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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

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 Grand Cruz bought C. da Silva.

Cruz Porto Vintages:1982, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016

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
ColourStill astonishing blue but with a yellow rim in colour.Number of tastings15
BouquetDark cherry, liquorice, toffee, burned candy and some crème caramel in the nose.Score range15.40 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Mostly toffee, burned candy and liquorice in flavour. Rather mature but still some tannin and will probably be better. Balanced and tasty. Interesting finish with lots of liquorice. Quite astonishing port!Average score15.56
Last tasted7th June 2016Point this date15.90
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCruzVintage1999
ColourStill quite dark ruby in colour with a brick red edge.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berries, cacao, dark chocolate and some dried fruit in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteLight to medium body. Only soft tannins, mature and rather sweet with chocolate notes. Sweet berries in taste, balanced but quite one dimensional and medium long finish.Average score
Last tasted5th July 2019Point this date15.50
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCruzVintage2000
ColourVery dark blue almost black in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetRather mature bouquet with dark berry and mulberry and mature fruit in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Still tannin, immature and will be better. Fruit and berry in taste. Quite nice finish.Average score
Last tasted16th December 2013Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö
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

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