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Vintage Port 2008

VintageRatingBroad-
bent
SucklingDeclared housesKnown brandsComment
2008Very good2036

Declared brands that we know of are the following 36:

2008:Andresen
Augusto's
Bioma Vinha Velha
Cruz Porto
Dalva
Duorum Vinha de Castelo Melhor
Eirados
Fonseca Guimaraens
Quinta da Gaivosa
Quinta da Gricha
Quinta da Prelada
Quinta da Roeda
Quinta da Romaneira
Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira
Quinta de Terra Feita
Quinta de Vargellas
Quinta do Bomfim
Quinta do Estanho
Quinta do Noval
Quinta do Noval Nacional
Quinta do Panascal
Quinta do Portal
Quinta do Vale Meao
Quinta do Vesuvio
Quinta dos Canais
Quinta dos Corvos
Quinta dos Malvedos
Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora
Quinta S. Luiz
Quinta Santa Eufemia
Quinta Seara d'Ordens
Quinta Vale d'Agodinho
Real Companhia Velha
Rozes
Sao Pedro das Aguias
Vista Alegre

HouseBioma Vinha Velha
Niepoort
Vintage2008
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetMostly mulberry, black cherry, fruit and some cedar in the nose. Quite dry impression.Score range16.00 - 16.40
TasteRather full-bodied. Fruit and berry in flavour. Tannic but sweet and elegant with a promising and long finish.Average score16.20
Last tasted22nd April 2016Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Big Fortified Tasting in London.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFonseca-GuimaraensVintage2008
ColourAlmost black but very attractive in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetMulberry, dark cherry, dark berry and loaded with fruit in the nose.Score range15.40 - 15.75
TasteAlmost full bodied. Massive with lovely tannins. Quite impressive with lots of mulberry, dark berry, blackberry and fruit in taste. Hard to really appreciate it, but the finish is already now elegant and interesting. What will be?Average score15.58
Last tasted16th May 2018Point this date15.40
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da GaivosaVintage2008
ColourDark blue in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings3
BouquetVery spicy with cinnamon and ginger in the nose but also mulberry and black cherry.Score range15.00 - 15.25
TasteMedium body. Still soft tannin. Spicy and berry in flavour. Quite modern port. Elegant and attractive finish. An interesting port indeed.Average score15.13
Last tasted3rd November 2014Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Gricha
Churchill
Vintage2008
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetJust juicy nose.
TasteMedium-body. Immature and full of tannins. Short finish. Not so promising.
Last tasted1st November 2010Rating this dateGood
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da PreladaVintage2008
ColourDark ruby in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berry, mulberry and fruit in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Still with quite a lot of tannin and will be better but is of course balance. Mulberry and dark berry in taste with a very long and fruity finish.Average score
Last tasted17th June 2018Point this date16.00
CommentTasted in our favourite bar, Portologia, in Porto, Portugal.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Roeda
Croft
Vintage2008
ColourQuite dark but with a slightly yellow mature edge in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetChocolate, cacao, mint, some dark berry and herbs in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Quite mature but still with some very soft and delicate tannins. Will probably be better. Balanced with herbs, chocolate dark mature berries and mint in taste. Very enjoyable and easy to drink with a long finish full of herbs.Average score16.00
Last tasted31st December 2018Point this date16.00
CommentTasting at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da RomaneiraVintage2008
ColourStill dark ruby but with a yellow, mature edge.Number of tastings2
BouquetToffee, coffee beams, some cacao, candy and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.40 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Still some soft tannin and will improve. Balanced, quite elegant and easy to drink and enjoy. Toffee, some candy and old grocery shop in taste with a quite nice and rather attractive finish.Average score15.65
Last tasted6th November 2017Point this date15.90
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de Santa EufemiaVintage2008
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetBlackberry, mulberry and toffee in the nose. Some green herbs and liquorice.Score range15.40 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Blackberry and mulberry in taste. Rather soft tannins, sweet. Modern style port. Medium length with good balance.Average score15.55
Last tasted20th February 2017Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Restaurant Atmosfär in Malmö, Sweden.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de Terra Feita
Taylor
Vintage2008
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetMulberry and dark cherry in the nose.
