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Duorum

Duorum Vinhos, SA

Founded 2007
Owner João Portugal Ramos, Jose Maria Soares Franco
Vineyards Castelo Melhor
Vintage Port Brands Duorum

Duorum is latin for ‘from two’. It's a joint project between two oenologists, João Portugal Ramos and Jose Maria Soares Franco. It was founded in 2007. As well as two oenologists, the ‘from two’ also refers to the fact that the wine is a blend from two rather different parts of the Douro: Cima Corgo and Douro Superior. As of vintage 2008 the name “Vinha de Castelo Melhor” was added to the Duorum name. However it is still a blend of several vineyards.

Duorum Vintages:2007, 2011, 2015, 2017
Duorum Vinha de Castelo Melhor Vintages:2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseDuorumVintage2007
ColourDark ruby in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetMulberry, blackberry, blue berry, dark berry and dark fruit in the nose.Score range16.40 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Immature with lots of tannin and will be better but balanced and tasty. Rather complex with mulberry and dark cherry and ends with a lovely and long finish.Average score
Last tasted18th June 2018Point this date16.40
CommentAt our apartment in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseDuorum
Vinha de Castelo Melhor
Vintage2009
ColourBlack in colour with purple rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetFruit and grape juice, dark berries, blueberry and cherryScore range14.90 - 14.90
TasteFruit, quite dry, young but easy to drink.Average score
Last tasted22nd October 2013Point this date14.90
CommentAt a tasting at Munskänkarna in Malmö
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseDuorumVintage2011
ColourStill very dark in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetMulberry, blackberry, dark cherry, loaded with fruit and some elegant herbs in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteLovely body. Lots of elegant and attractive tannins and will of course improve. Balanced, quite complex and very tasty, loaded with different dark berries, fruit and herbs. Still very enjoyable and quite easy to drink but with an elegant but surprisingly short finish.Average score
Last tasted8th May 2021Point this date16.00
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseDuorumVintage2017
ColourDark ruby in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetMature fruit, dark fruit, roasted coffee and spiciness in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Lovely tannins but balanced and elegant port. Quite easy to enjoy. Very tasty and complex with mature fruit, dark berries and spiciness in taste and a wonderful finish.
Last tasted29th November 2019Rating this dateVery Good
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Festival in Leverkusen, Germany.

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

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