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:

    22nd March
    Quinta do Vesuvio 2005
    20th March
    Quinta da Romaneira 2000
    Taylor 1977
    14th March
    Graham- Malvedos 1987
    7th March
    Burmester 1998
    Romariz 1997
    29th February
    Andresen 2017
    Barros 2016
    Blackett 2013
    Blackett 2017
    Bulas Special Edition 2017
    Burmester 2011
    Burmester 2017
    Butler-Nephew 2017
    C. da Silva 2016
    Dow 1980
    DR 2001
    Gould Campbell 1980
    Quinta dos Malvedos
    Graham 2006
    Quinta dos Malvedos
    Graham 2015
    Kopke 2004
    Kopke 2017
    Smith- Woodhouse 1999
    Maynard 2016
    Messias 2011
    Messias 2017
    Noble & Murat 2017
    Palmer 2015
    Pocas Jr 2013
    Quarles Harris 1977
    Quevedo 2017
    Quinta do Arnozelo
    Burmester 2012
    Quinta do Cachao
    Messias 1983
    Quinta da Cavadinha
    Warre 2004
    Quinta do Javali 2016
    Quinta das Lamelas 2017
    Quinta do Pego 2017
    Quinta da Romaneira 2003
    Quinta da Romaneira 2005
    Quinta da Romaneira 2007
    Quinta da Romaneira 2015
    Quinta da Romaneira 2017
    Quinta de la Rosa 2017
    Casa de Santa Barbara
    Pocas 2015
    Quinta de Santa Eufemia 2017
    Quinta do Sexio
    Sandeman 2013
    Quinta do Vale Meao 2017
    Quinta de Vargellas
    Taylor 2004
    Quinta do Vesuvio 2006
    Sandeman 1975
    Sandeman 1982
    Sandeman 2000
    San Leonardo 2017
    Smith Woodhouse 2016
    Taylor 2017
    Vasques de Carvalho 2016
    Vieira de Sousa 2017
    Warre 2017


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