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Pintas

Wine & Soul Lda

Founded 2001
Owner Sandra Tavares da Silva and Jorge Serôdio Borges
Vineyards Quinta Vale de Mendiz
Vintage Port Brands Pintas

Wine and Soul is the business of the married couple Sandra Tavares da Silva and Jorge Serôdio Borges, both wine-makers at Quinta Vale D. Maria and Quinta do Passadouro, respectively. They bought the vineyards which Pintas is made from in 2003. The grapes are coming from Vale de Mendiz near Pinhão, in Douro’s best district.

Pintas Vintages:2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HousePintasVintage2003
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetVery juicy and fruity in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Immature and very fruity. Lots of tannin but quite drinkable. The finish ok but no long runner.
Last tasted7th November 2005Rating this dateGood
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePintasVintage2004
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetVery juicy, black currant and fruit in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Lots of tannin and immature. Short finish.
Last tasted3rd November 2008Rating this dateGood
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePintasVintage2005
ColourStill very dark ruby with just a hint of a mature yellow edge.Number of tastings2
BouquetToffee, crème caramel, sweet liquorice and cark chocolate in the noseScore range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Rather mature but still with some very elegant and round tannins and will be better. Very elegant and easy to drink and enjoy today. The finish is lovely and attractive but not really as long and powerful as we want.Average score
Last tasted11th April 2020Point this date16.25
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePintasVintage2007
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetDark berry, dark cherry and blackberry in the nose.Score range
TasteMedium bodied. Sweet with mulberry in flavour. Some soft tannin. Easy to drink and like with an attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted31st March 2012Point this date15.75
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePintasVintage2009
ColourStill very dark, almost black in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetDark berry, mulberry but also toffee and butterscotch in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Lots of tannin and immature. Quite impressive with lots of dark berry, mulberry and butterscotch in taste. Seem to be a long runner but modern style of vintage. Quite long, balanced and attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted14th January 2017Point this date15.75
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePintasVintage2011
ColourAlmost black in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetDark berry such as mulberry, black cherry, blackberry but also spicy, peppery and some herbs in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium bodied. Still lots of round and lovely tannins but quite easy to drink and appreciate. Loaded with fruit and black berries, some spiciness and herbs in taste. Some sweetness but very balanced an elegant. A very attractive, delicate and promising finish.Average score
Last tasted28th March 2021Point this date16.00
CommentTasted at home with the family and our German Port Wine Friends from World of Port.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePintasVintage2016
ColourVery dark ruby almost black in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetMulberry, blackberry, loaded with fruit and Christmas spiciness in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Lovely and delicate tannins and or course immature but in perfect balance. Quite sweet and very tasty with dark berry and Christmas spiciness in the mouth. The finish is long and very elegant.
Last tasted30th November 2018Rating this dateVery Impressive
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Leverkusen, Germany.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePintasVintage2017
ColourAlmost black in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetMature dark berry such as blackberry, blue berry mulberry and some spiciness as pepper in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Balanced and elegant. Easy to enjoy and drink already today. Very tasty with dark berries and pepper and with a quite long and attractive finish
Last tasted29th November 2019Rating this dateImpressive
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Festival in Leverkusen, Germany.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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