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Vasconcellos

Owner Stephen Christie

The company is said to be owned by Christies family with a history in the Port trade. However, they sold their stocks of port to Sandeman in 1989. They shipped vintage port under the name of Gonzales- Byass and Butler-Nephew. Gonzales Byass was purchased in 1983.

Vasconcellos Vintages:1965, 1975, 1989, 2000, 2003

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseVasconcellos
Gonzales-Byass
Vintage1965
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetRather generous bouquet of butterscotch, crème caramel, herbs and toffee in the nose.Score range15.90 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Elegant and balanced with fudge and butterscotch in taste. Easy to drink and like. A nice and attractive and quite long finish.Average score16.20
Last tasted21st January 2016Point this date16.50
CommentIn the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseVasconcellosVintage1975
ColourStill rather dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetA quite nice bouquet with toffee, candy, roasted coffee beans and some herbs in the nose.Score range16.40 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Will not be better but elegant and quite sweet. Still some acidity and toffee, roasted coffee beans and candy in taste and quite attractive finish even if it is not so long.Average score
Last tasted18th July 2020Point this date16.40
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseVasconcellosVintage1989
ColourYellow mature and very beautiful in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetElegant and attractive bouquet with spiciness and herbs especially basilica and thyme in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balance and quite complex with thyme and basilica in taste. A lovely port to drink today. Drink up. We do not think it will be better. The finish is quite delicious and attractive but maybe a little short.Average score16.00
Last tasted21st November 2019Point this date16.00
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2019 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseVasconcellosVintage2000
ColourStill quite dark bur yellow mature edge in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetQuite elegant bouquet of dark cherry, blue berry, mulberry, blackberry and mature fruit.Score range15.25 - 15.25
TasteMedium body. Still soft but lovely and attractive tannin. Balanced but dry. Elegant and mulberry and blackberry In taste. Easy to drink and enjoy today with attractive and quite long finish.Average score
Last tasted21st January 2016Point this date15.25
CommentIn the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseVasconcellosVintage2003
ColourVery dark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berry, mulberry, black berry and fruit in the nose.Score range14.90 - 14.90
TasteMedium body. Still immature with lots of tannin. Dry but balanced. Dark berry and mulberry in taste. A nice but a little short finish. Modern type of port.Average score
Last tasted21st January 2016Point this date14.90
CommentIn the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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