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Quinta da Gricha

Owner Graham family

Belonging to Churchill.

Quinta da Gricha is situated on the south bank of the river Douro about five miles upriver from the village of Pinhão. It was bought by the Churchill family in 1999.

Quinta da Gricha Vintages:1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseQuinta da Gricha
Churchill
Vintage1999
ColourStill very dark blue in colour but with I yellow edge.Number of tastings5
BouquetQuite generous blue berry, dark berry and cherry, fruit and mulberry in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Fruit and mulberry and a hint of marzipan in flavour. Sweet and very tasty. Quite mature but attractive and good with a nice finish and will be better. Easy to like indeed with nice finish.Average score15.90
Last tasted11th December 2017Point this date15.90
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Gricha
Churchill
Vintage2003
ColourQuite dark ruby in colour, still red in the rim.Number of tastings2
BouquetVery fruity, a bit simple not so generous flavour with plums and blueberry.Score range14.90 - 14.90
TasteHardly medium body. Very light fruity in flavour. Will perhaps develop but not a long runner. Mature and soft tannins. Short finish.Average score14.90
Last tasted20th April 2016Point this date14.90
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Gricha
Churchill
Vintage2006
ColourStill quite dark ruby but yellow rim in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetToffee, fudge, cream candy and crème caramel in the nose.Score range15.90 - 15.90
TasteMedium bodied. Mature and almost peaking but can still develop a little. Balanced but quite dry at the end with lovely taste of cream candy, toffee and crème caramel. And with q quite long and exciting finish. Very easy to drink and enjoy.Average score
Last tasted16th October 2021Point this date15.90
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Gricha
Churchill
Vintage2007
ColourStill dark blur but a yellow edge in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCream caramel, candy and cream candy in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.25
TasteMedium body. Rather mature but still soft tannin and will be better. Candy in taste. Balanced and with a nice finish. Easy to drink and like.Average score
Last tasted6th November 2017Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Gricha
Churchill
Vintage2008
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetJust juicy nose.
TasteMedium-body. Immature and full of tannins. Short finish. Not so promising.
Last tasted1st November 2010Rating this dateGood
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Gricha
Churchill
Vintage2017
ColourDark ruby in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berry such as blackberry and mulberry in the nose but also some spiciness.
TasteMedium body. Modern style of port but of course balance and easy to drink and enjoy. Very tasty with dark berries and fruit. The finish is quite long and attractive.
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

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
Madalena
Smith Woodhouse 2005
25th September
Quinta do Retiro Novo 2000
Wiese-Krohn 2005

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