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 tastings2
BouquetCrème caramel, roses and chocolate in the nose.Score range15.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Burned sugar but also some old acidity in taste. Quite complex and a nice quite dry and interesting finish.Average score15.50
Last tasted18th May 2024Point this date15.00
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
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:

26th May
Morgan 1991
22nd May
Offley Boa Vista 1983
19th May
Berry Bros 1994
Ferreira 1994
Kopke 1994
Marks & Spencer 1994
Morgan 1994
Pocas Jr 1994
Real Vinicola
Real Companhia Velha 1994
18th May
Barros 1994
Borges & Irmao 1994
Burmester 1994
Dow 1994
Fonseca 1994
Gould Campbell 1994
Graham 1994
Niepoort 1994
Osborne 1994
Pocas Jr 1994
Quarles Harris 1994
Quinta do Castelinho 1994
Quinta da Eira Velha
Martinez 1994
Quinta do Passadouro 1994
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
Romariz 1994
Silva Reis 1994
Skeffington 1994
Smith Woodhouse 1994
Taylor 1994
Symington 1994
Warre 1994


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