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Vintage Port 2012

VintageRatingBroad-
bent
SucklingDeclared housesKnown brandsComment
2012Very good-39

Declared brands that we know of are the following 39:

2012:Barao de Vilar
Barros
Bulas
Calem
Cottas
Cruz Porto
Dalva
Duorum Vinha de Castelo Melhor
Fonseca Guimaraens
Maynard
Quinta da Gaivosa
Quinta da Galeira
Quinta da Pacheca
Quinta da Revolta
Quinta da Roêda
Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira
Quinta da Soalheira
Quinta das Carvalhas
Quinta das Lamelas
Quinta de la Rosa
Quinta de S. José
Quinta de Vargellas
Quinta de Ventozelo
Quinta do Arnozelo
Quinta do Estanho
Quinta do Javali
Quinta do Noval
Quinta do Vale Meao
Quinta do Vesuvio
Quinta dos Malvedos
Quinta Maria Izabel
Quinta S. Luiz
Quinta Seara d'Ordens
Real Companhia Velha
Soalheira
Terras do Grifo
Vallado Adelaide
van Zellers
Vista Alegre

HouseBulasVintage2012
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetLiquorice, sweetmeats and butterscotch in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Immature with lots of tannin but quite elegant and tasty. Very sweet. Liquorice and sweetmeats in taste. Balanced port with an attractive finish. Will be nice to follow.Average score
Last tasted3rd March 2018Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCalemVintage2012
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetMulberry, blackberry, dark berry in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Loaded with fruit but not much tannin. Easy to drink and enjoy but no long runner. Blackberry and dark berry in taste. Balanced but a modern style of port with a rather short but nice finish.
Last tasted19th November 2016Rating this dateGood
CommentAt the Calem tasting in Leverkusen, Germany.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCottasVintage2012
ColourBlue in colourNumber of tastings2
BouquetMulberry, cherry and fruit in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Immature but a light and modern port. Of course tannic but easy to drink already now. Balanced and some complexity but a rather short finish.Average score
Last tasted6th November 2017Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCuvee Adelaide
Quinta do Vallado
Vintage2012
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetQuite closed nose with dark berry and fruit. Still juicy.
TasteMedium body. Dark berry in taste. Quite drinkable and with tannins. Enjoyable but maybe a little short finish.
Last tasted11th September 2014Rating this dateVery Good
CommentIn Quinta do Vallado’s lodge at the trip to Oporto – Douro, Portugal with the Port Wine Club est. 1981 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB
HouseMaynardVintage2012
ColourAlmost black in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetDark cherry, dark berry and some cacao nose with some oak.Score range15.25 - 15.25
TasteMedium body. Loaded with fruit and tannins. Dark berry and some cacao in flavour. Nice young port with a nice and quite long finish.Average score
Last tasted4th March 2017Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da PachecaVintage2012
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetFruity nose with dark berries, blackberries, cherries.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteFruity taste of dark berries, medium body, quite a lot of tannins, elegant and quite long finish.Average score
Last tasted23rd June 2018Point this date16.00
CommentTasted in Q.
da Pacheca’s lodge in the Douro Valley.
TastersJB
HouseQuinta da Roeda
Croft
Vintage2012
ColourQuite dark but with just a hint of a yellow mature edge in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark chocolate, cacao, dark cherry and dark berry in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Still with very soft with delicate tannins and will of course be better. Balanced with cacao and dark chocolate in taste. A complex port with lovely, aggressive tannins in an attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted23rd June 2018Point this date16.25
CommentTasting at Quinta da Roeda’s lodge in the Douro Valley, Portugal.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta das LamelasVintage2012
ColourDark ruby, almost black in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetMulberry, black current, blue berry, dark berry and spring flowers in the nose.Score range15.90 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Immature and of course still tannic and will be better. Rather dry. Balanced and elegant with mulberry, dark berry and spring flowers in taste and with a nice and quite attractive and long finish. Will be very interesting to follow! Very easy to drink and love already today.Average score15.95
Last tasted20th June 2018Point this date16.00
CommentTasted in Quinta das Lamelas lodge in Douro Valley, Portugal.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de la RosaVintage2012
ColourStill quite dark ruby in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetMulberry, spring flowers and some coffee in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Quite light tannins and very easy to like, drink and enjoy! Mulberry, spring flowers and roses in taste. Balanced and quite complex with a nice finish.Average score15.17
Last tasted2nd March 2019Point this date15.00
CommentAt the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de Vargellas
Taylor
Vintage2012
ColourStill very dark ruby in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetViolet, flowers, cacao, some mulberry and chocolate in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Still some lovely tannin but balanced and very elegant. Violet, spring flowers and some cacao in taste with a long elegant and quite complex finish.Average score
Last tasted2nd March 2019Point this date16.25
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de VentezeloVintage2012
ColourVery dark ruby in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetBlackberry, blue berry and some mulberry in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Immature of course but the tannin are quite agreeable and the port is easy to drink and very enjoyable. Loaded with fruit and dark berry but balanced with a quite interesting and a rather attractive finish.Average score15.47
Last tasted2nd March 2019Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do NovalVintage2012
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetFruity, juice, mint and vanilla in the nose
TasteQuite full-bodied and quite a lot of tannins. Dark berry and fruit in taste. Attractive and long finish.
Last tasted22nd April 2016Rating this dateVery good/ Impressive
CommentAt the Big Fortified Tasting in London, Great Britain.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersJB
HouseQuinta do VesuvioVintage2012
ColourStill quite dark ruby in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetBlack cherry, mulberry, dark cherry and blue berry in the noseScore range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Still lovely tannin but balanced and quite attractive. Loaded with fruit and black berry in taste. Quite elegant and with a rather long and lovely finish which is appreciated.Average score
Last tasted2nd March 2019Point this date16.25
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta Maria IzabelVintage2012
ColourDark ruby in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCream candy, candy, some liquorice and some cacao in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Balanced and elegant but still tannins and will be better. Cream candy and liquorice in taste and a nice finish. Very easy to drink and like.Average score
Last tasted22nd June 2018Point this date15.75
CommentTasting at Quinta Maria Izabel’s lodge in the Douro Valley, Portugal
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta Seara d’OrdensVintage2012
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetStill juicy but with fruit and dark berry in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Tannin and quite hard to appreciate now. Very fruity in taste. Nice finish and will be lovely to follow.
Last tasted3rd November 2014Rating this dateVery Good
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
Vintage2012
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetBlack cherry, mulberry and fruit in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Tannin and hard to appreciate. Dry but balanced. Mulberry in taste. Elegant finish.
Last tasted3rd November 2014Rating this dateVery Impressive
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseReal VelhaVintage2012
ColourDark blue but a nice yellow rim in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetDark berry, mulberry, blackberry and fruit in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Immature and tannic. Mulberry and fruit in taste. Balance and quite modern in style. Rather complex with a nice finish.Average score
Last tasted6th November 2017Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
Housevan ZellersVintage2012
ColourDark ruby in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetVery generous and nice intense bouquet with mulberry, blackberry, dark cherry and attractive fruit.Score range15.25 - 15.25
TasteMedium body. Immature with lots of tannins a very clean fruity feeling with mulberry, black berry and much more in taste. Very promising with nice acidity. Long and attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted5th November 2018Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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