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Poças

Manuel D. Poças Júnior - Vinhos SA

Founded 1918
Owner Poças family
Vineyards Quinta das Quartas, Quinta de Vale de Cavalos, Quinta de Santa Bárbara
Vintage Port Brands Poças, Poças Director’s choice, Almiro, Chancellor, Pintaõ, Pousada, Quinta de Santa Bárbara, Casa de Santa Bárbara, Reflets, Seguro, Terras
Web-site www.pocas.pt

This is a family company, founded in 1918 by Manoel D. Poças Junior. He had started to work at Ferreira but started the House with his uncle. It was called Poças & Comandita, later Manuel D. Poças Junior. In 1943 it was established as a singular name firm, and it becomes a Limited Liability Society, all partners being members of the Founder's Family, most of them working exclusively for the Company. Now the founder’s grandsons and the 4th generation are engaged in the company. 1944 they took over the Port House J.P. Gouveia, which had no port left. Poças Jr. started making vintage port in 1960.

The Quinta das Quartas Vineyard was bought 1923, Quinta de Santa Bárbara, was bought 1980 and Quinta do Vale de Cavalos was purchased in 1998.

Pocas Junior Vintages:1960, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1970, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017
Almiro Vintages:1963, 1970, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001
Chancellor Vintages:2001, 2004
Director's Choice Vintages:2003, 2004, 2005
Pintão Vintages:1975
Pousada Vintages:1960, 1963, 1970, 1975, 1978, 1982, 1985, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007
Reflets Vintages:1963, 1970, 1975, 1990
Seguro Vintages:1960, 1963, 1970, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1982, 1985, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2007
Terras Vintages:1970, 1977, 1978, 1982
Casa de Santa Barbara Vintages:2015
Quinta de Santa Barbara Vintages:1999, 2001

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HousePocas JrVintage1960
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetCacao, old grocery shop and burned sugar in the nose.Score range16.75 - 16.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and elegant. Burned sugar and pharmacy in flavour. Long and lovely finish. Much better than expected.Average score
Last tasted15th November 2007Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
*Defect bottle. Notes from October 1989. 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
HousePocas JrVintage1963
ColourBeautiful tawny in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetGinger bread, toffee and fudge in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Balanced and elegant. Crème caramel in taste with a wonderful and generous finish. Very good indeed.Average score16.17
Last tasted21st November 2013Point this date16.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal’s 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
HousePoca JrVintage1964
ColourTawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetBurned sugar, apricots, French prunes, some cacao, candy and a hint of crème caramel in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteHardly medium body but very mature and maybe a little tired but balanced and very complex. Easy to drink and enjoy with lots in the mouth of burned sugar, apricots, French plums, candy, some cacao. Sweet with a quite long and very delicate finish.Average score
Last tasted16th May 2020Point this date16.00
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePocas JrVintage1965
ColourYellow tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetStrange old nose.Score range12.50 - 12.50
TasteMedium body. Old and mature. Unbalanced. Short finish. Must have been much better.Average score
Last tasted8th January 2009Point this date12.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
Defect bottle
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePocas JrVintage1967
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetPharmacy and ether in the nose. Complex bouquet.Score range16.75 - 16.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Elegant and complex with a wonderful and balanced finish.Average score
Last tasted5th February 2004Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePocas JrVintage1970
ColourYellow mature quite beautiful in colour.Number of tastings10
BouquetOld grocery shop, toffee, cream candy, crème caramel and much more in the nose.Score range14.90 - 17.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. It is wonderful to drink today but will not be better. Balanced, very elegant and quite complex. Toffee, crème caramel, cream candy and much more in taste with a long, balanced and very elegant finish. Drink it and just love it!Average score15.64
Last tasted2nd March 2019Point this date17.00
CommentTasted after the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal’s Private Collection.
2 bottles have been defect.

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
HousePocas JrVintage1975
ColourYellow tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetEther and pharmacy in the nose.Score range14.25 - 14.25
TasteMedium body. Very mature. Quite old and thin and a short finish. Not so good.Average score
Last tasted16th March 2006Point this date14.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal’s Private Collection.

