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Est. 2011

Vintage Port 1997

VintageRatingBroad-
bent
SucklingDeclared housesKnown brandsComment
1997Outstanding46989

Declared brands that we know of are the following 89:

1997:Almiro
Andresen
Augusto's
Barao de Vilar
Barros
Berry Bros
Broadbent
Burmester
Burton
Calem
Churchill Graham
Cockburn
Confraria do Vinho do Porto
Coroa de Rei
Dalva
Doural
Dow's
Duff Gordon
Feist
Ferreira
Feuerheerd
Fonseca
Gilbert
Gould Campbell
Graham's
Heredias
Hooper
Hutcheson
Kopke
Maia
Martinez
Messias
Miguels
Niepoort
Offley Boa Vista
Osborne
Petres
Players
Pocas Junior
Portal
Porto Rocha
Pousada
Presidential
Prime's
Quarles Harris
Quinta da Corte
Quinta da Eira Velha
Quinta da Foz
Quinta da Roeda
Quinta da Romaneira
Quinta das Carvalhas
Quinta de la Rosa
Quinta de Val da Figueira
Quinta de Vargellas Vinha Velha
Quinta do Bom Retiro
Quinta do Cachao
Quinta do Castelinho
Quinta do Crasto
Quinta do Estanho
Quinta do Infantado
Quinta do Noval
Quinta do Noval Nacional
Quinta do Passadouro
Quinta do Retiro Novo
Quinta do Sagrado
Quinta do Tedo
Quinta do Vesuvio
Quinta dos Corvos
Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora
Quinta Vale D. Maria
Ramos Pinto
Real Companhia Velha
Romariz
Royal Oporto
Rozes
Sandeman
Sao Pedro das Aguias
Seguro
Silval
Skeffington
Smith Woodhouse
Taylor
Torga
Tower's
Vau
Vieira de Souza
Vista Alegre
Warre
Wiese & Krohn

HouseAndresenVintage1997
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetWalnuts, blackberry and dark cherry in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Immature but appealing with lovely tannin. Long and attractive finish. Very good.Average score
Last tasted3rd November 2000Point this date15.75
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBarao de VilarVintage1997
ColourStill very dark blue almost black in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetDark berry, dark cherry, mulberry and much more in the nose.Score range15.25 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Immature and still lots of soft tannins. Mulberry in flavour. Complex port with a long and attractive finish. Will be interesting to follow.Average score15.51
Last tasted23rd October 2013Point this date16.40
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBarrosVintage1997
ColourMedium deep blue in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetWalnuts and raspberry in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteQuite full-bodied. Immature and still tannins. Lots of fruit and an attractive and long finish. Promising!Average score
Last tasted6th November 2006Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBerry BrosVintage1997
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetRich, elegant complex nose of coffee, tea and chocolate.Score range
TasteFull-body. Sweet but still soft tannin. Complex. Excellent finish.Average score
Last tasted7th December 2007Point this date15.25
CommentIn Ireland on a holiday.
This port is Warre 1997.
TastersSAI
HouseBurmesterVintage1997
ColourStill dark blue in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings11
BouquetCandy, vanilla, coffee, dark chocolate, blueberry and black berry in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Rather mature but still with quite a lot of soft tannin. Balanced but quite sweet. Berry and dark cherry in flavour. Balanced and quite complex with a nice, attractive finish. Will be better and interesting to follow.Average score15.55
Last tasted21st July 2018Point this date15.90
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBurton
Messias
Vintage1997
ColourQuite beautiful with yellow mature colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetToffee, crème caramel and sweet liquorice in the nose.Score range15.40 - 15.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking but still with some attractive acidity. Maybe a little better? Balanced but quite dry, but toffee and liquorice in taste. Rather elegant and easy to drink and like with a nice and quite attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted11th December 2017Point this date15.40
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCalemVintage1997
ColourDark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetDark chocolate, cacao, Christmas raisin, old grocery shop and much more in the nose.Score range15.75 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and now peaking. Cacao, dark chocolate and old grocery shop in flavour. Rather sweet. Complex and balanced with a rather long and attractive finish.Average score15.88
Last tasted19th November 2016Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Calem tasting in Leverkusen, Germany.

