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Bulas

M Bulas Cruz

Founded 1951
Owner Maria Gabriel and José Afonso Bulas Cruz
Vineyards Quinta da Costa de Baixo, Quinta Foz Ceira
Vintage Port Brands Bulas, FozCeira

The Bulas wines are made by the siblings Maria Gabriel and José Afonso Bulas Cruz. They own Quinta da Costa de Baixo which was purchased by their late father, José Bulas Cruz, in 1951.

Both their vineyards are included in Pombals landmarks from 1756.

Bulas Vintages:2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017
Bulas Demarcação Vintages:2006
FozCeira Vintages:2006

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseBulasVintage2011
ColourStill almost black in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetBlackberry, mulberry and black cherry in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Immature with lots of tannins. Blackberry in taste and loaded with fruit. Balanced. A long and attractive finish. Quite impressive and will be interesting to follow.
Last tasted2nd November 2015Rating this dateImpressive/ Very impressive
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBulasVintage2012
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetLiquorice, sweetmeats and butterscotch in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Immature with lots of tannin but quite elegant and tasty. Very sweet. Liquorice and sweetmeats in taste. Balanced port with an attractive finish. Will be nice to follow.Average score
Last tasted3rd March 2018Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBulasVintage2013
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berry, mulberry and blackberry in the nose
TasteMedium body. Immature and lots of tannin but balanced loaded with fruit and berry and quite sweet port with an quite attractive finish.
Last tasted6th November 2017Rating this dateVery Good/ Impressive
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBulasVintage2015
ColourDark ruby almost black in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetMulberry, blackberry, fresh fruit and dark berry in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Immature with lots of tannin but completely balanced. Easy to enjoy today. Mulberry, blackberry and loaded with fruit in taste. A quite fat port with a very attractive finish.
Last tasted2nd March 2019Rating this dateVery Good/ 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
HouseBulasVintage2016
ColourDark ruby in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetMulberry, blackberry, mint and pepper in the nose.
TasteLovely body. Immature with quite soft, very delicate and balanced tannin. Easy to drink and appreciate. Loaded with fruit, mint and spiciness in taste with a complex and tasty finish. What will be?
Last tasted30th November 2018Rating this dateImpressive
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Leverkusen, Germany.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBulas Special EditionVintage2017
ColourDark ruby in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark cherry, dark berry and fruit in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Soft tannins. Balanced and easy to drink and enjoy already today with dark berries and fruit in taste. The finish is quite elegant and rather long.
Last tasted4th November 2019Rating this dateVery Good
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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

Last tasted:

16th November
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Dow 1988
9th November
Melford
Douro Wine Shippers and Growers Association 1980
Três Arcos
Messias 1980
8th November
Fonseca-Guimaraens 1998
4th November
Alves de Sousa 2017
Barros 2016
Blackett 2013
Blackett 2017
Boeira 2016
Borges & Irmao 2015
Bulas Special Edition 2017
Burmester 2017
Butler-Nephew 2017
Calem 2016
Churchill 2017
Conceito 2016
Dalva
C. da Silva 2004
DR 2001
DR 2002
Gould Campbell 1980
Graham - Malvedos 2015
Kopke 2017
Lacrau 2015
Martha’s 2017
Maynard 2016
Maynard (organic) 2016
Messias 2011
Messias 2017
Niepoort 2015
Noble & Murat 2016
Noble & Murat 2017
Palmer 2015
Quinta do Cachao
Messias 1983
Quinta da Cavadinha
Warre 2004
Quinta da Cavadinha
Warre 2006
Quinta de Ervamoira
Ramos Pinto 2005
Quinta do Infantado 1997
Quinta do Infantado 2003
Quinta das Lamelas 2016
Quinta dos Mattos 2017
Pacheca 2012
Pacheca 2016
Pacheca 2017
Quinta do Retiro Novo
Wiese & Krohn 2007
Quinta da Romaneira 2003
Quinta da Romaneira 2007
Quinta da Romaneira 2015
Quinta da Romaneira 2017
Casa de Santa Barbara
Pocas 2015
Quinta de Santa Eufemia 2014
Quinta de Santa Eufemia 2017
Quinta do Sexio
Sandeman 2013
Quinta da Sequeira 2017
Quinta Sao Luiz
Kopke 2006
Quinta da Soalheira
Borges 2017
Quinta das Tecedeiras 2014
Quinta das Tecedeiras 2016
Real Velha 2005
Reccua 2015
Sandeman 2000
San Leonardo 2017
Smith Woodhouse 1985
Quinta do Vau
Sandeman 1988
Vau
Sandeman 1997
Vieira de Sousa 2017
Vista Alegre 1999
Vista Alegre 2017
Warre 1985
Warre 2000
Warre 2017
Wiese & Krohn 2007
Wiese & Krohn 2016
Wiese & Krohn 2017

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