In 2006 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePocas JrVintage1977
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetChocolate, coffee and tea in the nose.Score range16.90 - 16.90
TasteFull-bodied. Mature Elegant and complex with a generous finish. Best Poca so far we ever have had.Average score
Last tasted5th November 2010Point this date16.90
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal’s Private Collection.

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
HousePocas JrVintage1978
ColourYellow mature but quite dark in colourNumber of tastings1
BouquetQuite old and vinegar in the nose. Not good at all.Score range13.00 - 13.00
TasteMedium body. Unbalanced acidity but drinkable and the finish still alive.Average score
Last tasted20th June 2013Point this date13.00
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePocas JrVintage1982
ColourDark yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetAlcoholic, old pharmacy and hospital in the nose. Terrible nose, probably unclean barrel.Score range10.00 - 10.75
TasteMedium body. Unbalanced and acidic. Undrinkable and defect portAverage score10.37
Last tasted20th November 2014Point this date10.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal’s Private Collection. Both bottles we have had have been defect.

In 0 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePocas JrVintage1985
ColourStill dark ruby in colour but yellow mature rim.Number of tastings4
BouquetRoasted coffee, fudge, toffee, sweet liquorice, roasted almond and cacao in the nose.Score range15.75 - 16.75
TasteMedium body. Sweet. Mature and almost peaking even if some very soft tannin still remains. Elegant and balanced. Long and very attractive finish. A wonderful port from Pocas and very easy to drink and enjoy.Average score16.13
Last tasted17th September 2020Point this date15.90
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePocas JrVintage1990
ColourYellow mature but still quite dark in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetLovely generous bouquet of old grocery shop, mulberry, dark chocolate, some spiciness and burned sugar in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature, elegant and almost peaking but still with some very delicate tannins and will maybe be better. Lots of taste with mulberry, dark chocolate and some spiciness. Complex attractive and a quite long still rather tannic finish. Astonishing good for the vintage.Average score16.17
Last tasted8th June 2019Point this date16.50
CommentTasting in our Friend´s home.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePocas JrVintage1991
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetComplex berry and candy in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Sweet. Elegant. Balanced tannin. Lovely finish. Will be good.
Last tasted3rd November 1994Rating this dateImpressive
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB
HousePocas JrVintage1994
ColourMature light ruby, yellow edge in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetSeductive and luscious bouquets of liquorice, cream toffee, orange zest, fudge and candy in the nose.Score range16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Luscious taste of liquorice and candy in the mouth with some red berries. Balanced, quite sweet and rather complex with an attractive and rather long finish.Average score16.25
Last tasted23rd November 2019Point this date16.25
CommentAt Peter Andersen's Vintage 1994 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePocas JrVintage1995
ColourMature yellow in colour but still rather dark.Number of tastings5
BouquetLiquorice, smoked ham, fudge and coffee in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Smoked ham in flavour. Elegant and attractive port with a nice finish.Average score16.25
Last tasted18th September 2014Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePocas JrVintage1996
ColourStill quite dark but rather mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetCacao, soft oak notes, toffee, crème caramel and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Quite mature and almost peaking. Quite sweet. Candy, toffee and cacao in taste. Quite complex and attractive with a nice finish. Very easy to drink and like.Average score16.23
Last tasted30th July 2020Point this date16.00
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePocas JrVintage1997
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetCacao, ginger and some dark chocolate in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking but still some very light and soft tannin. Balanced, sweet and quite elegant. Easy to like and drink with a quite long and interesting finish.Average score15.97
Last tasted4th March 2017Point this date15.90
CommentAt the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePoca Jr.Vintage1999
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetToffee, some fudge, candy, chocolate and French plums in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Almost mature but still with some quite elegant tannins. Will probably be better. Balanced and quite tasty with toffee, chocolate and French plums. Sweet and with a quite long and exciting finish.Average score
Last tasted9th October 2020Point this date15.75
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePocas JrVintage2000
