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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
ColourStill quite dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetToffee, chocolate, some cacao, menthol and eucalyptus in the noseScore range15.90 - 16.40
TasteMedium bodied. Mature and peaking. Balanced and quite complex with toffee, chocolate, cacao, eucalyptus and menthol in taste. Elegant and very easy to drink and enjoy with a quite long and quite dry and attractive finish.Average score16.10
Last tasted21st April 2021Point this date15.90
CommentTasted at home in Second International Online Vintage Tasting with our German Port Friends from World of Port.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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