Manuel da Silva Reis & Cia. Lda
|Owner||Silva Reis family|
|Vineyards||Quinta das Carvalhas|
When Manuel Silva Reis was 13 years old in the mid-1930s he got a job in the Port Industry. He was hard working and worked his way up some times with a bit too smart ideas. In 1956 he became general manager of the Souza Guedes & Irmao Port Company which he took over later on. In 1960 he bought the Real Companhia Velha and in 1963 the table wine company Real Vinicola. During the1960s and 1970s he bought 13 different wine companies but the Carnation Group of 1974 signified that he had to go into exile in Brazil but he returned to his company and bought Suosa Guedes & Irmao in 1975 and in that bargain Quinta das Carvalhas was included. His son Pedro entered the company in the 1980s.
|Silva Reis Vintages:||1966, 1967, 1977, 1980, 1994, 1995|
|Colour||Mature almost tawny in colour.||Number of tastings||8|
|Bouquet||Burned sugar, fudge, crème caramel but not quite clean in the nose.||Score range||14.50 - 15.25|
|Taste||Medium body. Mature and past its peak. Dry. Burned sugar in taste. Quite complex and a nice and interesting but short finish.||Average score||15.28|
|Last tasted||30th July 2013||Point this date||14.75|
|Comment||At home with the family.|
3 bottles have been defect.
In 2010 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
|Tasters||SAI, JB, SS|
|Colour||Tawny in colour.||Number of tastings||1|
|Bouquet||Colheita bouquet with burned sugar and candy. Elegant.||Bottled||1961|
|Taste||Medium body. Mature and tasty with burned candy in taste and a complex but quite short finish.||Score range||16.25 - 16.25|
|Last tasted||22nd January 2006||Point this date||16.25|
|Comment||At the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö||Tasters||SAI, JB|