TasteMedium bodied. Immature and tannic. Mulberry in flavour and loaded with fruit. Long promising and quite elegant finish.
Last tasted7th November 2011Rating 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 Vargellas
Taylor
Vintage2008
ColourBlue but with a yellow mature edge in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetCacao, coffee beans, dark chocolate, dried fruit and some violet in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteQuite full-bodied. Still a little immature with tannins but balanced and lovely to swallow and enjoy. Cacao, some coffee beans and chocolate in the flavour with a very attractive finish. Will be interesting to follow.Average score
Last tasted3rd March 2018Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do EstanhoVintage2008
ColourDark blue in colourNumber of tastings2
BouquetCherry, dark berry and fruit in the nose. Quite generous.Score range
TasteMedium body. Sweet and easy to drink and like. A modern style of port. Spicy in flavour. Interesting and quite long finish.Average score
Last tasted4th November 2013Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do NovalVintage2008
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetMulberry, blackberry, dark cherry and much more in a complex bouquetScore range16.40 - 16.40
TasteFull-bodied and lots of tannins. Mulberry, dark berry and much more in taste. Very promising, attractive and long finish. Exciting port but will take years to come around.Average score16.40
Last tasted9th September 2014Point this date16.40
CommentIn Quinta do Noval’s lodge at the trip to Oporto – Douro in Portugal with the Port Wine Club est. 1981 in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do PortalVintage2008
ColourDark blue in colour with a hint of a yellow rim.Number of tastings6
BouquetBlackberry, mulberry, black cherry, fruit, some eucalyptus and roasted oak in the nose.Score range14.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Good tannins but quite easy to drink and like already. Quite dry. Dark berry, fruit and some oak in flavour. Quite nice but not so long finish.Average score15.16
Last tasted15th March 2018Point this date15.50
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
HouseQuinta do Vale MeaoVintage2008
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetJuicy and very fruity in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Immature and lots of tannin. Hard to swallow. Dark berry in flavour and a nice long finish. A promising port.
Last tasted7th November 2011Rating this dateVery Good/ Impressive
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta Sao Luiz
Kopke
Vintage2008
ColourVery dark almost black in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetMulberry, blackberry, dark berry and liquorice in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Still very immature with lots of tannins with mulberry, blackberry and dark cherry in taste. The tannin is lovely and the finish of course tannic but quite interesting and long. Will be lovely to follow this port.Average score
Last tasted1st April 2018Point this date15.50
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta Seara d’OrdensVintage2008
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetGenerous bouquet of liquorice and fruit.
TasteMedium body. Immature and some tannin. Liquorice in flavour and quite sweet. Easy to drink and like. Promising and quite long finish.
Last tasted5th November 2012Rating this dateVery good/ Impressive
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta Senhora da Ribeira
Dow
Vintage2008
ColourDark blue almost black in colour with a purple rim.Number of tastings4
BouquetFruit with both red and dark berries in the nose.Score range15.40 - 15.40
TasteQuite full-bodied. Immature and lots of tannins. Frit and berry in taste. Long fruity finish.Average score
Last tasted4th November 2013Point this date15.40
CommentAt the Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta Vale d’Agodinho
Quevedo
Vintage2008
ColourDark blue almost black in colourNumber of tastings1
BouquetMulberry, fruit and some burned oak in the nose
TasteMedium body. Some tannin. Quite fruity but a little burned oak in flavour. Quite good and interesting. Very fruity and nice finish.
Last tasted5th November 2012Rating this dateVery Good
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRozesVintage2008
ColourStill rather dark with a hint of yellow mature edge in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetDark berries, mulberry, ginger, herbs and some cacao in the bouquet but also wet cellar which was not so pleasant.Score range15.00 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Still immature and will be better. Balanced and attractive flavours of mulberry and dark berry. The taste is quite okay with a nice finish.Average score15.25
Last tasted12th October 2018Point this date15.00
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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