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Hooper

Richard Hooper & Sons

Founded 1771
Owner Silva Reis

This House was founded by the wine merchant Richard Hooper in London. Real Companhia Velha bought the company 1951 and bottled it mainly under Real Companhia Velhas alternative trading company, Companhia Geral da Agricultura das Vinhos do Alto Duoro. Until 1971 Hooper was run independently, but after that year it became a brand of Real Companhia Velha. During 1972 to 1985 it was probably the same wine as Real Companhia Velha, just another label. However between 1987 and 1991 Hooper was made from Quinta Nova.

Hooper Vintages:1886, 1900, 1901, 1902, 1904, 1908, 1912, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1922, 1924, 1929, 1931, 1933, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1940, 1942, 1944, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1970, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1994, 1997, 2001, 2003

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseHooperVintage1908
ColourMature tawny colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetNutty and pharmacy in the nose. Elegant.Score range18.00 - 18.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Complex. Wonderful long finish. Extraordinary port indeed.Average score
Last tasted3rd May 1986Point this date18.00
CommentAt a tasting in a friend’s home in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI
HouseHooperVintage1944
ColourMature, yellow and beautiful in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetSweet candy, burned sugar, coffee, oranges and roses in the nose.Score range17.00 - 17.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Sweet. Sweet candy in taste. Complex and balanced port with a long, lovely and attractive finish. Impressive port!Average score
Last tasted19th April 2014Point this date17.00
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseHooperVintage1951
ColourMature and tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetSome lemon and burned sugar in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Very mature but still elegant but alcoholic and a bit tired. Pharmacy in flavour. Quite nice and still attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted23rd December 2011Point this date16.00
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseHooperVintage1952
ColourMature tawny colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetBurned nose. Old and cracked.Score range12.90 - 12.90
TasteMedium body. Some acidity and a burned finish. Quite old. Have been much better we hope.Average score
Last tasted16th January 2003Point this date12.90
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
This bottle was not perfect at all.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseHooperVintage1954
ColourBeautiful tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetVery elegant bouquet with zest of orange, spiciness, amaretto and nutsScore range16.90 - 16.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Elegant with some age but balanced and complex. Zest of oranges and amaretto in taste. Quite sweet with a lovely and attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted7th May 2017Point this date16.90
CommentAt home with the family.
The bottle was below shoulder. The bottle came from Anders G. Åkesson’s Collection
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseHooperVintage1955
ColourStill quite dark but with a wonderful mature yellow colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetToffee, crème caramel, cream candy, and much more in the nose. Lovely indeed!Score range16.25 - 18.00
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mature and peaking. Balanced and elegant. Very tasty with lots of cream candy, crème caramel and toffee in the mouth. Lovely port and easy to enjoy and love with an elegant and long, attractive finish. Port is wonderful when old and mature!Average score17.13
Last tasted16th November 2017Point this date18.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal’s Private Collection.

In 2017 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseHooperVintage1962
ColourLight tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetBurned sugar and some crème caramel in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteHardly medium body. Elegant but quite old port with a rather short finish. Have been much better we suppose.Average score
Last tasted5th February 2004Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseHooperVintage1963
ColourNice mature quite dark in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetCrème caramel, nuts Christmas raisin and some pharmacy in the nose. Quite elegant.Score range16.50 - 18.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Sweet. Nuts and cacao in taste. A complex and lovely finish. Lovely port!Average score17.38
Last tasted23rd November 2013Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdals Private Collection.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseHooperVintage1970
ColourNice mature still quite dark in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetCrème caramel, toffee, burned sugar and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range14.25 - 16.90
TasteFull bodied. Elegant. Sweet with a flavour of burned sugar. Lovely finish.Average score15.97
Last tasted13th November 2008Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection.

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseHooperVintage1977
ColourYellow mature almost tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetNot quite nice nose. Unclean barrels?Score range13.50 - 13.50
TasteMedium body. Mature. Flavour and finish ok but the bouquet is not good at all.Average score
Last tasted5th November 2010Point this date13.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection. *This bottle was not OK

In 2010 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseHooperVintage1978
ColourMature, yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCrackled. Vinegar in bouquet.Score range10.50 - 10.50
TasteMedium body. Vinegar in taste. Old and hardly drinkable. Hoped it has been better.Average score
Last tasted15th November 2012Point this date10.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection. *Defect bottle.

