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Quinta Dona Matilde

Quinta Dona Matilde – Vinhos, Lda.

Owner Barros family

Quinta Dona Matilde formerly "Quinta do Enxodreiro", one of the most famous and oldest properties of the Douro is where Barros Port wines were produced historically. It was bought by Manuel Moreira de Barros in 1927. He had married Matilde, the sister of his employer and later partner Manuel Almeida, and it was to his honor of his wife that he renamed the quinta. Dona Matilde is in fact a very old quinta, already marked on Forester’s map. Quinta Dona Matilde was sold together with the rest of the Barros Group to Sogevinus in 2006, but the Barros family has now bought the quinta. The Barros family is again the owners of the quinta.

Quinta Dona Matilde Vintages:1982 (Barros), 1985 (Barros, Sainsbury), 1996 (Barros), 2002 (Barros), 2007, 2009, 2011, 2016, 2017

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseQuinta Dona Matilde
Barros
Sainsbury
Vintage1985
ColourRather beautiful yellow, mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCandy, some toffee, ginger and some herbs in the nose.Score range15.90 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and on top. Will not be better. Balanced and quite elegant with candy, toffee and ginger in taste. The finish is quite complex and lovely. This port is very easy to enjoy and drink.Average score
Last tasted17th September 2020Point this date15.90
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta Dona Matilde
Barros
Vintage1996
ColourRather dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCandy, coffee, butterscotch and some dark chocolate in the nose.Score range15.90 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking but will probably not be better. Quite sweet but balanced and rather attractive in taste with candy, coffee and dark chocolate in the mouth. Very easy to drink and enjoy today with a quite attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted21st May 2021Point this date15.90
CommentTasted at home in Third International Online Vintage Tasting with our German Port Friends from World of Port.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta Dona Matilde
Barros
Vintage2009
ColourStill quite dark but with a yellow mature edge.Number of tastings1
BouquetMulberry, dark berry, peppery and ginger in the nose.Score range15.90 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Lots of round and very elegant tannins and will of course be better but is already today very easy to drink and enjoy. Balanced and very elegant with a quite long and very intensive finish. Quite exciting port.Average score
Last tasted6th December 2020Point this date15.90
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta Dona Matilde
Barros
Vintage2011
ColourStill black in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetDark berries such as mulberry, dark cherry, blue berry, blackberry, herby and some fruit in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Quite mature and drinkable with some elegant and round acidity. Loaded with dark berry and fruit in taste. Sweet and easy to drink. Quite complex and rather attractive. A modern style of port which will be interesting to follow but probably no long-runner!Average score15.50
Last tasted29th June 2020Point this date15.50
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta Dona Matilde
Barros
Vintage2016
ColourLovely ruby in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetMulberry, black berry, dark berry and some spiciness especially pepper in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Balanced but with lots of tannin. Easy to drink and quite elegant with taste of dark berry, mulberry and some pepper. The tannin is very pronounce in the quite long finish
Last tasted30th November 2018Rating this dateVery Good/ Impressive
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Leverkusen, Germany.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta Dona MatildeVintage2017
ColourDark ruby in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetMint, thyme, and spiciness in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Balanced and easy to drink and enjoy. Very tasty with much spiciness in mouth. The finish is quite elegant and rather long. An interesting port indeed.
Last tasted29th November 2019Rating this dateVery Good
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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