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Osborne

Osborne Vinhos do Portugal & C:a

Founded 1772
Owner Osborne & CIA and Bodega Montecillo
Vineyards None
Vintage Port Brands Osborne, Duff Gordon

Since it was founded by Thomas Osborne born in Exeter in the eighteenth century, Osborne has been trading sherry but has been in the Port Wine trade since 1967 initially with participation of Quinta do Noval, a company of great tradition and prestige in the Port wine sector. Osborne Portugal was the first step of Osborne in its politics of diversification. In the year of 1988, Osborne acquires the totality of Osborne Portugal and buys Quinta do Noval facilities in Vila Nova de Gaia. However, Osborne purchased the Port shipper Duff Gordon already in the 19th century but retained only the brand name.

Osborne Master of Port
In 1988 Osborne initiated collaboration between associations of sommeliers in France and various other countries, including Portugal, Belgium and the Netherlands, in order to establish the Osborne Master of Port, an award which would be given to the sommelier with the greatest knowledge of Port wines.

Osborne Vintages:1960, 1970, 1982, 1985, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2003
Duff Gordon Vintages:1994, 1997

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseOsborneVintage1960
ColourYellow mature colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetComplex crème caramel and some burned sugar.Score range15.90 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Very balanced and attractive with a nice finish. Very good indeed.Average score
Last tasted15th November 2007Point this date15.90
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal’s Private Collection.

In 2007 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseOsborneVintage1970
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetCream candy, minty, cacao, dark chocolate and some sweet liquorice in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Very elegant with some lovely old acidity. Will not be better but is wonderful today. Herb, candy, cream candy in taste with a rather long finish.Average score15.91
Last tasted13th October 2018Point this date16.40
CommentAt home with the family after start drinking it with Gerda Jensen at her home The bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal’s 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
HouseOsborneVintage1985
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetCandy, burned sugar, toffee and some walnuts and a hint of pharmacy in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced and quite sweet. Easy to drink and like with toffee, butterscotch and candy in taste. Nice and seductive finish. Will not be better so drink and enjoy it.Average score15.33
Last tasted19th September 2020Point this date15.40
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
HouseOsborneVintage1991
ColourVery dark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetFruit, dark berry and dark cherry in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Still quite immature and will be better. Very fruity in taste. Balanced port with a quite long and attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted8th December 2012Point this date15.50
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseOsborneVintage1992
ColourStill quite dark and a hint of ruby in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetSalt liquorice, spiciness and elegant toffee in the nose.Score range15.90 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and on top. Will not be better but balanced and rather elegant and easy to drink and enjoy. Liquorice and spiciness in taste with a rather long and quite attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted8th November 2018Point this date15.90
CommentAt the 18% Wine Society Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2018 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseOsborneVintage1994
ColourMature light ruby in colour with a mature yellow rim.Number of tastings2
BouquetCandy, toffee, crème caramel and dark cherries in the nose.Score range15.90 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Quite mature and peaking. Balanced and quite complex port with still some fruit in taste. Sweet. Attractive finish.Average score15.95
Last tasted23rd November 2019Point this date15.90
CommentAt Peter Andersen's Vintage 1994 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseOsborneVintage1995
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetNo attractive nose. Unclean barrel?Score range14.50 - 14.50
TasteMedium body. Mature. The taste much better than the nose. The finish quite good. This bottle was not as expected at all. Something was wrong with the bouquet.Average score
Last tasted16th December 2010Point this date14.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseOsborneVintage1997
ColourYellow mature, quite beautiful in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetNot so open in the nose but candy, cream candy and some spiciness can be identified.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced and very complex in taste which is predominated of candy and cream candy. The finish is very attractive and quite long.Average score
Last tasted16th June 2018Point this date16.00
CommentTasted in our apartment in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseOsborneVintage2000
ColourStill dark with a yellow mature edge.Number of tastings1
BouquetToffee, chocolate, cacao and some blackberries in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. But still with some round and lovely tannins and will improve. Quite dry but with a perfect balanced. Very tasty with lots of chocolate, cacao with some cream candy and blackberries. The finish is very long indeed and quite attractive. Very easy to enjoy and like.Average score
Last tasted12th December 2020Point this date16.25
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseOsborneVintage2003
ColourStill very dark with just a hint of a yellow, mature edge.Number of tastings1
BouquetToffee, crème caramel, cream candy and much more in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Rather mature but with some very elegant tannins and will of course be better. Quite complex and elegant with taste of toffee, cream candy, crème caramel and herbs in the mouth. The finish is quite long and very attractive indeed.Average score
Last tasted13th April 2020Point this date16.00
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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