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Cruz Porto

Gran Cruz Porto sociedade comercial de vinhos, Lda

Founded 1887
Owner La Martiniquaise
Vineyards Quinta de la Granja, Quinta do Castelo, Quinta de Ventozelo

The company took its name from the principle brand used by Assumpçao E. Fos founded in 1887. However the firm was founded 1901 by Manuel R. da Assunção, but the company did not start producing port until 1926. 1972 the firm was sold to French La Martiniquaise and the name was changed to Gran Cruz Porto in 1975. In 2007 Gran Cruz bought C. da Silva owing the brands Dalva and Presidential. With the acquisition of Vale de São Martinho in 2007 and Quinta de Ventozelo in 2014 Gran Cruz has secured access to their own grapes.

Cruz Porto Vintages:1982, 1989, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Quinta de Ventozelo Vintages:2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseCruzVintage1982
ColourQuite dark and beautiful with a yellow mature colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetBurned sugar, cacao and crème candy in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.25
TasteQuite light in body Mature and peaking. Easy to drink and like. Candy in taste and quite tasty. Elegant and easy to drink and like with a nice finish.Average score
Last tasted20th November 2014Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö

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
HouseCruzVintage1989
ColourYellow mature, very beautiful in colour.Number of tastings16
BouquetToffee, liquorice, fudge, burned candy and some crème caramel in the nose.Score range15.40 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mostly toffee, burned candy and liquorice in flavour. Mature and peaking. Balanced and tasty but quite sweet. Interesting finish with lots of liquorice. Quite astonishing port!Average score15.59
Last tasted21st November 2019Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2019 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCruzVintage1998
ColourStill quite dark but with a yellow mature colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetGenerous bouquet with toffee, candy, cacao and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body Quite mature and almost peaking but still with some very round and very attractive tannins and will probably improve. Balanced and very tasty with toffee, candy some cacao and old grocery shop. The finish is quite long and very impressive.Average score
Last tasted27th September 2020Point this date16.25
CommentTasted at home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCruzVintage1999
ColourStill quite dark ruby in colour with a brick red edge.Number of tastings3
BouquetSweet liquorice, cacao, dark chocolate and some dried fruit and dark berries in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Very round and elegant tannins. Rather mature but will probably be better. Balanced and very soft, sweet and elegant. Liquorice and cacao with chocolate in taste. The finish is lovely and brilliant. Indeed an attractive port.Average score15.75
Last tasted9th September 2021Point this date15.75
CommentTasted at home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCruzVintage2000
ColourStill rather dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetToffee, cream candy, liquorice, some spiciness and roasted coffee in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Quite mature but still very elegant tannins and will be better.. Quite complex with liquorice, toffee, coffee and some spiciness in taste and a sweet, rather attractive and quite long finish.Average score16.72
Last tasted28th August 2021Point this date15.90
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCruzVintage2007
ColourStill quite dark blue in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetDried berry, roses and some perfume in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.40
TasteMedium body. Still immature with tannins. Will improve. Spring flowers in taste. Quite attractive finish and nice finish.Average score15.20
Last tasted12th September 2014Point this date15.40
CommentIn Grand Cruz’s lodge at the trip to Oporto – Duoro with the Port Wine Club est. 1981 in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB

Last tasted:

27th March
Maia
Douro Wine Shippers and Growers Association 1982
Rei Manuel
Real Comp. Velha 1982
13th March
Rocha 1997
Sao Pedro das Aguias 2008
5th March
Blackett 2013
Boeira 2018
Burmester 2017
Butler-Nephew 2003
Butler-Nephew 2017
Dalva
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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