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Quinta do Retiro Novo

Quinta do Retiro Novo

Owner Carneiro family

Belonging to Wiese & Krohn.

This quinta has a long history. It was initially called Quinta do Lapa after the name of the owner. It was acquired of Manuel Magalhaes and remained in his family until his grand-daughter Maria Leonor Magalhaes Bacelar sold it to Wiese & Krohn. The family Carneiros’s coat-of-arms was allow to hang through, for the previous owner’s wife’s grandmother ha been a Carneiro.

Quinta do Retiro Novo Vintages:1997, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseQuinta do Retiro Novo
Wiese & Krohn
Vintage1997
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetToffee, cacao, herbs ginger, dark chocolate and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range14.50 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking and will not be much better. Balanced and quite tasty with toffee, cacao, roasted coffee and old grocery shop in the mouth and with a quite attractive, enjoyable and elegant finish.Average score15.42
Last tasted30th May 2023Point this date16.00
CommentTasted at home in 13th International Online Vintage Tasting with our German Port Friends from World of Port.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Retiro NovoVintage2000
ColourStill quite dark ruby but yellow mature rim in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCacao, chocolate, some coffee and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking but will develop more. Balanced and quite complex with cacao, coffee, chocolate an old grocery shop in taste and with a quite long and elegant finish. Will be interesting to try again.Average score
Last tasted25th September 2021Point this date16.00
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Retiro Novo
Wiese & Krohn
Vintage2004
ColourGarnet ruby with a yellow rim.Number of tastings4
BouquetOld grocery shop, dried fruit, chocolate as well as coffee in the nose.Score range15.40 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Delicate tannins. Balanced and elegant. Semi sweet with a quite long and attractive finish.Average score15.77
Last tasted20th April 2023Point this date15.40
CommentTasted at the Big Fortified Tasting in London, Great Britain.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Retiro Novo
Wiese & Krohn
Vintage2005
ColourQuite dark but with a yellow mature edge in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetQuite elegant bouquet with toffee, old grocery shop, cinnamon and ginger in the nose.Score range15.75 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Almost mature but still with some very soft and elegant tannin and will be better. Toffee, cinnamon and ginger in taste. Easy to drink and to like with a nice and quite attractive finish.Average score15.88
Last tasted9th May 2018Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Big Fortified Tasting in London, Great Britain.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Retiro Novo
Wiese & Krohn
Vintage2007
ColourStill quite ruby but with a nice yellow rim in colour.Number of tastings6
BouquetCandy, cream candy, cacao, chocolate, red paprika and some crème caramel in the nose.Score range15.90 - 16.40
TasteMedium bodied. Quite mature but will improve as still some soft and very elegant tannin exists. Balanced with flavour of candy, cacao and cream candy. Very attractive and a nice, seductive finish.Average score16.12
Last tasted4th November 2019Point this date16.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Retiro Novo
Wiese & Krohn
Vintage2009
ColourDark ruby but with a yellow nice edge in colourNumber of tastings3
BouquetDark cherry, blueberry, mulberry, candy and cream candy in the noseScore range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Rather mature but will improve. Different berries in flavour. Quite decent to drink already now with some elegant tannins. Modern in style. Rather attractive finish. Quite exciting portAverage score
Last tasted5th November 2018Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Retiro Novo
Wiese & Krohn
Vintage2011
ColourStill dark but with just a hint of yellow mature colour.Number of tastings10
BouquetMature fruit, mulberry and dark berries with some herbs, cacao, cream candy, toffee and dark chocolate in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Still with quite soft and delicate tannins and will of course be better. No heavy-weightier but easy to drink and to enjoy now. A modern sport style. Dark berry such as mulberries and black berries but also herbs, cream candy, cacao and toffee in taste. Balanced and quite elegant with a rather long and quite attractive finish.Average score15.69
Last tasted5th March 2022Point this date16.00
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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