Est. 2011

Quinta do Cruzeiro


The Quinta do Cruzeiro has for decades been the heart of Fonseca's vintage ports. In 1973, the company purchased this superb property from the heirs of the recently deceased proprietor. They have also started making a Single Quinta Vintage port from this quinta.

Quinta do Cruzeiro Vintages:1978, 1982

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseQuinta do Cruzeiro
ColourBeautiful yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetToffee, burned candy and crème caramel in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Burned candy and fudge in the mouth. Mature but still with some soft tannin. Will be better. Complex port with a good and attractive finish. Easy to appreciate and like.Average score15.95
Last tasted20th November 2014Point this date15.50
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

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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