In 2016 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in Germany. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCockburnVintage1997
ColourDark blue in colour with just a hint of yellow edge.Number of tastings3
BouquetDark berry, cream candy, fudge and toffee in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.50
TasteFull-bodied. Still lots of tannin of course and will develop a lot. Cream candy and toffee in taste. Balanced and attractive with a quite attractive finish.Average score15.25
Last tasted11th November 2006Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCorte
Delaforce
Vintage1997
ColourStill quite dark with a small yellow edge.Number of tastings2
BouquetCacao, liquorice, dark chocolate, cherry, cream candy and some ginger in the nose.Score range15.40 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Rather mature and balanced with some quite soft tannin. Cacao, toffee and dark chocolate in taste. Rather complex with a nice finish. Very easy to drink indeed.Average score15.45
Last tasted19th January 2018Point this date15.40
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2018 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseDalva
C. da Silva
Vintage1997
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetMature bouquet of cacao, chocolate, mature dark cherry and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.00
TasteMedium bodied. Mature and peaking. Balanced and quite complex with cherry and cacao in taste and a nice quite delicate finish. Easy to drink and like. A modern vintage port.Average score15.67
Last tasted19th June 2018Point this date15.50
CommentTasted at Cruz’s lodge in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseDowVintage1997
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetMulberry aromas, ginger and spiciness in the nose.Score range15.75 - 16.50
TasteFull-bodied. Still tannic and immature. Spiciness in flavour. Dry. Complex and balanced. A long, attractive and lovely finish.Average score16.08
Last tasted7th November 2012Point this date16.00
CommentA Magnum bottle tasted at the Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseDuff Gordon
Osborne
Vintage1997
ColourStill quite dark but yellow, mature in colourNumber of tastings2
BouquetGenerous bouquet with cacao, mulberry, butterscotch, toffee and menthol in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature almost peaking but still with some soft tannin and will probably be better. Quite elegant and balanced. Sweet with a nice and quite attractive, long finish.Average score15.95
Last tasted26th July 2018Point this date16.40
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFeistVintage1997
ColourStill very dark blue with a yellow rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetQuite closed bouquet but opened up with crème caramel in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteQuite full-bodied. Still soft tannin and immature. Will be better. Complex with lovely fruit. A good port indeed.Average score
Last tasted15th May 2008Point this date15.50
CommentAt the 18% Wine Club tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFerreiraVintage1997
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetStill very berry and juicy in the nose.Score range
TasteFull-bodied. Lots of tannin and fruit with a long promising finish. Immature but seem to have a long life.Average score
Last tasted27th April 2001Point this date15.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% trip in Duoro.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFonsecaVintage1997
ColourDark blue, almost still black in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark cherry, minty and mulberry in the nose.Score range16.50 - 16.50
TasteFull-bodied and still very tannic. Loaded with fruit. Complex flavour. Still a long way to go but with a very attractive and promising finish. Will be lovely to follow.Average score
Last tasted31st December 2011Point this date16.50
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGilbertsVintage1997
ColourDark ruby in colour with a bit yellow rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetQuite tough nose with mulberries, dark cacao and hints of grape seed.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Lots of fruit with dark berries but no real back bone and a little short finish.Average score15.50
Last tasted7th May 2016Point this date15.50
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGould CampbellVintage1997
ColourStill very dark but with a yellow rim in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetCandy, crème caramel, cacao some coffee and menthol in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Rather mature but still with some nice and attractive tannin. Will of course be better. Elegant and quite complex. Very easy to drink and love today with candy and menthol in taste and with a quite long and very attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted21st August 2017Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGrahamVintage1997
ColourDark and immature in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetDark cherry, mulberry and fruit in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteFull-bodied. Immature and very fruity in taste. Still tannins. Balanced and a very fruity finish.Average score16.25
Last tasted17th March 2011Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
1 bottle has been defect.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseHutchesonVintage1997
ColourNearly black in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark cherry and fruit in bouquet.Score range
TasteMedium body. Quite drinkable. Rather elegant finish. Not a long runner.Average score
Last tasted22nd October 2002Point this date14.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB
HouseKopkeVintage1997
ColourStill very dark blue in colour with just a hint of a yellow edge.Number of tastings7
BouquetDark berry, mulberry, dark cherry, toffee, coffee and cream candy in the nose.Score range15.40 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Still some soft tannin. Rather mature but will improve a lot. Dark berry, cream candy and mulberry in taste. Easy to drink and like with an attractive and quite long finish.Average score15.95
Last tasted11th December 2017Point this date16.40
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseMartinezVintage1997
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetJuicy and fruity in the nose.
TasteQuite full-bodied. Immature and lots of tannins of course. Very juicy but a very promising finish
Last tasted15th November 1999Rating 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
HouseMiguelsVintage1997
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCandy, sweets, fudge but also corked in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced and rather complex. Easy to drink and like ?????Average score
Last tasted27th May 2017Point this date15.25
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
HouseNiepoortVintage1997
ColourDark blue in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings3
BouquetVery fruity and juicy in bouquet.
