Est. 2011


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:

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
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
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
ColourMedium dark ruby with yellow edge in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetCacao, dark chocolate, coffee, fudge, toffee and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Will not be better but is on top today. Balanced and very tasty with cacao, toffee and dark chocolate and much more in the mouth and is very enjoyable. Very easy to drink and enjoy with a long, quite attractive and lovely finish.Average score16.25
Last tasted30th May 2023Point this date16.25
CommentTasted at home in 13th International Online Vintage Tasting with our German Port Friends from World of Port.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

Last tasted:

20th April
Rozes 2006
19th April
Graham 1991
13th April
Ramos Pinto 2004
10th April
Fonseca 1977
Fonseca 2017
Quinta de Vargellas
Taylor 2005
Taylor 1977
Taylor 1997
Taylor 2017
1st April
Graham’s Malvedos 1987


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