Est. 2011

Quinta da Soalheira

Owner Borges

Soalheira means in English 'the noon-day heat'. It was bought by Borges in 1904 and is still an important part of Borges. The quinta is situated far up along the the Rio Torto valley outside any of the 18th century demarcations.

Quinta da Soalheira Vintages:1900, 1917, 1918, 1920, 1955*, 2012, 2017

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseQuinta da Soalheira
ColourAlmost tawny with an olive green rim but very beautiful in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetZest of orange, fudge, some toffee, burned sugar, liquorice and some alcohol in the nose.Score range18.00 - 18.00
TasteMedium body. Of course mature with some delicate old acidity but balanced and very complex. Very easy to drink and enjoy with a taste of old grocery shop, fudge, burned sugar and lots of other things and a quite long and seductive finish.Average score
Last tasted19th April 2019Point this date18.00
CommentTasting at home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Soalheira
ColourStill astonishing dark but yellow and mature with an olive green rim in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCacao, burned sugar, ginger, some coffee and cinnamon in the nose.Score range17.00 - 17.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and with just a hint of volatile acidity but balanced and quite elegant. Very tasty with burned sugar, ginger and coffee and an attractive quite long finish.Average score
Last tasted19th April 2019Point this date17.00
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
ColourStill very dark indeed, but with a yellow mature edge.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berries, especially blue berries and red bell pepper in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteLovely body. Quite mature and easy to drink and enjoy. Still some round and elegant tannins and will improve. Balanced and tasty with a quite complex and lovely, rather long finish. A very interesting port indeed.Average score
Last tasted22nd January 2022Point this date15.75
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
ColourDark ruby in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetSome dark fruit, black currant and dark berry in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Balance with some elegant and quite attractive tannins. Dark berries and fruit in taste. Balanced and quite tasty with lots of dark berry and promising tannins but easy to drink and enjoy already today but will be much better. The finish is complex and quite attractive.Average score
Last tasted7th November 2022Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

Last tasted:

3rd November
Feuerheerd 2013
Quinta do Noval 2001
28th October
Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo
Burmester 1997
25th October
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1978
18th October
Fonseca 1977
Fonseca-Guimaraens 1987
Graham 1977
Graham’s Malvedos 1987
Kopke 1977
Forrester 1987
Niepoort 1977
Niepoort 1987
Offley Boa Vista 1977
Offley Boa Vista 1987
Quinta da Cavadinha
Warre 1987
Quinta Sao Luiz
Kopke 1987
Warre 1977


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