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Souza Guedes & Irmao

Souza Guedes & Irmao Lda

Founded 1851
Owner Silva Reis family
Vintage Port Brands Souza Guedes & Irmao, Guedes

The founder of this house was Miguel de Souza Guedes in 1851. The name Souza Guedes & Irmao is known since 1909. Miguel de Souza Guedes bought Quinta de Seixo during the 1870s and sold the quinta to Ferreira in 1979. He also bought Quinta das Carvalhas in 1880 and it was not until then that quinta start produce Port Wine. This quinta has produced Single Vintage Quinta Port. He included other neighbouring quintas such as Quinta das Baratas in 1886, Quinta das Covades, Quinta do Zeferino in 1899, Quinta das Monteiras in 1926 and Quinta das Galgas, Quinta da Cascakheira, Quinta da Plombeira and lastly Quinta da Cruz. In 1965 this port house was bought by Silva Reis and became a part of Real Companhia Velha and Quinta das Carvalhas was included in the deal.

Guedes Vintages:1970, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1985
Souza Guedes & Irmao Vintages:1881*, 1908*, 1921*, 1958
Quinta das Carvalhas Vintages:1962, 1963
Quinta do Seixo Vintages:1960

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseSouza, Guedes & IrmaoVintage1958
ColourMature yellow and amber in colour. Quite beautiful.Number of tastings2
BouquetCoffee, tea, cacao, butterscotch some crème caramel and Christmas spiciness and mint in the nose.Score range15.90 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature, peaking and on top. Crème caramel and butterscotch and much more in taste. Balanced, with lovely sweetness and elegant port with a complex and long finish. Very good indeed.Average score16.20
Last tasted17th November 2016Point this date16.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Semi-Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2016 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGuedes
Comp. Geral de Agriculture das Vinhos
Vintage1977
ColourYellow mature quite beautiful in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetSome ether, old hospital and pharmacy rather attractive in the nose.Score range14.90 - 14.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and even old with some unbalanced acidity but still quite elegant and attractive. Easy to drink and a nice finish.Average score
Last tasted15th April 2017Point this date14.90
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGuedes
Comp. Geral de Agriculture das Vinhos
Vintage1978
ColourYellow very mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetSome ether, old hospital and pharmacy in the nose.Score range14.00 - 14.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and tired port but balanced and still drinkable with old hospital, pharmacy and some volatile acidity in taste.Average score
Last tasted17th January 2019Point this date14.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Tasting in Malmö.
We have had different opinions about this port.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGuedes
Comp. Geral de Agriculture das Vinhos
Vintage1983
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetCinnamon, roses and some spiciness but also a hint of ether and pharmacy in the nose.Score range14.40 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and even a bit old. Had been better. Spiciness and roses but also some pharmacy in taste. Sweet. Easy to drink. A little short finish. Drink up!Average score14.93
Last tasted16th March 2017Point this date14.40
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
1 bottle has been defect.

In 2017 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGuedes
Real Comp. Velha
Vintage1985
ColourStill rather dark ruby in colour but yellow mature rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetPharmacy and volatile acidity but also some orange zest and herbs in the nose.Score range13.25 - 13.25
TasteMedium body Quite hard to enjoy due to the volatile acidity but with sweetness anyhow.Average score
Last tasted19th September 2020Point this date13.25
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle was defect.

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

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