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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:

2nd June
Fonseca-Guimaraens 1988
1st June
Quinta do Bomfim
Dow 2001
31st May
Cruz 1999
Quinta da Cavadinha
Warre 1998
30th May
Gould Campbell 1980
29th May
Fonseca-Guimaraens 1991
23rd May
Quinta Seara d’Ordens 2003
Quinta Seara d’Ordens 2005
22nd May
Diez Hermanos 1977
21st May
Silval
Quinta do Noval 2000

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