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Quinta da Prelada

Samuel Magalhães e Silva, Herdeiros

Owner Magalhães e Silva family

Quinta da Prelada was established in the beginning of the 18th century but, until recently, only grew grapes for other shippers. It is owned by the Magalhães e Silva family. Their first Vintage Port was in 2004.

Quinta da Prelada Vintages:2004, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2016, 2017, 2020

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseQuinta da PreladaVintage2004
ColourMedium dark ruby with yellow mature edge in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetToffee, cream candy and fudge in the nose.Score range14.50 - 16.40
TasteMedium bodied. Mature and peaking. Balanced and tasty with toffee, candy and cough-drops in taste with a quite attractive, rather long and intensive finish.Average score15.64
Last tasted4th March 2023Point this date16.25
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da PreladaVintage2008
ColourYellow and mature in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetCacao, dark chocolate, herbs and pepper in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Quite mature and almost peaking. Cacao, dark chocolate, herbs and some spiciness in taste with a quite long and lovely finish.Average score15.83
Last tasted2nd March 2024Point this date15.50
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da PreladaVintage2009
ColourStill very dark ruby in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetCacao, chocolate, coffee beans, toffee, eucalyptus, minty and cream candy in the nose but also still dark berries such as mulberry and dark cherry.Score range15.00 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Lovely round and elegant tannins and will be better and very tasty with dark berries, cacao, chocolate, toffee and cream candy in the mouth. Balanced and quite complex. Very easy to drink and enjoy. A rather long and quite attractive finish. Will be interesting to follow.Average score15.50
Last tasted23rd April 2023Point this date15.50
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da PreladaVintage2011
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetFruit with dark berry such as mulberry and dark cherry but also cedar, mint and liquorice in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Still immature with round and lovely tannins. Balanced with dark berries, mint, and liquorice in taste and with quite lovely and exciting finish.Average score15.75
Last tasted30th May 2021Point this date15.75
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da PreladaVintage2016
ColourStill rather dark but with a yellow edge in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetCherry, dark berries such as mulberry and blackberry, some dried fruit as well as herbs, some cacao and some spiciness in the nose.Score range15.90 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Quite a lot of tannins and will improve of course. Taste of dark berries, fruit, herbs ans spiciness, and a long and quite attractive finish.Average score15.97
Last tasted2nd March 2024Point this date15.90
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da PreladaVintage2017
ColourDark ruby in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berries such as mulberry and black berry, and some mint.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteMedium body with a lot of soft tannins. Taste of dark berries. Medium length finish.Average score
Last tasted20th April 2023Point this date15.75
CommentTasted at the Big Fortified Tasting in London, Great Britain.
TastersJB
HouseQuinta da PreladaVintage2020
ColourDark ruby, almost black.Number of tastings3
BouquetFruit with dark berry such as mulberry and black berry as well as herbs in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Lots of lovely tannins. Balanced and lots of dark berries in taste and with a lovely and quite long finish. Will be interesting to follow.
Last tasted2nd March 2024Rating this dateImpressive
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark

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

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