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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, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2016, 2017, 2020

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
HouseAndresenVintage1985
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetRoses, herbs but also some pharmacy and old hospital in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body, mature and peaking with some old round acidity. Completely drinkable but will not be better so drink up. Quite tasty and with a rather long and attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted17th September 2020Point this date15.50
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2020 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
ColourStill rather dark but with a yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetCandy, caramel, cacao, dark chocolate, toffee, sweet liquorice and raisin in the nose.Score range14.50 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Quite mature but still with some round and very elegant tannins and can maybe develop more. Balanced but quite sweet and astonishing easy to swallow and drink. Cacao, dark chocolate, candy, cream candy and sweet liquorice in taste with a quite long and astonishing delicious finish.Average score15.58
Last tasted12th January 2024Point this date16.25
CommentTasted in our Private Wine Group.
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
HouseAndresenVintage2017
ColourDark ruby, almost black in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark cherry, cherry, dark berries and loaded with fruit in the nose but also some candy and cacao.
TasteMedium body. Of course immature but balanced with very elegant and attractive round tannins. Complex port with berries, fruit, candy and chocolate in taste and a long, lovely finish. Very promising indeed!
Last tasted29th February 2020Rating this dateVery Impressive
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseAndresenVintage2020
ColourAlmost black in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berries such as mulberry, dark cherry and black berry and mature fruit in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Lots of lovely and round tannins an will improve a lot. Balanced and very tasty and very elegant with an impressive, quite long and very attractive finish. What a port! Will be lovely to follow!
Last tasted4th November 2022Rating this dateVery Impressive
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Festival in Leverkusen, Germany.

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

Old Colheita/Tawny tasting notes:

HouseAndresenColheita1910
ColourBeautiful quite dark tawny in colour with an olive green rim.Number of tastings2
BouquetComplex bouquet of burned sugar, crème caramel, butterscotch, molasses, pharmacy and much more. A full arsenal of aromas.Bottled2010
TasteQuite full-bodied. Marvellous taste of crème caramel, roasted sugar, butterscotch, sweetmeats and much more. Elegant and balance port with an incredible and never ended finish.Score range99.99
Last tasted5th November 2018Point this date18.75
CommentAt the Port Wines Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseAndresenColheita1937
ColourTawny in colour with an olive green edge.Number of tastings1
BouquetButterscotch, candy, burned sugar, sweetmeats, and much more in the nose.Bottled1980
TasteAlmost full-bodied. Of course mature and peaking. Balanced and very elegant with a bitter-sweet taste of butterscotch, sweetmeats and lots of other things. Incredible! Just enjoy it and live your life. The finish is quite marvellous.Score range
Last tasted5th November 2018Point this date17.75
CommentAt the Port Wines Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseAndresenColheita1963
ColourDark tawny in colour with an olive green edge.Number of tastings1
BouquetWonderful bouquet of butterscotch, crème candy, candy, liquorice and sweetmeats in the nose.Bottled2018
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and of course peaking bur balanced and very intensive port with a very elegant taste of sweetmeats, butterscotch and lots of different candy which never seem to end in the long and wonderful finish. Quite unbelievable.Score range
Last tasted5th November 2018Point this date17.50
CommentAt the Port Wines Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseAndresenColheita1968
ColourBeautiful, light tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetBurned sugar, butterscotch and candy in the nose with some crème caramelBottled2018
TasteLovely body. Mature and peaking. Bitter-sweet with butterscotch, crème caramel and lots of other things in taste and a long, very elegant and attractive finish. Very enjoyable indeed.Score range
Last tasted5th November 2018Point this date16.90
CommentAt the Port Wines Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseAndresenColheita1970
ColourBeautiful, quite dark tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetWonderful bouquet crème caramel, salted liquorice, burned sugar, butterscotch and much more in the nose.Bottled2018
TasteFull-bodied Mature and peaking of course. Balanced and very complex and elegant. Very tasty with crème caramel, sugar, candy, liquorice and much more in the mouth and the finish is marvellous and never seem to end. We just love it!.Score range
Last tasted5th November 2018Point this date17.00
CommentAt the Port Wines Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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