Est. 2011

Help needed

We have a lot of visitors from all over the world and we are sure that some of you have knowledge about some of the things that we have not been able to find information about. Perhaps you can help us to do this page even more interesting and help us with some questions we have.

We have got the information that the producer Comp. Uniao des Vinhos do Porto e Madeira should in fact be part of Gran Cruz. But why did they use so many different brands for the same Vintage? Comp. Uniao des Vinhos do Porto e Madeira stands behind the following brands that are all available only from one Vintage - 1989. (And then there are Cruz labled under their own label from 1989 as well).

  • Aguila
  • Cabraco
  • Calvares
  • Dom Joaquim
  • Magales
  • We have no information about the shippers:

  • Armando Borrajo Vasques Osario
  • Elviro Garcia
  • Quinta da Barca Castedo
  • A. Reis
  • We do not know which Port Houses these Wine Merchants have bottled, and know nothing about the Wine Merchants.

  • Bestle
  • Bettencourt
  • F. de Koenig
  • Rosengaards Vinhandel
  • C.F. Stroh
  • We do not know which Port House these Wine Merchants have bottled

  • Charlie
  • Gilbey
  • Harvey's
  • Hedges-Butler
  • Hedobald Petersen
  • Waagepetersen
  • The following is a list of declared vintages that we have seen referenced in one place or another, but the sources are somewhat inreliable and we have not been able to confirm these vintages. If you have any information about these we would be thankful.
    Uncertain Vintages

    We have tasted a bottle we do not even know which year this was. It was a dark blue label but we could not read it.
    We do not know the Port House or anything except it is from the wine merchant Hans Andersen in Copenhagen, Denmark.
    The only readable part of the label says 'Dark Vintage'. Any help on this would be much appreciated.
    Tasting notes
    Dark Vintage

    Last tasted:

    27th March
    Douro Wine Shippers and Growers Association 1982
    Rei Manuel
    Real Comp. Velha 1982
    13th March
    Rocha 1997
    Sao Pedro das Aguias 2008
    5th March
    Blackett 2013
    Boeira 2018
    Burmester 2017
    Butler-Nephew 2003
    Butler-Nephew 2017
    C. da Silva 2016
    DR 2002
    Quinta dos Malvedos
    Graham 2010
    Kopke 2017
    Kranemann 2009
    Kranemann 2018
    Messias 2018
    Noble & Murat 2016
    Pocas Jr 2013
    Portal 2007
    Quarles Harris 1977
    Quarles Harris 1980
    Quevedo 2016
    Quinta do Arnozelo
    Burmester 2015
    Quinta do Bomfim
    Dow 2009
    Quinta do Bomfim
    Dow 2019
    Quinta da Cavadinha
    Warre 2019
    Quinta da Devesa 2018
    Quinta da Devesa 2019
    Quinta do Javali 2017
    Quinta de Marrocos 2011
    Quinta dos Muros
    Portal 2018
    Quinta da Pacheca 2003
    Pacheca 2017
    Pacheca 2018
    Quinta do Retiro Novo
    Wiese & Krohn 2004
    Quinta do Retiro Novo
    Wiese & Krohn 2011
    Quinta da Roeda
    Croft 1995
    Quinta de la Rosa 2018
    Quinta de Santa Eufemia 2014
    Quinta Seara d’Ordens 2005
    Quinta Seara d’Ordens 2019
    Quinta Senhora da Ribeira
    Dow 2002
    Quinta Senhora da Ribeira
    Dow 2019
    Quinta das Tecedeiras 2016
    Quinta das Tecedeiras 2017
    Quinta do Vale Meao 2014
    Quinta do Vale Meao 2015
    Quinta do Vale Meao 2016
    Quinta do Vale Meao 2017
    Quinta de Vargellas
    Taylor 2005
    Quinta do Vesuvio 2001
    Rio Bom 2007
    San Leonardo 2015
    Taylor 2018
    Vasques de Carvalho 2016
    Viera de Sousa 2015
    Warre 2000
    Wiese & Krohn 2003
    Wiese & Krohn 2005


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