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:

11th May
Douro Wine Shippers and Growers Association 1985
Quinta da Corte 2020
Quinta da Corte 2021
Pocas Jr 1985
Vasconcellos 1985
8th May
Fonseca-Guimaraens 2012
5th May
Berry Bros 1970
Factory House 1977
Fonseca-Guimaraens 1976
Fonseca-Guimaraens 1978
Fonseca-Guimaraens 1988
Kopke 1974
Kopke 1989
Offley Boa Vista 1982
Osborne 1970
Quinta do Bomfim
Dow 1986
Quinta do Panascal
Fonseca-Guimaraens 1984


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