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Quinta do Panascal

Quinta do Panascal

Owner Fonseca-Guimarens

Bought by Fonseca-Guimarens in 1978 and made as a Single Quinta Vintage Port since then. The House has bought grapes from the quinta for over 20 years at that time when the Pacheco family owned it. Quinta do Val dos Muros, bought in 1985 is now included in the quinta.

Quinta do Panascal Vintages:1906 (Bottled by George Sotheby), 1977, 1978, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2008

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseGeorge’s Imperial Crown Red
Quinta do Panascal
Vintage1906
ColourTawny and quite beautiful in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetButterscotch, crème caramel, dried fruit raisin and some dark chocolate.Score range17.40 - 17.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and of course peaking but not old in taste. It was balanced and hold together. Quite elegant and very tasty with crème caramel and butterscotch dominated. Quite dry with a nice acidity and a quite attractive finish. Very easy to drink and enjoy. An astonishing bottle indeed!Average score
Last tasted25th December 2016Point this date17.40
CommentAt home with the family George proprietor and exporter was a trade mark in Villa Nova de Gaya and London.
We believe that that label stating Red means that it was a late bottled vintage but of course we do not know. Anyhow it tasted as an old vintage should and not as a colheita.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Panascal
Fonseca-Guimaraens
Vintage1984
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings10
BouquetDark chocolate, cacao, toffee, some herbs and fudge in the nose.Score range14.90 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Sweet, mature and peaking. Easy to drink and like. An enjoyable and balanced port with a quite complex, quite lovely and exciting finish.Average score15.28
Last tasted5th May 2024Point this date16.25
CommentTasted at home in 18th International Online Vintage Tasting with our German Port Friends from World of Port.

In 2015 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 Panascal
Fonseca-Guimaraens
Vintage1986
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings14
BouquetCacao, roasted coffee beans, toffee, fudge, tea and autumn leaf in the nose.Score range14.75 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Sweet. Mature and at its peak but still some soft tannin. Will probably be better. Rather complex, quite long and rather attractive finish.Average score15.72
Last tasted27th July 2023Point this date15.75
CommentIn our private Wine Club.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Panascal
Fonseca-Guimaraens
Vintage1987
ColourRather dark ruby but yellow mature rim in colour.Number of tastings10
BouquetViolet, mint, spiciness, herbs and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.00 - 16.90
TasteMedium body. Sweet but quite mature and elegant with some soft and very elegant tannins and will probably improve. Complex and balanced with lots of different and lovely things in the mouth such as spiciness, violets, mint, herbs and so on. The finish is very elegant, long and attractive. What a lovely port!Average score15.79
Last tasted11th April 2023Point this date16.90
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Panascal
Fonseca-Guimaraens
Vintage1988
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetCacao, coffee, old grocery shop, cherry, some liquorice and dried fruit in the nose.Score range15.75 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking Will probably not be better but have still some elegant tannin. Cacao, dried fruit and some coffee in taste. Quite attractive finish.Average score15.97
Last tasted22nd September 2016Point this date15.90
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 Panascal
Fonseca-Guimaraens
Vintage1996
ColourRather dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings6
BouquetLiquorice, toffee, crème caramel, candy and some herbs in the nose.Score range15.40 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Sweet. Mature and peaking but with some soft and elegant tannin and will probably not be much better. Very tasty with toffee, candy and liquorice in the mouth. Balanced and quite complex with a long and very attractive finish. Very easy to drink and enjoyAverage score15.65
Last tasted16th February 2023Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Panascal
Fonseca-Guimaraens
Vintage1998
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetCacao and a hint of dark chocolate, mint, coffee beans, cream candy, some liquorice and old grocery shop in the noseScore range15.90 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced and quite elegant with cacao, mint, cream candy and liquorice in taste and with a lovely, quite elegant finish. Very easy to drink and enjoy today.Average score16.26
Last tasted21st September 2023Point this date15.90
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Panascal
Fonseca-Guimaraens
Vintage1999
ColourYellow mature quite beautiful in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetRoasted coffee beans, vanilla, cacao and liquorice in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and almost peaking with just a hint of soft tannin left. Balanced and quite elegant. Roasted coffee beans, vanilla and some liquorice in taste. Easy to drink and with a fantastic and elegant finish. Just drink it and be happy!Average score15.95
Last tasted18th January 2024Point this date16.40
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Semi-Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle defect. Tasting notes from 18 august 2019.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Panascal
Fonseca-Guimaraens
Vintage2001
ColourGarnet in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings3
BouquetMature and dried fruit, cacao, and some mint in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced and very elegant with mint dark cherry and eucalyptus in taste. Peaking with only a hint of very soft tannins left. Easy to drink and enjoy with a long and quite sweet finish.Average score15.75
Last tasted24th November 2023Point this date15.50
CommentTasted at the Portweinmesse in Leverkusen, Germany.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Panascal
Fonseca-Guimaraens
Vintage2004
ColourGarnet in colour with a yellow mature rim.Number of tastings2
BouquetDried fruit, cacao, coffee and old grocery shop in the nose..Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking and will probably not be much better. Balanced and tasty. Lovely finish.Average score16.25
Last tasted20th April 2023Point this date16.25
CommentTasted at the Big Fortified Tasting in London, Great Britain.
TastersSAI, JB
HouseQuinta do Panascal
Fonseca-Guimaraens
Vintage2005
ColourRuby with a yellow mature edge in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetCacao, sweet liquorice and some chocolate in the noseScore range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Quite mature and almost peaking but still with some elegant tannins. Balanced and rather complex with cacao, chocolate and some liquorice in taste. The finish is attractive and quite sweet. Easy to drink and like this port indeed.Average score16.25
Last tasted1st December 2019Point this date16.25
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Panascal
Fonseca-Guimaraens
Vintage2008
ColourStill very dark but with a yellow, mature edge in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetLots of cacao and chocolate but also some herbs and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteLovely body. Wonderful round and elegant tannins and will improve. Balanced and lots of taste with cacao and dark chocolate. Very elegant and complex with a quite long and quite attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted6th July 2024Point this date16.00
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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