Est. 2011

Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora

Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora

Owner Amorin Group

Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo is situated in the sub-region Cima Corgo and recognized as one of the most beautiful properties in the Douro region and included in the first demarcation by Marquis of Pombal in 1756. Today the Quinta is mentioned in the Douro application for the Unesco's World Heritage. A small and beautiful 17th century chapel, on the Douro banks, bears the image of Nossa Senhora do Carmo (Our Lady of Carmo), the patron saint of this property. Since 1764 Port Wine is created at Quinta Nova. The quinta was owned by the Carvalho family since those days until 1987 when it was sold to Real Compania Velha and 1991 Burmester bought it. Between 1987 and 1991 the house Hooper’s vintage was made from Quinta Nova. 1999 it was purchased by Amorin group.

Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora Vintages:1992 (Burmester), 1994 (Burmester), 1995 (Burmester), 1996 (Burmester), 1997 (Burmester), 2000 (Burmester), 2002 (Burmester), 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2015, 2017

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseQuinta Nova
ColourStill quite dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings10
BouquetFigs, fudge, cacao, coffee, candy, butterscotch and chocolate in the nose.Score range15.00 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Quite complex with balanced and quite tasty with figs, cacao, candy and chocolate in the mouth. Sweet and a quite modern style of port. Easy to drink and with a nice, quiet elegant finish.Average score15.76
Last tasted16th May 2020Point this date16.00
CommentAt home with the family

In 2018 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta Nova
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings6
BouquetHerbs, liquorice, cinnamon, ginger and some other spiciness in the nose.Score range15.00 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Liquorice and spiciness such as ginger and cinnamon in flavour. Balanced and rather complex. Very easy to drink and enjoy now with a lovely finish with lots of herbs.Average score15.63
Last tasted5th February 2021Point this date16.40
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta Nova
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetToffee, fudge, butterscotch some coffee and candy in the nose.Score range15.40 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking and will not be better hut very easy to drink and enjoy today. Toffee fudge and candy in taste with a rather long and quite lovely finishAverage score15.45
Last tasted24th October 2021Point this date15.50
CommentTasted in our Private Wine Club
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta Nova
ColourStill rather dark but with a hint of yellowness in colour.Number of tastings8
BouquetDark berry, cherry, tea, fudge and maybe some sweet liquorice in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Still some soft tannin and will be better. Dark berry and cherry in flavour. Rather complex port with long and quite tannic finish.Average score15.43
Last tasted24th July 2020Point this date15.40
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta Nova
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetDark cherry, dark berry and fruit in the nose.Score range14.50 - 14.50
TasteMedium body. Still tannin, immature and will be better. Balanced but one dimensional with dark berry in taste but a rather short finish.Average score
Last tasted5th March 2015Point this date14.50
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta Nova
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetVery juicy, fruity and berry in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Full of tannins and immature. Loaded with fruit and with an imposing finish. Quite interesting.
Last tasted15th September 2004Rating this dateVery good / Impressive
CommentAt a trip to Porto and Douro, Portugal with the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
HouseQuinta NovaVintage2007
ColourVery dark ruby in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetSal ammoniac, dark cherry, mulberry, blackberry and some cacao in the nose.Score range16.50 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Rather mature but still with some elegant tannins and will develop. Balanced and complex with salt liquorice, dark berry and cacao in taste. The finish is long, tannin rich and lovely.Average score
Last tasted22nd June 2018Point this date16.50
CommentTasted in our apartment in the Douro Valley, Portugal.
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
Smith Woodhouse 2005
25th September
Quinta do Retiro Novo 2000
Wiese-Krohn 2005


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