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Diez

Diez Hermanos

Founded 1875
Owner Paternina

This House was started as a sherry producer by Don Salvado Diez and his four brothers and continues with Madeira before its Port production. The family originated from Soria in Spain. At the turn of 1800th century they bought the port shipper Manuel Misa and change its name to Diez Hermanos Ltd. In 1929 Pablo Diez married and moved to Oporto setting up the Diez group and was director of the house until his death in 1966.Offley Forrester bought the house in 1968. In 1994, Paternina acquired Bodegas Internacionales, based in Jerez, which included a number of traditional sherry brands, such as Marqués de Mérito, Díez Hermanos, Bertola, and José Pemartín y Cía. These were merged, creating Paternina's Sherry Division. The company began producing fortified wines under the Jerez-Xerès-Sherry y Manzanilla de Sanlúcar de Barrameda appellation.

Diez Vintages:1940, 1942, 1960, 1963, 1970, 1975, 1977, 1987

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseDiez HermanosVintage1940
ColourYellow mature, quite bright almost tawny in colourNumber of tastings1
BouquetDried fruit, raisin, figs and some candy in the nose.Score range14.90 - 14.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking and even a little tired and seem to have had its best days but still balanced and quite attractive. A quite short but rather intensive finish. Should probably been enjoyed some years agoAverage score
Last tasted15th November 2023Point this date15.50
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseDiez HermanosVintage1942
ColourWonderful, beautiful mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCreme caramel, cream candy, butterscotch, cacao, chocolate, herbs, some spiciness and lots of other things in the nose.Score range18.00 - 18.00
TasteFull bodied. Mature and peaking. Balanced and very tasty with lots of things in the mouth just rolling on. What a wonderful port with a very complex and attractive finishing which continue to roll on and never seem to end. Drink it and just love it! We do!Average score
Last tasted15th November 2023Point this date18.00
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseDiez HermanosVintage1963
ColourMature yellow very beautiful in colour.Number of tastings12
BouquetLovely and generous bouquet of figs, crème caramel, Christmas raisin, cacao, old grocery shop, some herbs and dark chocolate in the nose.Score range15.75 - 17.00
TasteLovely body. Mature and peaking. Figs, crème caramel, chocolate cacao and much more in taste. Delicious and balanced with a nice, very long and very attractive finish. This port will not be better but is wonderful today so just drink it and love it!Average score16.46
Last tasted15th November 2023Point this date16.90
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
1 bottled has been defect.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
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
HouseDiez HermanosVintage1970
ColourYellow mature quite beautiful in colour.Number of tastings12
BouquetLovely bouquet of crème caramel, fudge, toffee, cardamoms, some herbs, menthol, old grocery shop and much more in the nose.Score range16.25 - 17.25
TasteMedium bodied. Mature and peaking. Menthol, toffee, fudge, herbs, crème caramel, old grocery shop and much more in taste. Balanced and very easy to drink and enjoy with a delicious, complex, long and very attractive finish. Lovely port. Drink it and be happy!Average score16.62
Last tasted15th November 2023Point this date17.25
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseDiez HermanosVintage1977
ColourYellow mature, still quite dark in colour.Number of tastings7
BouquetLovely herbal, ginger, cream candy, liquorice, crème caramel, milk chocolate and toffee in the nose.Score range16.25 - 17.00
TasteLovely body. Mature and peaking, but still with some lovely tannins and will maybe be better. Balanced, very tasty and elegant with liquorice, ginger, herbal, some chocolate and candy in taste but quite dry. Complex and delicious with a very elegant and long finish. Delicious port indeed.Average score16.46
Last tasted15th November 2023Point this date17.00
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.

In 2010 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseDiez HermanosVintage1987
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetHerbal and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range14.40 - 15.75
TasteSome unbalanced but quite mature and acceptable taste. However we had expected more from it.Average score14.91
Last tasted24th May 2007Point this date15.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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29th March
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Taylor 1974
21st March
Fonseca-Guimaraens 1995
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Quinta do Infantado 1995
Quinta do Noval 1995
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Taylor 1995
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Taylor 1995
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