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Quinta da Côrte

Quinta da Côrte

Owner Philippe Austruy
Web-site quintadacorte.com

Quinta da Côrte is known back to early or mid 18th century. The Pacheco family run it from the beginning of last century, having inherited it from the Cyrne family who were joint owners at that time. The fine Quinta da Côrte in the Rio Torto Valley of the Douro was for long exclusively associated with Delaforce Sons & C:a and was used as a Single Quinta Vintage Port under Delaforce. In 2013 Philippe Austruy, owner of Commanderie de Peyrassol in Côtes de Provence and the Château Malescasse in Haut-Médoc bought the quinta. The first Vintage Port declared by the quinta, under the new management, was the 2015 Vintage.

Quinta da Corte Vintages:1974 (Delaforce), 1978 (Delaforce), 1980 (Delaforce), 1984 (Delaforce), 1987 (Delaforce), 1991 (Delaforce), 1995 (Delaforce), 1997 (Delaforce), 2001 (Delaforce), 2004 (Delaforce), 2015, 2017, 2020, 2021

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseQuinta da Corte
Delaforce
Vintage1978
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCrème caramel, liquorice, fudge, burned sugar, dark berry and more in the nose.Score range16.50 - 16.50
TasteMedium, body. Mature and peaking. Liquorice and blueberry in flavour. Balanced and elegant port with a long, attractive and appealing finish.Average score
Last tasted15th November 2012Point this date16.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection.

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 da Corte
Delaforce
Vintage1980
ColourBeautiful tawny in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetCandy, fudge, toffee and burned sugar in the nose.Score range15.75 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Sweet. Mature and peaking with burned sugar in flavour. Balanced port and easy to drink and enjoyed but quite short finish. Drink up, will not improve.Average score16.00
Last tasted3rd April 2014Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

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 da Corte
Delaforce
Vintage1984
ColourYellow nearly tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetA little alcoholic but most cinnamon in the nose.Score range14.90 - 14.90
TasteMedium body. Very mature and dry. Has past its peak but with a nice finish.Average score
Last tasted21st March 2008Point this date14.90
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Corte
Pacheca & Irmao
Vintage1987
ColourStill quite dark ruby but yellow mature rim in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetSpicy, cacao, dark chocolate, herbs and maybe some roses in the nose.Score range16.40 - 16.40
TasteLovely body. Mature and peaking with some round and very elegant tannins and maybe improve a little. Balanced, very elegant and tasty with spiciness, cacao, chocolate and other things in the mouth and with a lovely quite long and quite elegant finish. Very easy to drink and like.Average score
Last tasted11th April 2023Point this date16.40
CommentTasted at home with the family.

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 da Corte
Delaforce
Vintage1987
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings12
BouquetApricots, figs, cacao, some chocolate, candy and toffee in the nose.Score range14.75 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Balanced and tasty with cacao, chocolate and candy in taste. Elegant with a quite attractive finish. Easy to drink and like today but will probably not improve so drink up and enjoy.Average score15.43
Last tasted11th April 2023Point this date15.40
CommentTasted at home with the family.

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 da Corte
Delaforce
Vintage1991
ColourYellow mature, quite beautiful in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetToffee, crème caramel, butterscotch, ginger, sweet liquorice and much more in the nose.Score range15.75 - 16.25
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mature and almost on top. Will not be much better so drink and enjoy. Crème caramel, sweet liquorice and butterscotch in taste. Balanced and complex port with a lovely and quite attractive finish.Average score16.00
Last tasted19th January 2018Point this date15.75
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 da Corte
Delaforce
Vintage1995
ColourStill quite dark but with a mature yellow rim in colourNumber of tastings2
BouquetMulberry, blueberry and dark berry but also raisin and crème caramel in the noseScore range15.00 - 15.00
TasteMedium body. Rather young with some soft tannin. Raisin, crème caramel and berry in the taste. Will probably be better even if it is easy to drink today. A rather long and interesting finish.Average score15.00
Last tasted19th January 2018Point this date15.00
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
HouseCorte
Delaforce
Vintage1997
ColourStill quite dark with a small yellow edge.Number of tastings3
BouquetCacao, liquorice, dark chocolate, cherry, cream candy and some ginger in the nose.Score range15.40 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Rather mature and balanced with some quite soft tannin but will probably not be much better. Cacao, toffee and dark chocolate in taste. Rather complex with a nice finish. Very easy to drink indeed.Average score15.47
Last tasted6th January 2021Point this date15.50
CommentTasted at home with the family.

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 da Corte
Delaforce
Vintage2001
ColourDark ruby in colour, almost black.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berry, lot of mulberry and black berry and much more in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.25
TasteMedium body. Still tannin and will be better but balanced and very attractive in taste with blackberry, black cherry and mulberry. Quite elegant and easy to enjoy and to drink. Rather complex even if berry and fruit still is dominating. A quite long and attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted19th January 2018Point this date15.25
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
HouseCorte
Delaforce
Vintage2004
ColourDark ruby in colour, almost black.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark cherry, black berry, dark berry and mulberry in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.25
TasteMedium body. Loaded with dark berry, dark cherry, and fruit and much more in the taste. Still quite a lot of tannin and will be better but balanced and easy to drink and like. Quite elegant and a lovely but quite acidic finish. This port will be lovely to follow!Average score
Last tasted19th January 2018Point this date15.25
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 da CorteVintage2015
ColourDark ruby but with a yellow edge in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetDark berries such as mulberry, dark cherry, black berry, black current, mint and some herbs and spiciness in the nose.Score range16.25
TasteMedium body. Still loaded with dark berry and fruit but balanced. Of course not mature but very easy to love already today with lots of round very elegant tannins. Very complex with a long, lovely and promising finish. Just follow it!Average score16.17
Last tasted4th November 2022Point this date16.25
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Festival in Leverkusen, Germany.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da CorteVintage2017
ColourDark ruby in colour.Number of tastings6
BouquetDark berries such as dark cherry and black berry, and dark fruit together with some spiciness and mint in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Quite modern in style but balanced and elegant. Loaded with dark berry and fruit in taste. Quite dry and easy to drink and like already today, with a quite tannic and very elegant finish. Very promising and will be interesting to follow.Average score15.75
Last tasted24th November 2023Point this date15.75
CommentTasted at the Portweinmesse in Leverkusen, Germany.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da CorteVintage2020
ColourRuby in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetDark berries such as dark cherry, mulberry and blackberry and lots of mature fruit as well as dark chocolate.
TasteMedium body. A lot of round and elegant tannins but is quite drinkable but will of course improve a lot. Balanced and rather complex with a quite promising and long finish.
Last tasted11th May 2024Rating this dateVery Good
CommentTasted at home with the family.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da CorteVintage2021
ColourDeep ruby, almost black in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetDark berries such as dark cherry, blackberry and mulberry in the nose.
TasteMedium body. A lot of elegant tannins. Is quite drinkable but will of course improve. Dry and taste of dark berries. Balanced and rather complex with a quite long and promising finish.
Last tasted11th May 2024Rating this dateVery Good
CommentTasted at home with the family

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

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