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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:

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
Madalena
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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