TasteFull bodied. Immature and lots of tannin. Still just juicy in taste. Hard to swallow and appreciate at this moment.
Last tasted22nd May 2016Rating this dateVery impressive
CommentAt home with the family *The last bottle was defect (volatile acidity).
Tasting notes from 15 November 1999.
Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseOffley Boa VistaVintage1997
ColourQuite dark red colour with a brick red rim.Number of tastings5
BouquetSoft, grocery shop, with some coffee and ginger.Score range15.00 - 16.00
TasteNice taste with mature berries and some coffee. Full bodied with a long finish.Average score15.80
Last tasted22nd October 2013Point this date15.90
CommentAt a tasting at Munskänkarna in Malmö
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseOsborneVintage1997
ColourYellow mature, quite beautiful in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetNot so open in the nose but candy, cream candy and some spiciness can be identified.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced and very complex in taste which is predominated of candy and cream candy. The finish is very attractive and quite long.Average score
Last tasted16th June 2018Point this date16.00
CommentTasted in our apartment in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePocas JrVintage1997
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetCacao, ginger and some dark chocolate in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking but still some very light and soft tannin. Balanced, sweet and quite elegant. Easy to like and drink with a quite long and interesting finish.Average score15.97
Last tasted4th March 2017Point this date15.90
CommentAt the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePortalVintage1997
ColourStill quite dark but mature, yellow in colour.Number of tastings9
BouquetCream candy, candy, apricot, oak, mulberry and orange in the nose.Score range14.50 - 16.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and almost on top but still some tannin and will probably be better. Elegant and quite complex with a nice finish. Quite sweet. Easy to drink today and very enjoyable.Average score15.41
Last tasted15th March 2018Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.

In 2018 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePousada
Pocas Jr
Vintage1997
ColourDark blue in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings3
BouquetComplex nose with cherry, berry and fruit.Score range15.25 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Rather mature. Easy to drink and like. Balanced with a lovely finish.Average score15.88
Last tasted3rd November 2003Point this date16.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePrime
Messias
Vintage1997
ColourBeautiful amber but still quite dark in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetCream candy, sweet liquorice and herbs as basilica and thyme in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and almost peaking. Balanced and quite elegant with sweet liquorice and thyme in taste. Rather complex and easy to drink and like. Quite nice finish.Average score
Last tasted22nd July 2016Point this date16.00
CommentAt home with the family.
1 bottle has been defect.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuarles HarrisVintage1997
ColourDark nearly black in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetDark cherry and fruit but rather closed in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.50
TasteQuite full-bodied. Still immature and tannic but easy to swallow and probably a relative fast runner. Promising and acceptable finish.Average score15.38
Last tasted23rd January 2012Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Eira Velha MartinezVintage1997
ColourQuite dark blue with a yellow mature rim.Number of tastings2
BouquetCoffee, tea and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Flavour of dried fruit. Rather full-bodied. Elegant. Still some tannin but a nice finish. Will develop a lot.Average score15.50
Last tasted26th August 2008Point this date15.50
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Foz
Calem
Vintage1997
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark cherry and chocolate bouquet. Complex nose.Score range
TasteFull-bodied and lots of tannin. Lovely immaturity but quite drinkable today. Attractive finish. Not a long runner?Average score
Last tasted15th September 2004Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 trip in Douro.
