mulberry blue berry and much more in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Still quite immature with tannin. Sweet and tasty with mulberry in taste. Balanced and elegant port which promise a lot in the future. Lovely finish.Average score
Last tasted14th June 2014Point this date16.00
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRoyal Oporto
Real Companhia Velha
Vintage1996
ColourStill rather dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCandy, spiciness, ginger and gingerbread in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Rather mature and almost peaking but still with some soft quite delicate tannin and will probably be better. Balanced and quite elegant with ginger and gingerbread in taste and a quite delicate finish.Average score
Last tasted10th June 2018Point this date15.75
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseVau
Sandeman
Vintage1996
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetJuicy and fruity in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Immature and lots of tannin. Loaded with fruit. Hard to swallow. Dark berry in flavour. Long and attractive finish.
Last tasted14th January 1999Rating this dateVery Good/ Impressive
CommentAt the 18% Wine Club tasting.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI
HouseVista AlegreVintage1996
ColourDark blue in colour with a mature yellow rim.Number of tastings4
BouquetDried red fruit, cherry and tobacco in the nose.Score range14.75 - 15.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and easy to drink. Berry in flavour. Easy to drink and will not be much better. Rather one dimensional but with a nice and rather short finish.Average score14.97
Last tasted22nd January 2018Point this date14.75
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
1 bottle has been defect.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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