Est. 2011

Silva Reis

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

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseSilva ReisVintage1977
ColourMature almost tawny in colour.Number of tastings8
BouquetBurned sugar, fudge, crème caramel but not quite clean in the nose.Score range14.50 - 15.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and past its peak. Dry. Burned sugar in taste. Quite complex and a nice and interesting but short finish.Average score15.28
Last tasted30th July 2013Point this date14.75
CommentAt 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.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseSilva ReisVintage1994
ColourA bit pale ruby with mature yellow edge.Number of tastings1
BouquetCrème caramel, roses and chocolate in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Burned sugar in taste. Quite complex and a nice quite dry and interesting finish.Average score
Last tasted23rd November 2019Point this date16.00
CommentAt Peter Andersen's Vintage 1994 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

Old Colheita/Tawny tasting notes:

HouseSilva ReisColheita1938
ColourTawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetColheita bouquet with burned sugar and candy. Elegant.Bottled1961
TasteMedium body. Mature and tasty with burned candy in taste and a complex but quite short finish.Score range16.25 - 16.25
Last tasted22nd January 2006Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö
TastersSAI, JB

Last tasted:

17th February
Quinta de Santa Eufemia 2014
14th February
Taylor 1970
11th February
Duff Gordon 1995
10th February
A. Mouchart
Duoro Wine Growers & Shippers Association 1974
7th February
Borges & Irmao 1994
C. da Silva 1994
Delaforce 1994
Duff Gordon
Osborne 1994
Gilberts 1994
Graham 1994
Niepoort 1994
Quinta de Ervamoira
Ramos Pinto 1994
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
Ramos Pinto 1994
Taylor 1994
Warre 1994


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