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Quinta do Estanho

Quinta do Estanho

Founded 1975
Owner Jaime Acácio Queiroz Cardoso
Vineyards Quinta do Estanho, Quinta dos Corvos

This quinta was already mentioned in Pombal’s demarcation in 1756. 1975 Jaime Acácio Queiroz Cardoso returned from Brazil after 20 years and bought the quinta which in many years before had belonged to his family and in 1987 he started selling direct from the quinta.

Quinta do Estanho Vintages:1989, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2018

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseQuinta do EstanhoVintage1989
ColourYellow, mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetSweetmeats, toffee butterscotch and some fudge in the nose.Score range16.40 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking but with some very elegant tannins and will probably be better. Elegant and very tasty with toffee and butterscotch in the mouth. Lovely port and very easy to drink and enjoy with an intensive and long finish.Average score
Last tasted21st November 2019Point this date16.40
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2019 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 EstanhoVintage1990
ColourLight ruby with a beautiful yellow mature edge in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetOld grocery shop, cream candy, toffee, cacao and dark chocolate in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced but has still some very soft and delicate tannin. Elegant and very tasty with cacao, cream candy and old grocery shop in taste. A lovely port. Easy to enjoy and drink with a quite wonderful finish.Average score16.00
Last tasted5th October 2019Point this date16.00
CommentPeter Andersen’s bottle tasted at a wine friend’s tasting in Hørsholm, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do EstanhoVintage1991
ColourDark blue but with a yellow rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark cherry and spicy nose.Score range14.00 - 14.00
TasteMedium body. Very tasty and elegant with a complex but short finish.Average score
Last tasted28th October 1997Point this date14.00
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB
HouseQuinta do EstanhoVintage1994
ColourMature rather light ruby with yellow rim in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetGingerbread, toffee and sweet red berries in the nose.Score range15.75 - 16.25
TasteQuite full-bodied and mature. Ginger and cinnamon in flavour. Complex and balanced with a quite long finish.Average score16.00
Last tasted5th November 2012Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do EstanhoVintage1996
ColourStill dark but quite yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berry and cherry in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Fruit and dark berry in flavour. Balanced and tasty with a quite elegant and interesting finish.Average score
Last tasted4th November 2013Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do EstanhoVintage1997
ColourStill very dark but with a little yellow edge in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCacao, chocolate, dark berry, mint and some herbs in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and almost peaking but will probably be better suppose. Balanced and very tasty with cacao, dark berries and herbs. Quite complex with a rather long, lovely and elegant finish.Average score
Last tasted25th December 2020Point this date16.25
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do EstanhoVintage1998
ColourStill dark almost black in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark cherry, berry and fruit in the nose.Score range
TasteQuite full-bodied. Nice tannins and loaded with fruit. Very good to drink and a lovely promising finish. Very interesting indeed.Average score
Last tasted11th November 2007Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do EstanhoVintage2000
ColourQuite dark blue but with a yellow rim.Number of tastings2
BouquetVery fruity and dark cherry in the nose.Score range14.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Tannin and immature. Balanced and quite complex with a nice interesting and promising finish.Average score15.00
Last tasted11th November 2007Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do EstanhoVintage2002
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetVery fruity and berry in the nose.Score range
TasteMedium body. Lots of tannin but balanced. Loaded with fruit. Nice and promising finish. Quite interesting.Average score
Last tasted27th June 2009Point this date15.00
CommentOn the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 trip to Douro.
TastersSAI
HouseQuinta do EstanhoVintage2008
ColourDark blue in colourNumber of tastings2
BouquetCherry, dark berry and fruit in the nose. Quite generous.Score range
TasteMedium body. Sweet and easy to drink and like. A modern style of port. Spicy in flavour. Interesting and quite long finish.Average score
Last tasted4th November 2013Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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