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Andresen

J.H. Andresen Suc:rs Lda

Founded 1845
Owner Flores family
Vineyards Quinta das Aranhas

In 1826, Jan Heinrich Andresen, son of Thomas Andresen and Thurke Peppen was born on the remote Danish (at that time) North Sea island of Fohr. At the age of 14, he boarded a small ship to go to America but when he arrived at Oporto he decided to stay there and start a new life.. Andresen displayed an astonishing capacity for work and thanks to his enterprising character he amassed a fortune and established respect in the community. In time he became the President of the Commercial Association of Oporto. He died in Lisboa in 1894.

In 1942 the heirs of J.H. Andresen were confronted with an economic crisis. They decided to sell the business to a society led by Albino Pereira dos Santos, already a respected name in the Port wine business. Destiny seemed to have chosen another man of rare character to continue the 100-year-old business. The company remains one of the few totally family-owned Portuguese Port firms.

Andresen Vintages:1950, 1952, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1963, 1966, 1970, 1975, 1979, 1982, 1985, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2016

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseAndresenVintage1963
ColourBeautiful mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetLovely bouquet with toffee, fudge, crème caramel and roasted coffee in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.00
TasteMedium body. Toffee in taste. Mature and peaking with just a little soft tannin. Sweet and elegant with perfectly harmony and a delicious finish. Very good indeed.Average score
Last tasted23rd November 2013Point this date15.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseAndresenVintage1975
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetLiquorice, ginger and cinnamon in the nose.Score range14.50 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Mature at its peak. Quite good and easy to drink but maybe a rather short but delicious finish.Average score15.20
Last tasted16th March 2006Point this date14.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection.

In 2006 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseAndresenVintage1979
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetElegant nose of nuts, mint and old hospital.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking, but maybe a bit old. Still elegant and balanced port with an attractive and harmonic finish. Delicious!Average score
Last tasted28th February 2013Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Semi-Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection.

In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseAndresenVintage1982
ColourPale red with a yellow edge.Number of tastings3
BouquetMulberry and roasted coffee in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Sweet. Quite mature and peaking. Flavour of old grocery shop. Perfectly harmony and a delicious finish. Very good indeedAverage score16.25
Last tasted20th November 2014Point this date16.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection.

In 2014 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
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, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseAndresenVintage2000
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetFruit, mulberry and raisin in the nose.Score range14.50 - 14.50
TasteMedium body. Immature and lots of tannin. Quite good and astonishing easy to swallow and drink but perhaps a bit short finish. Will not be a long runner but probably very delicious soon.Average score
Last tasted7th November 2005Point this date14.50
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseAndresenVintage2001
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetIntensive fruit. Mostly mulberry and dark cherry.Score range15.25 - 15.25
TasteWonderful body. Immature but lovely tannin in mouth. A long and attractive finish. Very promising.Average score
Last tasted12th November 2007Point this date15.25
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseAndresenVintage2003
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetJuicy and fruity in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Immature and some tannin but easy to swallow. Rather short finish. Not a long runner.
Last tasted6th November 2006Rating this dateGood
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseAndresenVintage2005
ColourBlack and very impressive in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetJuicy and fruity in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Immature and lots of tannin. Hard to swallow. Long finish. A promising port and will be delicious in due time.
Last tasted3rd November 2008Rating this dateVery good
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseAndresenVintage2007
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetVery fruity, juicy and complex in the nose.
TasteFull-bodied. Immature and lots of tannin. Hard to swallow. Long wonderful finish. A very promising port indeed and a long runner I think.
Last tasted2nd November 2009Rating this dateImpressive
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseAndresenVintage2009
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetBlueberry, mulberry and other dark berry in the nose.
TasteQuite full-bodied. Immature but soft tannin. Elegant and balanced. Sweet. Nice and attractive finish.
Last tasted5th November 2012Rating this dateVery Good/ Impressive
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseAndresenVintage2011
ColourStill very dark blue in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetDark berry, cacao, roasted coffee beams and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteQuite full-bodied. Immature and lots of tannins. Will of course be much better. Elegant and balanced. Sweet with dark cherry, cacao and coffee beams in taste. Will probably be a long runner? A very nice, long and attractive finish.Average score15.50
Last tasted4th March 2017Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseAndresenVintage2016
ColourNice ruby in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berry such as mulberry, blackberry, cherry and loaded with fruit in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Soft and very elegant tannin and will of course be much better but is already today enjoyable and easy to drink. Balanced and quite elegant with a promising and quite attractive finish.
Last tasted30th November 2018Rating this dateVery Good
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Leverkusen, Germany.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS

Old Colheita/Tawny tasting notes:

HouseAndresenColheita1910
ColourBeautiful tawny in colour with an olive green rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetComplex bouquet of burned sugar, crème caramel, molasses, pharmacy and much more. A full arsenal of aromas.BottledBarrel sample
TasteQuite full-bodied. Marvellous taste of crème caramel, toasted sugar and much more. Elegant and balance port with an incredible finish and never ending finish.Score range18.50 - 18.50
Last tasted22nd June 2009Point this date18.50
CommentAt the Port Wines Club est. 1981 journey to Oporto.
TastersSAI

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