TastersSAI
HouseQuinta da Roeda
Croft
Vintage1997
ColourStill dark blue with a yellow edge in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDried fruit, mulberry, blackberry, salted toffee and salmiak in the nose.Score range15.90 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Still some soft tannin and will be better but is balanced and quite easy to enjoy. Rather complex with salted toffee and dried fruit in taste and an attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted20th February 2016Point this date15.90
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da RomaneiraVintage1997
ColourRather dark blue in colour but with a yellow rim.Number of tastings7
BouquetDark berries, plums, cacao and dark chocolate in the nose.Score range14.50 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Quite mature. Quite easy to drink and like but a rather short finish.Average score15.08
Last tasted22nd May 2016Point this date15.75
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de la RosaVintage1997
ColourStill very dark but with a yellow mature rim.Number of tastings3
BouquetFudge, a little toffee, cream candy and crème caramel in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Quite mature but with some soft tannin and will probably not be much better but balanced and delicious today. Fudge, toffee and cream candy in taste with longa and quite interesting finish. Very easy to drink and like with an interesting and long finish.Average score
Last tasted30th April 2018Point this date16.25
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de Vargellas
Vina Velha
Taylor
Vintage1997
ColourStill ruby in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetLovely violet, mint, blackberry, mulberry and a hint of raspberry, ginger, cacao and herbs in the nose.Score range16.90 - 16.90
TasteFull-bodied. Still a lot of tannin and will be much better with the years to come. Balanced and very fruity and complex with taste of violet blackberry, cacao and herbs. An elegant and quite fascinating port with an attractive and quite long finish. Will be exciting to follow.Average score
Last tasted2nd October 2018Point this date16.90
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do CastelinhoVintage1997
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetQuite simple nose with just lots of berry.Score range14.50 - 14.50
TasteMedium body. Full of tannins but sweet. Rather mature and berry in flavour but with an attractive finish. Quite good.Average score14.50
Last tasted29th August 2005Point this date14.50
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do CrastoVintage1997
ColourVery dark blue in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetDefect bottle with a terrible nose.Score range8.00 - 8.00
TasteCould not drink it.Average score
Last tasted29th October 2008Point this date8.00
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The first bottle was tasted 99 and very good indeed, however so young that our notes maybe not so interesting and valid. This bottle was defect
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do InfantadoVintage1997
ColourBlue with a yellow rim in colour.Number of tastings7
BouquetBlueberry, mulberry and toffee in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Quite mature and almost peaking. A light port with blueberry in flavour. Elegant and attractive finish. Very easy to drink and like.Average score15.23
Last tasted4th November 2013Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do NovalVintage1997
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCoffee, tea and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range16.75 - 16.75
TasteQuite full-bodied. Immature and lots of tannin. Balanced. Sweet. Elegant with a lovely finish. Will improve.Average score
Last tasted15th September 2004Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 trip in Douro.
TastersSAI
HouseQuinta do PassadouroVintage1997
ColourStill rather dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetLovely bouquet with cacao, dark chocolate, coffee, some liquorice and old grocery shop.
TasteMedium body. Mature and almost peaking but still with some soft and elegant tannin. Balanced and quite complex. Cacao and dark chocolate in taste. Easy to drink with a lovely finish
Last tasted8th April 2017Rating this date16 .40
CommentAt home with the family.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Retiro Novo
Wiese & Krohn
Vintage1997
ColourStill very dark in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetDark cherry and berry in the nose.Score range14.50 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Dried fruit in flavour. Lovely tannins. Immature but a long attractive finish. Will be very good and interesting.Average score15.13
Last tasted22nd April 2005Point this date15.75
CommentAt a tasting in our private Wine Club.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Sagrado
Calem
Vintage1997
ColourDark blue in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings6
BouquetCrème caramel, toffee, fudge, cinnamon, crème candy and blueberry in the nose.Score range15.46 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Rather mature and quite sweet but still some tannins. Toffee and candy in flavour. Sweet, easy to drink and like with a nice and rather long finish.Average score15.78
Last tasted1st May 2016Point this date16.00
CommentIn a friend’s home.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do TedoVintage1997
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetLovely nose of dark cherry, ginger and cinnamon.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Sweet and balanced. Complex and lovely port with a long finish. Surprisingly good indeed.Average score
Last tasted3rd November 2008Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do VesuvioVintage1997
ColourDark blue in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings4
BouquetMulberry, cherry and fruit in the nose.Score range14.50 - 16.50
TasteQuite full-bodied. Rather mature and elegant. Fruit in flavour. Lovely finish. Delicious to drink.Average score15.50
Last tasted30th September 2011Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta dos CorvosVintage1997
ColourVery yellow almost tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetMature bouquet with cream candy, crème caramel, candy, coffee, raisin, dark chocolate, some coffee and some oak in the nose.Score range16.40 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced and quite elegant with still some very soft tannin Easy to drink with a taste of cream candy, candy, cacao, chocolate and raisin and an elegant finish.Average score
Last tasted22nd June 2018Point this date16.40
CommentAt our apartment in the Douro Valley, Portugal.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta Nova
Burmester
Vintage1997
ColourStill rather dark blue in colour.Number of tastings7
BouquetQuite attractive with dark berry, cherry tea and fudge in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Still some soft tannin and will be better. Dark berry and cherry in flavour. Rather complex port with quite long finish.Average score15.44
