Est. 2011


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:

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
Vinha de Castelo Melhor
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
Vinha de Castelo Melhor
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

Last tasted:

22nd November
Graham- Malvedos 1996
21st November
Barros 1998
20th November
Quinta do Vesuvio 1997
15th November
Rocha 1989
14th November
Fonseca 1997
7th November
Smith - Woodhouse 1996
Warre 1970
6th November
Graham- Malvedos 1999
31st October
Pocas Jr 2007
Quinta do Panascal
Fonseca-Guimaraens 2001


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