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Quinta do Bomfim

Quinta do Bomfim

Owner Symington family

Belonging to Dow's.

The 'jewel in the crown' is the Quinta do Bomfim vineyard which was purchased in 1890. Quinta do Bomfim (meaning ‘good end’) was purchased by George Warre at a time when he thought that a shipper should take a closer interest in the production of Port, a move that was somewhat unconventional at the time.

A single quinta wine was launched with the 1978 vintage. Quinta do Bomfim Vintage Port is only produced in ‘un-declared’ years, as in Vintage years the wine from this quinta goes to produce the core of Dow’s vintage port. However, much earlier Dow has produced vintage from this quinta but start doing it more regularly in 1978.

However before this, Quinta do Bomfim has been released in Denmark. Usually the Port Wine Houses are not producing Single Quinta Vintage Port the same year as the House is producing a vintage. This was extremely unusual during the 1960’s and the 1970’s. However, 1966, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1977 and 1980 Dow had special delivery to Fredrikbergs Vinimport in Denmark of Quinta do Bomfim, and thus in Denmark both Quinta do Bomfim and Dow existed the same vintage. We believe that the vintage 1960 bottled by Fredrikbergs Vinimport in 1962 with a special certificate also is Quinta do Bomfim.

Quinta do Bomfim Vintages:1948, 1952, 1954, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1970, 1972, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseQuinta do Bomfim? Fredriksberg VinimportVintage1960
ColourTawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetFudge, toffee and burned sugar in the nose. Quite generous.Score range16.40 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature. Quite complex with toffee in flavour. Lovely to drink bur maybe a little short finishAverage score
Last tasted4th February 2013Point this date16.40
CommentThis port was bottled in 1963.
On the label you can read: Certificado Do Origim De Vinho Do Porto. Nr. 11193. According to our Danish visitors this is probably Quinta de Bomfim which was imported by Fredriksberg Vinimport see our notice on Quinta de Bomfim
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Bomfim
Dow
Vintage1966
ColourYellow beautiful mature colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetComplex pharmacy, hospital and old grocery shop.Score range17.40 - 17.40
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and at its peak. Elegant with complexity and a very long and wonderful dry finish.Average score
Last tasted21st September 2006Point this date17.40
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

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
HouseQuinta do Bomfim
Dow
Vintage1970
ColourYellow mature colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetCoffee, cacao, old grocery shop. Very complex nose.Score range16.25 - 17.40
TasteFull-bodied and quite mature. Elegant and balanced. At its top but will last. Complex and wonderful finish.Average score16.68
Last tasted13th November 2008Point this date17.40
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Bomfim
Dow
Vintage1972
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetComplex nose of toffee, tea and mint.Score range16.25
TasteRather full-bodied. Mature and has been at its peak. Some alcohol in flavour, but very tasty and generous with a long finish. Quite elegant and attractive.Average score15.50
Last tasted26th January 2012Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Bomfim
Dow
Vintage1975
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetPharmacy, ether and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and maybe even a little old with some alcoholic flavour. Quite elegant finish.Average score15.20
Last tasted16th March 2006Point this date15.40
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal 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
HouseQuinta do Bomfim
Dow
Vintage1977
ColourYellow mature quite elegant in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetLiquorice, coffee, tea, cacao, toffee, some spiciness and much more ion the nose. Very complex.Score range17.50 - 17.90
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and at its peak but will last. Perfect balance and very complex and elegant port with taste of sweet liquorice, toffee, cacao, chocolate, some spiciness and much more. A marvellous finish which never seem to end. A wonderful port.Average score17.66
Last tasted30th April 2019Point this date17.50
CommentTasted in a Wine friends home.
1 bottle has been defect.

