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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

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
Delaforce
Vintage1987
ColourYellow mature quit beautiful in colour.Number of tastings11
BouquetApricots, figs, cacao and candy and even some coffee in the nose.Score range14.75 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Very tasty with cacao, chocolate and candy in taste. Is probably peaking. Elegant and balanced. Nice and quite attractive finish. Easy to drink and like.Average score15.43
Last tasted19th January 2018Point this date15.90
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
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 in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetDark berries such as mulberry, dark cherry, black berry, black current, mint and milk chocolate 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 score16.13
Last tasted26th November 2021Point this date16.00
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Festival in Leverkusen, Germany.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da CorteVintage2017
ColourDark ruby in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetDark berries and dark fruit together with some spiciness and mint in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Quite modern in style but balanced and elegant. Loaded with dark berry and fruit in taste. Quite sweet and easy to drink and like already today with a quite tannic and very elegant finish. Very promising and will be interesting to follow.
Last tasted26th November 2021Rating this dateVery Good/ 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, SS

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