Est. 2011

Quinta do Junco

Owner Fladgate Partnership (Taylor-Fonseca Group)

The magnificent old estate of Quinta do Junco is among the most well-known of the historic Pinhão Valley vineyards. The early history of Quinta do Junco is not well documented. However the estate is known to have been in existence for at least a century and a half. Like Quinta de Terra Feita, it lies in the heart of the original 1756 demarcation.

This quinta was purchased by Taylor’s in 1997 from Borges & Irmao, who had own it since 1906 and it is situated near to Quinta de Terra Feita in the Pinhão River valley. The directors of Taylor’s were familiar with the wines of the estate and well aware of their quality. Indeed, some twenty years before, the company’s chairman, Alistair Robertson, had attempted to buy Quinta do Junco but was unsuccessful in persuading the bank to part with the estate.

Borges has now and then produced a Single Quinta Vintage Port from Junco.

Quinta do Junco Vintages:1908, 1920, 1922, 1927, 1935, 1945, 1958, 1960, 1963, 1977, 1980, 1995

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseQuinta do Junco
Borges & Irmao
ColourTawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetQuite shy in the nose with chocolate, burned sugar candy and some vanilla but also some pharmacy.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteHardly medium body but of course mature and quite old in taste with a hint of unbalanced acidity. Quite sweet and anyhow easy to drink and enjoy with a taste of burned sugar, candy and vanilla. The finish is rather short and a little unbalanced.Average score
Last tasted23rd December 2019Point this date15.50
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Junco
Borges & Irmao
ColourBeautiful, mature yellow and amber in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetElegant bouquet with toffee, cream candy, fudge, hazelnuts, cacao and figs in the nose.Score range17.25 - 17.25
TasteMedium body. Mature, peaking and elegant port. Balanced and very tasty with toffee, cream candy and cacao in taste. Sweet with a long and attractive finish. Lovely port indeed!Average score
Last tasted27th July 2016Point this date17.25
CommentAt home with the family and a wine connoisseur.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Junco
Borges & Irmao
ColourStill very dark but with a yellow, mature edge in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetChristmas spiciness, cacao, dark chocolate, orange zest but rather flat and dull in the nose.Score range15.40 - 15.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and probably peaking. Balanced but rather dull in taste but some cacao and spiciness exist. Still however some complexity and a nice finish.Average score
Last tasted17th November 2016Point this date15.40
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Semi-Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2016 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 Junco
Borges & Irmao
ColourYellow, mature quite beautiful in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetToffee, figs, ginger and some cream candy in the nose.Score range16.50 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Quite complex and elegant. Figs and cream candy in taste. Quite balanced with a hint of acidity but with a long and attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted5th January 2016Point this date16.50
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Junco
Borges & Irmao
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCrème caramel and burned sugar in the nose.Score range14.50 - 14.50
TasteMedium body. Quite mature but still some fruit. Rather nice finish. Will not be a long runner.Average score
Last tasted7th August 1991Point this date14.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival tasting in Copenhagen.
HouseQuinta do Junco
Borges & Irmao
ColourStill dark but with a yellow rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetMedium body. Liquorice, aniseed and mulberry in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Liquorice in taste. Still some tannin and will probably be better. Quite elegant with a nice but maybe a little short finish.Average score
Last tasted26th October 2014Point this date15.75
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS

Last tasted:

1st April
Graham’s Malvedos 1987
31st March
Calem 2002
30th March
Constantinos 1960
F. Martins
Hutcheson 1960
Quinta do Sibio
Real Vinicola 1960
29th March
Fonseca-Guimaraens 1974
Joven 1974
Quinta de Vargellas
Taylor 1974
21st March
Fonseca-Guimaraens 1995
Quinta do Bomfim
Dow 1995
Quinta do Infantado 1995
Quinta do Noval 1995
Quinta de Terra Feita
Taylor 1995
Quinta de Vargellas
Taylor 1995
Quinta do Vesuvio 1995


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