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Quinta do Vale da Mina

Quinta do Vale da Mina - Lemos & van Zeller

Owner Lemos & van Zeller

When the van Zeller family sold Quinta do Noval in 1993, Cristiano van Zeller acquired Quinta do Vale da Mina in 1995. Quinta do Vale da Mina was sold in 2001 to a joint venture company with Jose Maria da Fonseca, a company called José Maria da Fonseca & van Zeller, SA (JMF & VZ). In 2005 Cristiano sold his shares in the company and Quinta do Vale da Mina was sold by JMF & VZ to a local farmer. The brand name, however, still belongs to Cristiano. The first Vintage Port, 1995, was bottled by Niepoort, and the 2003 vintage was produced and bottled by the Jose Maria da Fonseca & van Zellers joint venture company.

Quinta do Vale da Mina Vintages:1995, 2003

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseVale da MinaVintage2003
ColourDark blue in colour with a red rim.Number of tastings2
BouquetDark cherry, mulberry and blackberry in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.40
TasteRather full-bodied. Still tannic and will of course develop but balanced and quite complex. Blackberry and mulberry in taste. Quite long and attractive finish.Average score16.20
Last tasted12th January 2018Point this date16.00
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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