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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

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.
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:

22nd November
Graham- Malvedos 1996
21st November
Barros 1998
20th November
Quinta do Vesuvio 1997
15th November
Rocha 1989
14th November
Fonseca 1997
7th November
Madalena
Smith - Woodhouse 1996
Warre 1970
6th November
Graham- Malvedos 1999
31st October
Pocas Jr 2007
Quinta do Panascal
Fonseca-Guimaraens 2001

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