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
HouseQuinta do Bomfim
Dow
Vintage1978
ColourMature still rather dark yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetLovely bouquet of old grocery shop, mint, tea and much more.Score range16.90 - 16.90
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and peaking. A lovely port with mint in flavour. Balanced and elegant. Wonderful och long finish.Average score
Last tasted15th November 2012Point this date16.90
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2012 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Bomfim
Dow
Vintage1979
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetCrème caramel, toffee, old grocery shop in the generous and lovely bouquet.Score range14.75 - 16.50
TasteAlmost full bodied. Mature and peaking. Toffee and crème caramel in the taste. Elegant and balanced with a long, attractive and quite wonderful finish.Average score15.63
Last tasted28th February 2013Point this date16.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Semi-Great Tasting in Malmö.

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
HouseQuinta do Bomfim
Dow
Vintage1980
ColourStill very dark blue with a yellow rim.Number of tastings5
BouquetBlackberry, mulberry, dark cherry and very fruity in the nose.Score range16.25 - 17.00
TasteFull-bodied. Lovely tannins and will still improve. Very tasty and impressive. Sweet berry and mulberry in taste. Balanced and elegant with a wonderful and long finish. Quite extraordinary port.Average score16.69
Last tasted3rd April 2014Point this date17.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
1 bottle has been defect

In 2014 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Bomfim
Dow
Vintage1984
ColourStill dark but quite yellow in colour.Number of tastings8
BouquetDark cherry, herbs. Liquorice, cream candy and dried fruit in the nose.Score range15.00 - 16.75
TasteMedium body. Mature but still with some tannin. Probably near its peak. Liquorice, dark berry and herbs in taste. Elegant with a balanced and long, attractive and enjoyable finish.Average score15.48
Last tasted19th February 2015Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Semi- Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2015 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Bomfim
Dow
Vintage1986
ColourStill dark blue with a yellow rim in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetViol and liquorice in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.75
TasteRather full-bodied. Still not mature but elegant port with a very good and interesting finish.Average score16.13
Last tasted24th March 2006Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Bomfim
Dow
Vintage1987
ColourStill quite dark ruby in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings2
BouquetDark berries, liquorice, chocolate and dark cherry in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.50
TasteAlmost full-bodied. Almost peaking but still with soft tannins. Very fruity with black berries and balanced with a quite complex rather dry finish.Average score16.25
Last tasted5th October 2019Point this date16.00
CommentAt a wine friend’s tasting in Hørsholm, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Bomfim
Dow
Vintage1988
ColourStill rather ruby but with a yellow edge.Number of tastings12
BouquetFudge, crème caramel, toffee, cacao and vanilla in the nose.Score range14.90 - 16.40
TasteAlmost full-bodied. Mature and peaking but still some soft tannins and very balanced and elegant but as usual rather dry. Tasty with violet and cacao in the mouth. Quite long and attractive finish.Average score15.55
Last tasted16th November 2019Point this date16.40
CommentTasted at a wine friend’s home.

