Est. 2011


Joven Lda.

We have only seen Joven a few times, mostly as tawny and as the bottler of the Lidador brand. However, in 1977 Joven made a vintage port. We presume that Joven was linked to the Barros group and The Douro Wine Shippers and Growers Association. The Lidador vintage 1978 was bottled by Joven, but a few years later Lidador was bottled by the The Douro Wine Shippers and Growers Association. In addition, the back side lable of Joven Vintage 1977 has the same layout as the ports bottled by The Douro Wine Shippers and Growers Association. Another link to the Barros group is that Joven Lda has bottled a non vintage Quinta da Mesquita and Quinta da Mesquita has been part of the Barros group since 1972 when it was bought by Kopke, as subsidiary to Barros since 1953.

Joven Vintages:1974, 1977

Vintage Port tasting notes:

ColourYellow and mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetMarzipan, cacao, some herbs dark chocolate and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range16.40 - 16.40
TasteLovely body. Mature and almost peaking bur still with quite attractive tannins. Balanced and quite attractive with a lovely and quite long finish. Will maybe still improve a little.Average score
Last tasted29th March 2024Point this date16.40
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
ColourBeautiful mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetToffee, crème caramel, cacao and some roasted coffee in the nose.Score range16.40 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking but still with some very soft tannin. Balanced and quite elegant port. Will probably not be better but is very enjoyable now. Quite long and rather complex finish.Average score
Last tasted5th January 2017Point this date16.40
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

Last tasted:

20th April
Rozes 2006
19th April
Graham 1991
13th April
Ramos Pinto 2004
10th April
Fonseca 1977
Fonseca 2017
Quinta de Vargellas
Taylor 2005
Taylor 1977
Taylor 1997
Taylor 2017
1st April
Graham’s Malvedos 1987


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