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Quinta da Gaivosa

Owner Domingos Alves de Sousa

Alves de Sousa owns several quintas but the first Vintage Port they did came from this quinta.

Quinta da Gaivosa Vintages:2003, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Amphitheatrum Vintages:2020

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseQuinta da GaivosaVintage2003
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings8
BouquetFruit and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range14.00 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Quite mature and easy to drink. Dark cherry in flavour and a nice finish. Will never be a long runner.Average score14.90
Last tasted1st November 2010Point this date14.00
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da GaivosaVintage2008
ColourDark blue in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings3
BouquetVery spicy with cinnamon and ginger in the nose but also mulberry and black cherry.Score range15.00 - 15.25
TasteMedium body. Still soft tannin. Spicy and berry in flavour. Quite modern port. Elegant and attractive finish. An interesting port indeed.Average score15.13
Last tasted3rd November 2014Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da GaivosaVintage2009
ColourAlmost black in colourNumber of tastings1
BouquetJuicy and fruity in the nose
TasteMedium body. Quite tannic. Immature and quite hard to appreciate. Fruit in flavour. Quite modern port. Rather nice finish but not a long runner.
Last tasted7th November 2011Rating this dateGood
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da GaivosaVintage2013
ColourDark ruby with a young red rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetFruity nose with dark cherries, wild raspberries and blueberries.Score range15.40 - 15.40
TasteMedium body. Dark berries and dark chocolate in taste. Still firm tannins and a bit immature but already easy to drink and like. Quite modern port. Balanced medium long finish.Average score
Last tasted22nd February 2019Point this date15.40
CommentOn vacation in Barcelona, Spain.
TastersSS
HouseQuinta da GaivosaVintage2016
ColourDark ruby in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetMulberry, blackberry and loaded with fruit in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Lovely tannin and very balanced indeed. Easy to drink because elegant and attractive with taste of mature fruit and mature dark berry. Nice and generous finish.
Last tasted30th November 2018Rating this dateVery Good
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 da GaivosaVintage2017
ColourRuby in colourNumber of tastings2
BouquetDark berry such as mulberry and blackberry, loaded with fruit and some spiciness in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Easy to enjoy with elegant tannins but balanced and tasty. Mulberry and blackberry in the mouth and a rather complex and generous finish.
Last tasted26th November 2021Rating this dateImpressive
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 da GaivosaVintage2018
ColourRuby in colourNumber of tastings1
BouquetDark berry such as mulberry and blackberry, loaded with fruit in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Easy to enjoy with elegant tannins but balanced and tasty. A lot of fruit, mulberry and blackberry in the mouth and a rather complex and generous finish.
Last tasted26th November 2021Rating this dateImpressive
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Leverkusen, Germany.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersJB
HouseQuinta da GaivosaVintage2020
ColourDark ruby in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetLots of mature fruit. Dry fruit and mature dark berries and quite a lot of spiciness in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Round tannins but already today drinkable but will of course be much better. Balanced and elegant with a quite lovely and very long, spicy finish. Very exciting port to follow!
Last tasted4th November 2022Rating this dateVery Good
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Leverkusen, Germany.

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

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