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
HouseQuinta da Soalheira
ColourDark ruby in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetSome dark fruit, black currant and dark berry in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Balance with some elegant and quite attractive tannins. Dark berries and fruit in taste. Easy to drink and enjoy with a nice and interesting finish.
Last tasted29th November 2019Rating this dateVery Good
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Leverkusen, Germany.

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

Last tasted:

27th March
Douro Wine Shippers and Growers Association 1982
Rei Manuel
Real Comp. Velha 1982
13th March
Rocha 1997
Sao Pedro das Aguias 2008
5th March
Blackett 2013
Boeira 2018
Burmester 2017
Butler-Nephew 2003
Butler-Nephew 2017
C. da Silva 2016
DR 2002
Quinta dos Malvedos
Graham 2010
Kopke 2017
Kranemann 2009
Kranemann 2018
Messias 2018
Noble & Murat 2016
Pocas Jr 2013
Portal 2007
Quarles Harris 1977
Quarles Harris 1980
Quevedo 2016
Quinta do Arnozelo
Burmester 2015
Quinta do Bomfim
Dow 2009
Quinta do Bomfim
Dow 2019
Quinta da Cavadinha
Warre 2019
Quinta da Devesa 2018
Quinta da Devesa 2019
Quinta do Javali 2017
Quinta de Marrocos 2011
Quinta dos Muros
Portal 2018
Quinta da Pacheca 2003
Pacheca 2017
Pacheca 2018
Quinta do Retiro Novo
Wiese & Krohn 2004
Quinta do Retiro Novo
Wiese & Krohn 2011
Quinta da Roeda
Croft 1995
Quinta de la Rosa 2018
Quinta de Santa Eufemia 2014
Quinta Seara d’Ordens 2005
Quinta Seara d’Ordens 2019
Quinta Senhora da Ribeira
Dow 2002
Quinta Senhora da Ribeira
Dow 2019
Quinta das Tecedeiras 2016
Quinta das Tecedeiras 2017
Quinta do Vale Meao 2014
Quinta do Vale Meao 2015
Quinta do Vale Meao 2016
Quinta do Vale Meao 2017
Quinta de Vargellas
Taylor 2005
Quinta do Vesuvio 2001
Rio Bom 2007
San Leonardo 2015
Taylor 2018
Vasques de Carvalho 2016
Viera de Sousa 2015
Warre 2000
Wiese & Krohn 2003
Wiese & Krohn 2005


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