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Morgan

Morgan Brothers, Lda

Founded 1715
Owner Fladgate Partnership (Taylor-Fonseca Group)
Vineyards None
Vintage Port Brands Morgan

This house was founded by a wine-merchant, Mr. Haughton, from St. John’s Gate, Clerkwell who sailed to Oporto in 1715. But the company name came from a clerk from Wales, Aaron Morgan, who during the 1790th jointed the firm and gave the House his name. Morgan is most famous in England due to its brand ‘Dixon Double Diamond’ who was mention in Dicken’s novel of Nicolas Nickelby. 1898 the company reorganised as a private company under the name of Morgan Brothers Ltd and was bought by Croft in 1952. In 1911 the House of Croft was acquired by the Gilbeys, the distinguished English wine trade family.1952 International Destillers & Vintners which is a part of Grand Metropolitan Group, since 1997 part of Diageo, acquired Croft. In 2001 Croft was sold to descendants of two old Port wine families, the Yeatman’s and Fladgate’s. However, the brand Morgan was put to rest at that moment since Diageo also has the rum brand Captain Morgan.

Morgan Vintages:1865, 1870, 1872, 1873, 1875, 1878, 1881, 1884, 1887, 1890, 1894, 1896, 1900, 1904, 1908, 1912, 1920, 1922, 1924, 1927, 1942, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1955, 1960, 1963, 1966, 1970, 1975, 1977, 1982, 1985, 1991, 1994

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseMorganVintage1970
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings6
BouquetCoffee, tea, cacao and crème caramel in the nose.Score range16.25 - 17.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Elegant and balanced port with a complex, attractive and long finish.Average score16.63
Last tasted30th April 2015Point this date16.25
CommentAt a tasting with the family

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
HouseMorganVintage1977
ColourYellow mature nearly tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCoffee, tea and old grocery shop in nose.Score range
TasteMedium body. Mature and on top with elegance and very tasty. Lovely finish and attractive port.Average score
Last tasted6th November 2010Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

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
HouseMorganVintage1982
ColourYellow mature, almost tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCacao, fudge, saffron and toffee in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.25
TasteMedium body. Very tasty with lots of fudge and toffee in the mouth. Mature, peaking and on top. Elegant and easy to enjoy and drink with a lovely and attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted20th November 2014Point this date15.25
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.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseMorganVintage1985
ColourVery beautiful, yellow and mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetToffee, cream candy, candy and old grocery shop with tea and roasted coffee in the nose.Score range16.90 - 16.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking with a wonderful balance. Very tasty with candy, cream candy, toffee, roasted coffee beans and a whole old grocery shop in taste. Very elegant and very seductive finish. This is a lovely port indeed.Average score
Last tasted19th September 2020Point this date16.90
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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