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Skeffington

Skeffington Vinhos, Lda

Founded at the end of 19th century
Owner Taylor – Fonseca
Vineyards None

Charles Neville Skeffington founded this House in the end of 19th century as partner of the Yeatman family. Skeffington is one of the least known port wine houses. Skeffington do not own any vineyards, but the base of their Vintage is sourced from Quinta de Vale dos Muros.

Skeffington Vintages:1977, 1983, 1985, 1989, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2016, 2017

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseSkeffingtonVintage1983
ColourYellow mature in colour almost tawnyNumber of tastings3
BouquetMostly burned sugar and some crème caramel in the nose but not so complex any more.Score range14.75 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Mostly burned sugar in flavour. Balanced port with a attractive finish.Average score15.67
Last tasted29th September 2011Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseSkeffingtonVintage1985
ColourYellow mature quite nice colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetComplex nose of candy, crème caramel, toffee and old grocery shop.Score range16.40 - 16.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Elegant and balanced port with toffee, cream candy, crème caramel in taste. Long, lovely and very attractive finish.Average score16.58
Last tasted17th September 2020Point this date16.40
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2020 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseSkeffingtonVintage1994
ColourStill very dark ruby but with a yellow edge in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berry, blackberry, mulberry, vanilla and toffee in the nose.Score range17.40 - 17.40
TasteFull-bodied. Still some tannins and will be better. Dark berries and liquorice in the taste. Balanced and complex with a long, attractive and lovely finish. Should be interesting to follow!Average score
Last tasted23rd November 2019Point this date17.40
CommentAt Peter Andersen's Vintage 1994 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseSkeffingtonVintage1997
ColourStill very dark blue but with a yellow edge in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berry, blackberry, mulberry, cacao, coffee and toffee in the nose.Score range16.50 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Still some soft tannin but very tasty with cacao, toffee and dark berry and much more in the mouth. Will be better but is very enjoyable already now. Balanced and complex but with a long, attractive and lovely finish. Should be interesting to follow!Average score
Last tasted20th February 2016Point this date16.50
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS

Last tasted:

27th March
Maia
Douro Wine Shippers and Growers Association 1982
Rei Manuel
Real Comp. Velha 1982
13th March
Rocha 1997
Sao Pedro das Aguias 2008
5th March
Blackett 2013
Boeira 2018
Burmester 2017
Butler-Nephew 2003
Butler-Nephew 2017
Dalva
C. da Silva 2016
DR 2002
Quinta dos Malvedos
Graham 2010
Kopke 2017
Kranemann 2009
Kranemann 2018
Messias 2018
Noble & Murat 2016
Pocas Jr 2013
Portal 2007
Quarles Harris 1977
Quarles Harris 1980
Quevedo 2016
Quinta do Arnozelo
Burmester 2015
Quinta do Bomfim
Dow 2009
Quinta do Bomfim
Dow 2019
Quinta da Cavadinha
Warre 2019
Quinta da Devesa 2018
Quinta da Devesa 2019
Quinta do Javali 2017
Quinta de Marrocos 2011
Quinta dos Muros
Portal 2018
Quinta da Pacheca 2003
Pacheca 2017
Pacheca 2018
Quinta do Retiro Novo
Wiese & Krohn 2004
Quinta do Retiro Novo
Wiese & Krohn 2011
Quinta da Roeda
Croft 1995
Quinta de la Rosa 2018
Quinta de Santa Eufemia 2014
Quinta Seara d’Ordens 2005
Quinta Seara d’Ordens 2019
Quinta Senhora da Ribeira
Dow 2002
Quinta Senhora da Ribeira
Dow 2019
Quinta das Tecedeiras 2016
Quinta das Tecedeiras 2017
Quinta do Vale Meao 2014
Quinta do Vale Meao 2015
Quinta do Vale Meao 2016
Quinta do Vale Meao 2017
Quinta de Vargellas
Taylor 2005
Quinta do Vesuvio 2001
Rio Bom 2007
San Leonardo 2015
Taylor 2018
Vasques de Carvalho 2016
Viera de Sousa 2015
Warre 2000
Wiese & Krohn 2003
Wiese & Krohn 2005

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