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Vallado Adelaide

Quinta do Vallado - Sociedade Agrícola, Lda

Owner J.F.A. Ribeiro and F. Ferreira
Vintage Port Brands Vallado Adelaide

The winery has been known since 1716 and is one of the oldest and most famous Quinta in the Douro Valley. In year 1818 Antonio Bernardo Ferreira, father-in-law to the legendary Dona Antonia Adelaide Ferreira, bought Quinta do Vallado. There are two formative stages in Quinta do Vallado’s history. The first period lasted from 1716 until 1987, when Port was predominantly produced for the Ferreira family and under their label. In 1987 Ferreira was sold to Sogrape but Quinta do Vallado remained in the Ferreira family. The second stage started 1990 when it is instead bottled under the Quinta do Vallado label.

Today the quinta is run by the sixth generation of Dona Antonia Adelaide Ferreira, they i.e. Joao Alvares Ribeiro and Francisco Ferreira, decided to produce their own wines and start using the Quinta do Vallado label. The vintage 2009 provided the opportunity to make a Vintage port for the first time under the quinta label. The name of their first vintage was “Vallado Adelaide Vintage Port” in honour of their famous ancestor.

Vallado Adelaide Vintages:2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseCuvee Adelaide
Quinta do Vallado
Vintage2011
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berry and fruit in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Dark berry in taste. Easy to drink and like with some tannins which are promising. Enjoyable already today but maybe a little short finish.
Last tasted11th September 2014Rating this dateVery Good
CommentIn Quinta do Vallado’s lodge at the trip to Oporto – Douro, Portugal with the Port Wine Club est. 1981 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB
HouseCuvee Adelaide
Quinta do Vallado
Vintage2012
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetQuite closed nose with dark berry and fruit. Still juicy.
TasteMedium body. Dark berry in taste. Quite drinkable and with tannins. Enjoyable but maybe a little short finish.
Last tasted11th September 2014Rating this dateVery Good
CommentIn Quinta do Vallado’s lodge at the trip to Oporto – Douro, Portugal with the Port Wine Club est. 1981 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB
HouseCuvee Adelaide
Quinta do Vallado
Vintage2015
ColourDark blue almost black in color with a purple rimNumber of tastings1
BouquetDark berries, pencil lied, and cherries. Very promising nose but a bit locked at the moment.
TasteTaste of blackberry and other dark berries, rich taste, long finish and soft tannins.
Last tasted24th June 2018Rating this dateVery Impressive
CommentAt Quinta do Vallado’s lodge in the Douro Valley, Portugal.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCuvee Adelaide
Quinta do Vallado
Vintage2016
ColourAlmost black in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetLoaded with dark berry, spiciness and pepper in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Balanced despite lots of tannin. Loaded with fruit. Dark berry, spiciness and pepper in taste with a nice and promising finish.
Last tasted30th November 2018Rating this dateVery Impressive
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Leverkusen, Germany.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS

Old Colheita/Tawny tasting notes:

HouseTribute Adelaide
Quinta do Vallado
Colheita1866
ColourQuite beautiful tawny in colour with an olive green edge.Number of tastings1
BouquetCacao, dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans, some spiciness, oak and old grocery shop in the nose.Bottled
TasteFabulous body with a very high density indeed! Balanced, very complex and elegant. Dark chocolate, cacao, coffee, spiciness and a lot of other very delicious things in taste. The finish seems never to end and is coming back for a long time. Marvellous port indeed! Thanks heaven for these old ports.Score range18.00 - 18.00
Last tasted10th May 2019Point this date18.00
CommentAt the Restaurant Sturehof, Stockholm, Sweden.
TastersSAI

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