Est. 2011


The wine merchant company Georg Bestle A/S was one of Denmarks oldest companies and originates back to 1790. It was founded by Hans Petersen Kinckel. The company was acquired by Chr. W. F. Bestle in 1853. Chr. W. F. Bestle's son, Georg Christian Bestle, inherited the company, merged it with his own wine merchant business and changed the name of the company to Georg Bestle A/S in 1892. The company was issued a Royal warrant of appointment to the Royal Danish Court. Bestle was very well regarded as a wine merchant and was renowned for its Danish bottling’s of vintage port. Bestle had a long relationship with Sandeman and is known to have bottled Sandeman as vintage port for a long period. Bestle has also bottled Vintage Port as Buyers Own Brand, B.O.B., under the Bestle label.

In 1974 Georg Bestle A/S was purchased by Vingaarden A/S, another major wine and spirits company which later, in 2003, is merged with De Danske Spritfabrikker A/S. This results in V&S Danmark A/S, a subsidiary of the large Swedish wine and spirits company Vin & Sprit AB, included in the multinational Pernod-Ricard group since 2008.

Bestle Vintages:1947, 1950, 1958

Vintage Port tasting notes:

ColourMature tawny in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetWonderful complex bouquet with cinnamon, Christmas raisin and much more.Score range16.00 - 16.75
TasteMedium body. Elegant, complex, fully mature with a wonderful ginger bread aftertaste. Quite lovely.Average score
Last tasted26th December 2007Point this date16.00
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
ColourMature tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetNot so attractive bouquet. A bit old and tired.Score range
TasteMedium body. Fully mature but must have been better not quite OK and balanced.Average score
Last tasted15th April 2006Point this date14.50
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
ColourYellow mature rim. Thin.Number of tastings1
BouquetVery shy indeed. Ether and pharmacy in the nose.Score range
TasteLight in body, thin, dry and short aftertaste. Must have been much better I hope.Average score
Last tasted20th March 2003Point this date11.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
Said and believed to be Kopke.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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Rocha 1997
Sao Pedro das Aguias 2008
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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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