Est. 2011

Quinta de Val da Figueira

Quinta de Val da Figueira

Founded 1759
Owner Calem Hoelzer family
Vineyards Quinta de Val da Figueira

The quinta was founded in the mid-18th century and it was mentioned in Pombal’s days and marked in James Forrester’s map in 1834. In the 1930s the quinta was bought by Alfredo Leopoldo Holzer, who was born in Frankfurt, Germany and married into the Cálem family. Since the 1930s the quinta has expanded and now includes a few adjacent vineyards inherited by his wife Julia Cálem. Currently Quinta de Val da Figueira is run by the third generation, João Cálem Hoelzer.

Quinta de Val da Figueira Vintages:1985, 1987, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2004, 2007, 2011

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseQuinta de Val da Figueira
ColourYellow, mature and quite nice in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetLovely bouquet with toffee, ginger, zest of lemon, roasted coffee and citrus in the nose.Score range16.25 - 17.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking with some old balanced acidity. Complex and with ginger and toffee in taste. Easy to drink and like with a long and attractive finish.Average score16.63
Last tasted17th September 2020Point this date16.25
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de Val da FigueiraVintage2007
ColourVery dense, almost black and opaque in colour, with a purple rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetA lot of fruit and dark berries. Complex and great nose, a hint of dried fruit and cherries. Generous nose.Score range16.50 - 16.50
TasteVery good with intense taste. Dark berries. Very long complex taste.Average score
Last tasted31st March 2016Point this date16.50
CommentIn the port wine bar Portologia in Porto, Portugal
HouseQuinta de Val da FigueiraVintage2011
ColourRuby red in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetCherry kernels, dark berries and dried fruit in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Quite soft tannin which surprise us but will of course develop and be better. Balanced with some complexity. Dried fruit and cherry kernels in taste with a nice finish.Average score15.25
Last tasted17th June 2018Point this date15.50
CommentTasted in our favourite bar, Portologia, in Porto, Portugal
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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