ColourVery dark blue in colour with just a hint of a yellow rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berry, blackberry and a hint of mulberry in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Lots of tannin. Will be much better but balanced even if some acidity and quite attractive. Blackberry and dark berry in taste and a very promising and long finish. Will be lovely to follow!Average score
Last tasted28th October 2017Point this date16.00
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePocas JrVintage2001
ColourStill quite dark but with a yellow mature edge in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetDark cherry, some sweet liquorice and spiciness such as cinnamon in the nose.Score range14.75 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Quite mature and almost peaking. Balanced and quite sweet. Dark berries, some spiciness with cinnamon and sweet liquorice in flavour. Easy to drink and like with a nice and rather attractive finishAverage score15.22
Last tasted21st December 2019Point this date15.90
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePocas JrVintage2002
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetDark berry, fruity and a little spicy in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.25
TasteMedium bodied. Immature and tannic. Fruity taste. Easy to drink and like. Quite modern style of port. Balanced and attractive but maybe a little short in finish.Average score
Last tasted5th January 2013Point this date15.25
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePocas JrVintage2003
ColourStill very dark but with a yellow edge in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCacao, dark chocolate and dark berry in the nose.Score range15.90 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Quite mature but with still some very soft and elegant tannin. Will be better but is of course balanced and elegant already today. Cacao and dark chocolate in taste with an elegant finish.Average score
Last tasted16th June 2018Point this date15.90
CommentTasted in our apartment in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePocas JrVintage2007
ColourStill ruby in colour. in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetBlueberry, mulberry, blackberry and black currant but also toffee and fudge in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Lots of elegant tannins bur rather soft. Will be better. Very fruity and tasty and easy to drink and like. Balanced and with a quite long, promising and attractive finish.Average score15.63
Last tasted31st October 2020Point this date15.75
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePocas JrVintage2009
ColourAlmost black in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetLots of fruit and dark berry in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Tannic and fruity. Very fruity and sweet in flavour. Modern style of port. Quite attractive finish.
Last tasted28th October 2012Rating this dateGood/Very Good
CommentThe Food and Wine Festival in Malmö.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI
HousePocas JrVintage2011
ColourBeautiful black in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetLots of fruit dark cherry, chocolate and dark berry in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Tannic and fruity. Dark cherry and very fruity in flavour. Sweet. Quite attractive finish and easy to enjoy.
Last tasted4th April 2014Rating this dateVery good
CommentAt home with my wife.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI
HousePocas JrVintage2013
ColourDark ruby in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetLots of dark fruit, mulberry, sweet liquorice, some spiciness, dark cherries and dark berries in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Of course quite tannic and immature but balanced and impressive. Sweet with mulberry, dark cherry and spiciness in taste. Very attractive finish and easy to enjoy and drink already today.Average score15.63
Last tasted29th February 2020Point this date15.75
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePocas JrVintage2015
ColourDark almost black in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetStill juicy but also lots of dark fruit and mulberry in the nose.
TasteMedium body .Of course immature and lots of tannin and loaded with fruit and berry. Sweet with a quite nice and very interesting finish. Will be interesting to follow.
Last tasted3rd March 2018Rating this dateVery Good/ Impressive
CommentAt the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePocas JrVintage2016
ColourDark almost black in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetMulberry, black berry, blue berry, dark cherry and lots of mature fruit in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Lots of lovely tannin for a great future. Balanced and very elegant. Loaded with mulberry, blackberry, and blue berry in taste and the finish is very attractive and promising.
Last tasted30th November 2018Rating this dateImpressive/Very 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
HousePocas JrVintage2017
ColourRuby in colourNumber of tastings1
BouquetSweet juicy in the nose but also mature fruit and mature dark berry.
TasteHardly medium body. Balanced and easy to drink and like already today: Sweet and elegant in taste. A modern type of port with a quite complex and lovely finish.
Last tasted29th November 2019Rating this dateVery Good
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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