In 2016 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Bomfim
Dow
Vintage1990
ColourStill rather dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings8
BouquetRather complex nose of dried fruit, dark chocolate, candy, cream candy and some spiciness.Score range15.50 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Now mature and on top. Quite dry but balanced and very complex. Lots of cream candy, candy and other lovely things in taste and with an attractive and quite long finish. Just drink this port and have a wonderful evening.Average score15.91
Last tasted7th August 2018Point this date16.50
CommentIn a friend’s home.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Bomfim
Dow
Vintage1992
ColourStill very dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetElegant bouquet with toffee, old grocery shop, cacao, coffee, butterscotch and some crème caramel in the nose.Score range16.00 - 17.00
TasteMedium bodied and quite mature and almost peaking but will be better due to some delicate tannin. Very dry. Cacao, butterscotch and cherry in taste. Balanced, elegant and quite complex with an attractive and lovely finish. Really easy to like this port.Average score16.35
Last tasted8th November 2018Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% 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
HouseQuinta do Bomfim
Dow
Vintage1995
ColourQuite dark ruby but a yellow mature rim in colour.Number of tastings7
BouquetLovely nose of cacao, dark chocolate, coffee, fudge, toffee and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.90 - 16.40
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mature but with some delicious soft tannin. Fudge, sweet liquorice and dark chocolate in taste. Complex and balanced with a long and attractive finish. Quite delicious port.Average score16.03
Last tasted19th May 2016Point this date15.90
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Bomfim
Dow
Vintage1996
ColourVery dark blue with a little yellow rim.Number of tastings2
BouquetCoffee, cacao and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.75
TasteRather full-bodied. Still a bit immature and some tannin but balanced and complex with a promising finish.Average score15.63
Last tasted10th September 2009Point this date15.75
CommentAt a trip to New York.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Bomfim
Dow
Vintage1998
ColourVery dark blue with a little yellow rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetLovely generous nose of coffee, tea and old grocery shop.Score range16.40 - 16.40
TasteRather full bodied but quite mature. Coffee and tea in flavour. Elegant and delicious finishAverage score
Last tasted7th November 2011Point this date16.40
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Bomfim
Dow
Vintage1999
ColourVery dark blue with a little yellow rim.Number of tastings2
BouquetLovely generous nose of dark berry, mulberry and old grocery shop.Score range15.75 - 16.40
TasteRather full bodied but still immature and tannic. Very fruity in flavour. Elegant very promising finish. Will be much betterAverage score16.08
Last tasted26th November 2011Point this date16.40
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Bomfim
Dow
Vintage2001
ColourStill quite dark but with a nice yellow rim in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetMulberry some tart, coffee and cacao in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Quite mature but with some soft tannin and will of course be better. Coffee and some dark berry in taste. Balanced but quite dry with an elegant, rather complex and long finish.Average score
Last tasted7th November 2016Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Bomfim
Dow
Vintage2002
ColourVery dark blue with a little yellow rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetBlack current, dark berry and black cherry in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Still immature with lots of tannin. Quite dry with black cherry in taste. Elegant and balanced port with a long and attractive finish. Will be much better and will be interesting to follow.Average score
Last tasted17th January 2015Point this date16.25
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Bomfim
Dow
Vintage2004
ColourVery dark blue with just a hint of a yellow rim.Number of tastings5
BouquetStill young nose of dark berry, dark cherry, black berry, mulberry, some chocolate and sweet liquorice.Score range16.00 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Still a bit immature with some rather tough tannin but balanced and attractive. Mulberry and dark berry but also dark chocolate and liquorish in taste. Quite dry but with a quite long and attractive finish. Will be much better and will be lovely to follow.Average score16.25
Last tasted22nd April 2016Point this date16.50
CommentAt the Big Fortified Tasting in London.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Bomfim
Dow
Vintage2005
ColourVery dark blue with just a hint of a yellow rim.Number of tastings2
BouquetToffee, crème caramel but also dark berry, mulberry, cherry and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.90 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Immature with some delicious tannin. Will of course be better but balanced and elegant. Dry as usual but with an attractive with a lovely finish. Will be wonderful to follow.Average score15.95
Last tasted23rd February 2018Point this date16.00
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Bomfim
Dow
Vintage2006
ColourVery dark ruby with just a hint of a yellow rim in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetLovely bouquet of mulberry, blackberry and dark fruits but also some cacao, dark chocolate and liquorice in the nose.Score range15.90 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Still quite a lot of tannin and will of course be much better. Rather elegant with mulberry and blackberry, cacao, chocolate and some liquorice in taste but balanced and attractive with an interesting, long and lovely finish.Average score16.15
Last tasted29th July 2019Point this date16.40
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Bomfim
Dow
Vintage2010
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berry, mulberry, blackberry and very fruity in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Still very immature with lots of quite delicious tannin. Will be much better. Mulberry and fruit in taste. Dry, masculine and balanced with a long and attractive finish. Will be very interesting to follow.Average score
Last tasted7th November 2016Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Bomfim
Dow
Vintage2015
ColourDark ruby in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetMulberry, dark berry, blackberry, blue berry and fruit in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Of course immature with lots of tannin but very impressive and almost delicious now. Balanced and rather elegant. Mulberry, dark berry and blackberry in taste with a long and very attractive and tannic finish. Will be wonderful to follow!
Last tasted2nd March 2019Rating this dateVery impressive
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.

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

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