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Gilbey

W. & A. Gilbey

Founded 1857
Owner Diageo.

Sir Walter and Mr. Alfred Gilbey opened a wine shop in Oxford Street in February 1857 and in 1863 their older brother Henry Parry Gilbey joined them. In 1911 the House of Croft was acquired by the Gilbeys, the distinguished English wine trade family, who in 1962 was acquired by International Distillers & Vintners and in 1972 Brewers Watney Mann took over the business, and it was absorbed by Grand Metropolitan the same year. The brands are from 2008 owned by Diageo, formed by the merger of Guinness and Grand Metropolitan. They labelled under their own name so called B.O.B. (Buyers Own Brand).

Gilbey Vintages:1887, 1890, 1892, 1896, 1897, 1900, 1908, 1920 (Dow), 1922, 1924, 1927, 1935, 1942, 1945, 1955 (Croft), 1960 (Croft), 1963 (Croft), 1970 (Martinez)

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseGilbeyVintage1896
ColourLight tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetAlcoholic pharmacy bouquet.Score range
TasteLight in body. Quite old and tired port. Alcoholic and not quite balanced but still very interesting.Average score
Last tasted23rd September 2004Point this date14.90
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGilbeyVintage1900
ColourLight tawny in colourNumber of tastings1
BouquetLovely vanilla, fudge and toffee in the noseScore range16.90 - 16.90
TasteLight in body. Mature and peaking with lots of vanilla in taste. Elegant and balanced finish.Average score
Last tasted23rd December 2012Point this date16.90
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS

Last tasted:

26th June
Barao de Vilar 2002
25th June
Quinta da Cavadinha
Warre 2005
18th June
Quinta do Pego 2000
12th June
Calem 2000
5th June
Quinta do Bomfim
Dow 2006
Vista Alegre 2006
30th May
Quinta da Prelada 2011
22nd May
Caves Santa Marta 2002
21st May
Duff Gordon
Osborne 1997
Fonseca 1997
Graham 1994
Quinta de Agua Alta
Churchill 1998
Quinta do Cachao
Messias 1997
Quinta Dona Matilde
Barros 1996
Quinta de Ervamoira
Ramos Pinto 1994
Quinta do Noval 1997
Quinta da Roeda
Croft 1997
Quinta do Sagrado
Calem 1994
Quinta do Sagrado
Calem 1997
Warre 1994

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