In 2012 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseHooperVintage1979
ColourPale and tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetThis port is not harmonic and cracked. Terrible noseScore range11.25 - 11.25
TasteMedium body. Not balanced and quite hard to swallow.Average score
Last tasted28th February 2013Point this date11.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Semi-Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection. *This bottled was defect and cracked

In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseHooperVintage1982
ColourQuite beautiful mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings13
BouquetGinger-bread, burned candy cacao, chocolate and much more in the nose.Score range14.40 - 15.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Ginger-bread in taste. Elegant and balanced port. Very tasty and easy to like and appreciate with a long and attractive finishAverage score14.83
Last tasted20th November 2014Point this date15.40
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
5 bottles have been defect.

In 2014 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2014 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseLord Mayor’s Vintage
Hooper
Vintage1982
ColourMature yellow almost tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetSome oxidation in the nose but develops and show candy, some pharmacy and hospital.Score range14.50 - 14.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and even a little old. Some unbalance alcohol and pharmacy in taste. Nice finish anyhow but should have been drunk some time ago.Average score
Last tasted20th November 2014Point this date14.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2014 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2014 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseHooperVintage1983
ColourMature yellow colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetBoth bottles have been defect in nose and taste.Score range7.00 - 10.00
TasteAvoid it or find a nice bottle.Average score8.75
Last tasted30th November 2000Point this date7.00
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
*Both bottles have been defect.
TastersSAI, JB
HouseHooperVintage1984
ColourMature yellow colour.Number of tastings7
BouquetEthereal, clove, spicy, cacao and dried fruits and zest of oranges in the nose.Score range14.75 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and maybe even a little old. Will not improve but still balanced with a nice finish.Average score15.16
Last tasted19th February 2015Point this date14.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Semi- Great Tasting in Malmö.
1 bottle has been defect.

In 2015 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseHooperVintage1985
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings7
BouquetCoffee, tea and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Mature. Elegant with burned sugar flavour and a good finish. Easy to like.Average score15.24
Last tasted6th April 2011Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseHooperVintage1994
ColourPale ruby with yellow rim in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetSweet notes of crème caramel, candy and dried fruit and a hint of green herbs.Score range14.90 - 14.90
TasteLight body. Mature. Elegant with burned sugar in flavour and a short finish.Average score
Last tasted23rd November 2019Point this date14.90
CommentAt Peter Andersen's Vintage 1994 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseHooperVintage1997
ColourRather mature and yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetToffee, some cacao and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and first very elegant and tasty but will be quite tired in the glass and not so attractive. However, balanced and easy to drink with a nice finish, but maybe better to enjoy as soon as possible?Average score
Last tasted17th January 2019Point this date15.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseHooperVintage2001
ColourStill rather dark ruby in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCinnamon, minty and some ginger in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Still some soft and elegant tannin. Balanced and quite sweet. After a while the tannin has improve and been more delicate which is very attractive. Spiciness in taste with a quite lovely finish which is very easy to enjoy.Average score
Last tasted17th January 2019Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseHooperVintage2004
ColourStill very dark ruby in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berry, some mulberry, herbs and spiciness in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteMedium body with still quite a lot of tannin and will probably be much better but balanced and quite sweet. Herbs and spiciness in taste with an elegant and quite long and tannic finish. Will be very interesting to follow. Very promising indeed!Average score
Last tasted17th January 2019Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseHooperVintage2005
ColourStill rather dark ruby in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark plums, carry, cinnamon and some spiciness in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Quite mature with some nice tannin but balance and tasty. Rather sweet. Lots of dark berry, some fruit and spiciness in taste with a nice and interesting finish.Average score
Last tasted17th January 2019Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseHooperVintage2007
ColourStill dark ruby in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetMulberry, dark cherry, black current vanilla and some glue in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Very elegant and delicate tannin and will be much better. Balanced and quite sweet and loaded with fruit and dark berry and with a very elegant and quite long finish.Average score
Last tasted17th January 2019Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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