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
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:

9th May
Gilberts 1999
Quinta da Romaneira 2003
8th May
Vinha de Castelo Melhor 2011
Fonseca-Guimaraens 2012
Fonseca-Guimaraens 2013
2nd May
Rocha 1999
1st May
Quinta do Retiro Novo
Wiese & Krohn 2011
25th April
Caves de Murca 2007
21st April
Bioma Vinha Velha
Niepoort 2009
Butler-Nephew 1982
Fonseca-Guimaraens 1988
Gould Campbell 1980
Pocas Jr 2007
Quinta de Agua Alta
Churchill 1983
Quinta do Rio
Churchill 2002
Vale da Mina 2003
Quinta do Vesuvio 2007
Reccua 2003
van Zellers 1985


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