Last tasted20th April 2016Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRamos PintoVintage1997
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetStill very fruity and dark berry in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Immature and still soft tannins. Very fruity in flavour and an elegant and very interesting long finish.Average score
Last tasted19th January 2009Point this date15.75
CommentAt he the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRocha
Douro Wine Shippers and Growers Association
Vintage1997
ColourBlue with a yellow rim.Number of tastings2
BouquetDried fruit and blue berry in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Still soft tannin but rather mature with dried fruit in flavour. A dry port with a rather short but attractive finish. A modern port easy to like.Average score15.38
Last tasted6th January 2012Point this date15.50
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRomarizVintage1997
ColourStill blue in colour.Number of tastings7
BouquetMulberry, sweet liquorice cacao, spiciness and dark chocolate in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balance and quite elegant. Easy to drink and like. Cacao and sweet liquorice in taste. Nice and quite attractive finish.Average score15.54
Last tasted24th April 2017Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
1 bottle has been defect.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRoyal Oporto
Real Companhia Velha
Vintage1997
ColourStill dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetMulberry, coffee and ginger in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Elegant, mature and at its peak. Mulberry and coffee in flavour. Attractive finish. Lovely port.Average score15.38
Last tasted3rd November 2014Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
This bottle was defect and tasting notes from November 2013
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRozesVintage1997
ColourStill rather dark but mature and yellow in colour.Number of tastings7
BouquetCream candy, cacao and dark chocolate in the nose but also a hint of uncleaned barrel.Score range14.90 - 15.40
TasteMedium body. Mature but still some soft tannin but peaking and will probably not be better. Dark chocolate and cacao in flavour. Quite balanced and with a nice finish. The taste is better than the nose!Average score15.18
Last tasted26th January 2017Point this date14.90
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseSilval
Quinta do Noval
Vintage1997
ColourDistinct dark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCream candy, some crème caramel and fudge in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Still some tannin and will be better but balanced and elegant port. Lots of candy and toffee in taste. A quite long and very attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted12th December 2015Point this date15.75
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseSkeffingtonVintage1997
ColourStill very dark blue but with a yellow edge in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berry, blackberry, mulberry, cacao, coffee and toffee in the nose.Score range16.50 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Still some soft tannin but very tasty with cacao, toffee and dark berry and much more in the mouth. Will be better men is very enjoyable already now. Balanced and complex but with a long, attractive and lovely finish. Should be interesting to follow!Average score
Last tasted20th February 2016Point this date16.50
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseSmith WoodhouseVintage1997
ColourBlack in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings3
BouquetDark cherry, mulberry and dark berry in the nose.Score range15.90 - 16.25
TasteFull-bodied. Rather mature but still tannic. Mulberry in flavour. Complex and balanced. Long very promising finish. Will be much better.Average score16.08
Last tasted21st December 2013Point this date16.25
CommentAt a Christmas trip to London, UK with the family,
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseTaylorVintage1997
ColourStill dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetToffee, fudge, dark chocolate, some cacao and roasted coffee beams, violet, butterscotch and much more in the nose.Score range16.90 - 17.00
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and peaking even if some soft tannin still exist. Toffee, chocolate and much more in flavour. Sweet and balanced. An elegant, long, very attractive and incredible finish. Lovely port!Average score16.95
Last tasted3rd March 2018Point this date17.00
CommentAt the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseTorgaVintage1997
ColourDark blue almost black in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetFruit and dark berry in the nose.Score range14.50 - 14.75
TasteMedium body. Immature and still some tannin. Dark berry in taste. Taste a bit odd and the finish maybe not quite acceptable but easy to swallow.Average score14.58
Last tasted23rd October 2013Point this date14.50
CommentThe Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseTower’s
Messias
Vintage1997
ColourStill rather dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetToffee, cacao, spiciness and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Quite mature but still some soft tannin and will probably be better but is very enjoyable today. Balanced and quite complex with toffee, cacao and dark chocolate in taste. Easy to drink and like with a nice and rather attractive finish.Average score15.75
Last tasted12th February 2018Point this date15.75
CommentIn the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseVau
Sandeman
Vintage1997
ColourStill rather dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings13
BouquetGinger cake, cinnamon, cacao, dark chocolate and some spiciness in the nose.Score range15.00 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Will not be better but enjoy it now with flavour of ginger cake, cacao and some spiciness. Balanced and very easy to drink and like. Modern style of port with a nice and quite lovely finish.Average score15.37
Last tasted8th July 2018Point this date16.25
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseVista AlegreVintage1997
ColourDark ruby in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings4
BouquetDark cherry, sweet liquorice and chocolate in the nose.Score range14.50 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Almost on top now and for some years to come, still some soft tannins. Dark sweet cherries in flavour. Lovely and balanced finish. Will probably still improve a little.Average score15.30
Last tasted22nd January 2018Point this date15.90
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseWarreVintage1997
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetDark cherry, cassis and mulberry in the nose. Still some juiciness.Score range15.00 - 16.40
TasteRather full-bodied. Very fruity and berry in flavour. Still immature and loaded with fruit and tannin. Very attractive finish. Will be much better.Average score15.63
Last tasted22nd November 2010Point this date15.00
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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