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Quinta do Vale Meão

Quinta do Vale Meão - F. Olazabal & Filhos Lda

Owner F. Olazabal & Filhos Lda

This quinta belonged to Dona Antonia Adelaide Ferreira who bought it in 1877 and was the last great achievement of the legendary Lady of the Douro. The quinta has remained in the family and is today owned by her great-great grandson Fransisco Olazabal Nicolau de Almeida and when he left Ferreira in 1998, he and his son started making port wine from this quinta.

Quinta do Vale Meao Vintages:2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseQuinta do Vale MeaoVintage2000
ColourQuite dark but with a yellow mature edge in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berries such as mulberry, blackberry and some lovely herbs and also spiciness in the nose.Score range16.40 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Lots of lovely and round tannins and will develop and be better. Balanced and still loaded with dark berries and fruit and some distinct herbs and spiciness in taste. Very easy to drink and enjoy with a long, very attractive and promising finish. Lovely port.Average score
Last tasted16th September 2021Point this date16.40
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Vale MeaoVintage2001
ColourQuite dark but with yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetCandy, butterscotch, cacao, milk chocolate and some dark berries in the nose.Score range16.40
TasteMedium body. Quite mature and almost peaking. Balanced and very complex and tasty. Quite sweet with a long quite long, intensive and elegant finish.Average score15.88
Last tasted24th November 2023Point this date16.40
CommentTasted at the Douro Boys’ Master class at the Port Wine Festival in Leverkusen, Germany.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Vale MeaoVintage2002
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetJuicy and dark cherry in the nose.Score range14.90 - 14.90
TasteMedium body. Immature and lots of tannin. Easy to swallow. Fruity in flavour and a nice finish.Average score
Last tasted11th November 2007Point this date14.90
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Vale MeaoVintage2004
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetJuicy and very fruity in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Immature and lots of tannin. Hard to swallow. Dark berry in flavour and a nice but short finish.
Last tasted11th November 2007Rating this dateGood
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Vale MeaoVintage2008
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetJuicy and very fruity in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Immature and lots of tannin. Hard to swallow. Dark berry in flavour and a nice long finish. A promising port.
Last tasted7th November 2011Rating this dateVery Good/ Impressive
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Vale MeaoVintage2013
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetJuicy and very fruity in the nose. Minty and fresh.
TasteMedium body. Immature and lots of tannin. Juice and dark berry in flavour and a nice long finish. A promising port.
Last tasted22nd April 2016Rating this dateImpressive
CommentAt the Big Fortified Tasting in London, Great Britain.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersJB
HouseQuinta do Vale MeaoVintage2014
ColourQuite dark ruby but yellow mature rim in colourNumber of tastings1
BouquetDark berries such as mulberry, cherry, black berry but also cacao and some chocolate in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.00
TasteMedium body. Quite mature and very easy to drink and enjoy but will improve. Balanced and quite complex with dark berries and cacao in taste. The finish is lovely. Just enjoy it!Average score
Last tasted5th March 2022Point this date15.00
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB
HouseQuinta do Vale MeaoVintage2015
ColourDark ruby with just a hint of a yellow edge in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berries such as mulberry, cherry, black berry and mature fruit in the nose.Score range15.40 - 15.40
TasteMedium body. Easy to drink and enjoy but with lovely and round tannins and will improve. Balanced and quite complex with lots of dark berries and mature fruit in taste. The finish is lovely, quite long and very promising.Average score
Last tasted5th March 2022Point this date15.40
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB
HouseQuinta do Vale MeaoVintage2016
ColourDark ruby but with a yellow edge in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetDark cherry, dark berry, cacao, some coffee and chocolate in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.25
TasteMedium body. Immature with some very soft, elegant tannin which makes it nice to drink and enjoy already now but will improve. Balanced and rather elegant. Sweet with dark berry, cacao and old grocery shop in taste and with an attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted5th March 2022Point this date15.25
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Vale MeaoVintage2017
ColourDark ruby in colourNumber of tastings3
BouquetMulberry, blackberry, dried fruit and dark berry in the nose but also some cacao and chocolate.Score range15.25 - 15.25
TasteMedium body. Balanced but with lovely, quite round tannins which will make it exciting to follow. Balanced and quite elegant and loaded with fruit and dark berry in taste and with a complex and elegant finish. Very promising indeedAverage score
Last tasted5th March 2022Point this date15.25
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Vale MeaoVintage2019
ColourDark ruby in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetDark berries such as mulberry, dark cherry, black berry and some blue berry in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Round and lovely tannins but this port is very easy, maybe too easy to drink and enjoy today. Balanced and tasty with dark berries and fruit in taste. Very elegant and enjoyable with an attractive finish but it maybe ends too soon. What will be?
Last tasted4th November 2022Rating this dateVery Good/ Impressive
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Festival in Leverkusen, Germany.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Vale MeaoVintage2021
ColourDark ruby in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berries such as mulberry and black berry, mint and cherry in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Quite sweet but with a dry finish. A lot of tannins. Elegant and enjoyable with an attractive finish.
Last tasted24th November 2023Rating this dateImpressive
CommentTasted at the Portweinmesse in Leverkusen, Germany.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersJB

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