Est. 2011

Quinta do Arnozelo

Sociedade Agrícola Quinta do Arnozelo

Owner Sogevinus

The vineyard of Quinta do Arnozelo is situated in Douro Superior, on the southern, left, bank of the Douro river. The first known reference to Quinta do Arnozelo dates from 1527.

Quinta do Arnozelo was extensively replanted and redeveloped in the 19th century by Dona Antónia Ferreira. In 1936 the quinta was acquired by José Saraiva de Aguilar. In the 1990s the heirs of José Saraiva de Aguilar formed a new company, Sociedade Agrícola Quinta do Arnozelo, who acquired the quinta and carried out extensive replanting in 1992. Sogevinus purchased Quinta do Arnozelo in 2004 and has used the wine produced at Quinta do Arnozelo to make Calem port, but has also launched Quinta do Arnozelo as Burmester's single quinta vintage port. Both Calem and Burmester are nowadays included in Sogevinus portfolio of Port wine houses.

Quinta do Arnozelo Vintages:2009, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2018, 2019

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseQuinta do Arnozelo
ColourStill black in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetMulberry, black berry, dark berry and fruit in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Still tannin of course but quite easy to drink and like Mostly fruit and dark berry in the taste. Still quite aggressive but very attractive and long finish. Will be interesting to follow.Average score
Last tasted2nd November 2015Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Arnozelo
ColourQuite yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCacao, dark chocolate, dried fruit and some candy in the nose.Score range15.40 - 15.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and almost peaking. Balanced and very enjoyable. Cacao, candy and some liquorice in taste. Easy to drink and enjoy with a lovely and quite attractive finishAverage score
Last tasted29th February 2020Point this date15.40
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Arnozelo
ColourBlack in color with a purple rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetFruity, blackberry and lots of other dark berries in the nose.
TasteDelicious and tasty despite it's young age, soft tannins with a long finish.
Last tasted24th June 2018Rating this dateVery Impressive
CommentAt Quinta do Vallado’s lodge in the Douro Valley, Portugal.

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

Last tasted:

24th October
Quinta Nova
Burmester 1996
22nd October
Pocas Jr 2007
17th October
Fonseca-Guimaraens 1988
16th October
Quinta da Gricha
Churchill 2006
9th October
Feist 1977
Fonseca 1977
Taylor 1977
8th October
Smith Woodhouse 2005
25th September
Quinta do Retiro Novo 2000
Wiese-Krohn 2005


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