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Portal

Sociedade Quinta do Portal, S.A.

Founded 1989
Owner The Fladgate Partnership (Taylor-Fonseca Group)
Vineyards Quinta do Portal, Quinta da Abelheira, Quinta do Confradeiro
Vintage Port Brands Portal, Quinta do Portal, Portal Plus, Quinta dos Muros

Portal is since 2024 owned by The Fladgate Partnership when they bought the brand including Quinta do Portal, Quinta da Abelheira and Quinta do Confradeiro from the Branco family. The Branco family kept Quinta dos Muros in the deal. Portal was started by the Branco family that have more than 100 years of wine grower tradition in Quinta dos Muros and they later expanded with more quintas - Quinta da Abelheira in 1979 and Quinta do Confradeiro and Quinta do Portal in 1991.

A Single Quinta Vintage Port is made from Quinta do Portal and the company also makes a Vintage Port named Portal, which is mixed from several vineyards.

In the Vintage Port named Portal Plus, only young stocks of Touriga Nacional grapes from Quinta dos Muros were used.

Portal Vintages:1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Portal Plus Vintages:2003
Quinta do Portal Vintages:2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009
Quinta dos Muros Vintages:2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HousePortalVintage1995
ColourDark but yellow in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetQuite nice coffee, cream candy, fudge, some cacao and tea in the nose.Score range15.75 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Quite mature and peaking. Balanced buts some very soft tannin is still there. Cream candy, candy and fudge in taste. Rather complex with a nice but rather dry finish. Easy to like and drink indeed.Average score16.00
Last tasted15th March 2018Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% 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
HousePortalVintage1997
ColourStill quite dark but mature, yellow in colour.Number of tastings9
BouquetCream candy, candy, apricot, oak, mulberry and orange in the nose.Score range14.50 - 16.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and almost on top but still some tannin and will probably be better. Elegant and quite complex with a nice finish. Quite sweet. Easy to drink today and very enjoyable.Average score15.41
Last tasted15th March 2018Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% 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
HousePortalVintage1999
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetMinty, some toffee, fudge, crème caramel, cacao and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Cacao, toffee, some mint and crème caramel in flavour. Balanced and easy to drink with a nice, quite attractive finish. Very attractive port today!Average score15.43
Last tasted2nd March 2019Point this date15.90
CommentTasting at the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.

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
HousePortalVintage2000
ColourYellow mature in colour in rim but still rather dark ruby.Number of tastings15
BouquetCacao, dark chocolate, liquorice, roasted coffee raisins and marzipan in the nose.Score range14.75 - 16.25
TasteLovely body. Quite dry and mature and peaking and is now on top! Cacao, dark chocolate, liquorice, roasted coffee, raisins and toffee in taste. Easy to drink and like. With an elegant, balanced and lovely finish. A lovely port on top!Average score15.46
Last tasted2nd March 2024Point this date16.25
CommentTaste at the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark

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
HousePortalVintage2003
ColourStill quite dark but rather yellow and mature in colour.Number of tastings11
BouquetMaybe still a hint of dark berries but cacao, chocolate cream candy, coffee beans, ginger and spiciness in the noseScore range14.90 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Rather mature and easy to drink with some soft and elegant tannins. Cacao, chocolate, candy, ginger, herbs and spiciness in flavour. Very sweet but balanced and easy to like with a lovely, rather long and attractive finish. Lovely port indeed!Average score15.54
Last tasted25th April 2023Point this date15.90
CommentTasted at home in 12th International Online Vintage Tasting with our German Port Friends from World of Port.

In 2018 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
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
HousePortal PlusVintage2003
ColourYeloow mature rim in colour.Number of tastings7
BouquetLovely nose with dark chocolate and cacao.Score range15.25 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced and quite attractive and easy to like and drink. A nice, rather complex finish and very enjoyable. Modern port style.Average score15.38
Last tasted1st November 2021Point this date15.75
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.

In 2018 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
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
HousePortalVintage2007
ColourStill quite dark ruby in colour but with a yellow, mature rim.Number of tastings14
BouquetStill some dark berry, but lots of cacao, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, crème caramel, herbs, pepper and spiciness in the nose.Score range15.75 - 16.40
TasteLovely body. Mature and almost peaking but will improve. Lots of intensive spiciness, cacao, dark chocolate, crème caramel but also vanilla in flavour. Easy to drink and like. A very elegant port with a balanced, very attractive and long finish. Will be lovely and interesting to follow. Quite exciting!Average score15.97
Last tasted2nd March 2024Point this date16.40
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.

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
HousePortalVintage2011
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetDark berry, mulberry, cacao, dark chocolate, toffee and cream candy in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Tannin but quite drinkable and enjoyable. Balanced, elegant and very promising with some sweetness. Dark berry, toffee, cacao and cream candy in taste. Nice and quite attractive finish. Still very promising.Average score15.83
Last tasted15th March 2018Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% 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
HousePortalVintage2016
ColourVery dark ruby in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetDark berry, mulberry, some spiciness, minty and some pepper in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Immature with nice tannin and balanced acidity. Loaded with dark berry, mulberry and spiciness in taste with a tannic but very nice and promising finish.
Last tasted2nd March 2019Rating this dateImpressive
CommentTasting at the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePortalVintage2017
ColourVery dark ruby in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetStalks, kerns, dark berries and lots of fruit and some spiciness in addition in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Balanced and quite attractive with lot of tastes some a bit green bur some exciting. Lovely and quite tannic finish. What will be?
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
HousePortalVintage2018
ColourVery dark ruby, almost black in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berries, grape juice, fruit and spice in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Balanced and quite attractive. Dark berries and chocolate in the taste. Lovely and quite tannic finish.
Last tasted26th November 2021Rating this dateVery Impressive
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Festival in Leverkusen, Germany.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersJB
HousePortalVintage2019
ColourBlack in colour and opac.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berries and fruit, mint and some spiciness in the nose.
TasteQuite sweet with medium body and quite high acidity. Lovely and quite tannic finish.
Last tasted26th November 2021Rating this dateImpressive
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Festival in Leverkusen, Germany.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersJB
HousePortalVintage2020
ColourVery dark ruby almost black in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berries such as mulberry, dark berry, blue berry and black berry in the nose and also mature and dry fruit.
TasteMedium body. Lots of round an attractive tannins and will improve a lot. Balanced, complex and with a very elegant and promising finish. Will be nice to follow.
Last tasted4th November 2022Rating this dateVery Impressive
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Festival in Leverkusen, Germany.

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

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