Est. 2011

Quinta das Tecedeiras

Lima Smith Lda

Owner Marcelo Lima and Tony Smith

Quinta das Tecedeiras is located on the left bank of the Douro river in Cima Corgo and was first mentioned in documents already in 1720, but then as a “Pesqueira”, or fishing reserve. The quinta was in the past known as Quinta da Teixeira or Teixeira Velha, and reflects the history of the nuns who lived on the property and their cottage industry of weaving flax from the plants that grew here in the past. The estate was part of the vast São Pedro das Águias (St. Peter of the Eagles) convent and covered 150 hectares before the Douro was dammed. It is not known when wine production was started on the quinta but it was before the Phylloxera crisis in the second half of the 19th century.

Quinta das Tecedeiras Vintages:2014, 2016, 2017

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseQuinta das TecedeirasVintage2014
ColourStill dark ruby in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetMulberry, blackberry, blue berry and lots of mature fruit in the nose.Score range15.40 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Balanced with soft and elegant tannins. Rather mature and very easy to enjoy today. Lots of dark berries and loaded with fruit in taste. Seductive finish!Average score15.57
Last tasted1st November 2021Point this date15.90
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta das TecedeirasVintage2016
ColourDark ruby with just a hint of a yellow, mature edge in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetToffee, coffee, some mint, some herbs, dark berries and fruit in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Balanced but very easy already today to drink and enjoy. The tannins are quite soft but round and very elegant. The taste is loaded with fruit and berries but also toffee, mint, herbs and some coffee beans with a lovely, quite tannic and complex finish. Quite astonishing anyhow!Average score15.54
Last tasted4th March 2023Point this date15.90
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta das TecedeirasVintage2017
ColourDark ruby in colourNumber of tastings3
BouquetDark berries such as mulberry and black berry and lots of fruit but also some toffee, mint and coffee in the nose
TasteMedium body. Immature with lovely tannins and will of course develop. Balanced and loaded with fruit and dark berries, but also toffee, some coffee and mint in the mouth. The finish is quite elegant and rather long and complex.
Last tasted7th November 2022Rating this date15.50-15.90
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark

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

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Messias 1997
Messias 2003
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