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Vista Alegre

Vallegre Vinhos do Porto, SA

Founded 1973
Owner Vallegre, Vinhos do Porto, S. A.
Vineyards Quinta da Vista Alegre, Quinta de Longo, Quinta de Vilharina, Quint da Lameira
Vintage Port Brands Quinta da Vista Alegre, Quinta Valle Longo

The origins of Quinta da Vista Alegre are from the 19th century. In 1973, Agrícola Barros that belongs to the Cunha Barros family bought the quinta. The company that explores Quinta uses presently the name of Vallegre, Vinhos do Porto, S.A. as a modification of its company name in 1998. The company's shareholders represent the fifth generation of a family deeply rooted in the Douro Region who’s export activity begun more than fifty years ago.

Vista Alegre Vintages:1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017
Quinta Valle Longo Vintages:2003, 2005, 2007, 2011

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseVista AlegreVintage1994
ColourRather mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings7
BouquetMature red berries, fudge, coffee, tea and chocolate in the nose.Score range14.75 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Mature port Easy to drink and like. Probably on top. Cacao in flavour. Attractive finish.Average score15.19
Last tasted22nd January 2018Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
1 bottle has been defect.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseVista AlegreVintage1996
ColourDark blue in colour with a mature yellow rim.Number of tastings4
BouquetDried red fruit, cherry and tobacco in the nose.Score range14.75 - 15.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and easy to drink. Berry in flavour. Easy to drink and will not be much better. Rather one dimensional but with a nice and rather short finish.Average score14.97
Last tasted22nd January 2018Point this date14.75
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
1 bottle has been defect.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseVista AlegreVintage1997
ColourDark ruby in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings4
BouquetDark cherry, sweet liquorice and chocolate in the nose.Score range14.50 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Almost on top now and for some years to come, still some soft tannins. Dark sweet cherries in flavour. Lovely and balanced finish. Will probably still improve a little.Average score15.30
Last tasted22nd January 2018Point this date15.90
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseVista AlegreVintage1998
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetJuicy and dark berry in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Immature and lots of tannin. Aggressive and very hard to swallow. Nice finish. Will be interesting to follow.
Last tasted5th November 2001Rating this dateImpressive
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseVista AlegreVintage1999
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCandy, butterscotch, toffee and cream candy on the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Quite complex and balanced but will probably not be better. Candy, cream candy and toffee in taste with a delicate and seductive finish. Drink and enjoy it!Average score
Last tasted4th November 2019Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseVista AlegreVintage2000
ColourDark intense ruby with a yellow rim.Number of tastings6
BouquetLovely mulberry and fruity nose with liquorice.Score range14.50 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Very fruity flavour. Balanced and very attractive port with a promising and lovely finish. Easy to drink and like. Modern port style.Average score15.39
Last tasted22nd January 2018Point this date16.40
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseVista AlegreVintage2001
ColourBlack and youthful in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetDark cherry and mulberry in the nose with dark chocolate and liquorice.Score range15.00 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Quite immature with still lots of tannins. Mulberry and liquorice in flavour. Nice and quite attractive finish. Will be interesting to follow.Average score15.38
Last tasted22nd January 2018Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseVista AlegreVintage2003
ColourDark intense ruby in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetDark cherry, roasted coffee and some black tea in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.25
TasteMedium body. Lots of tannins and quite dry mouthfeel with a medium long finish.Average score15.25
Last tasted22nd January 2018Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
1 bottle has been defect.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseVista AlegreVintage2004
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetStill juicy and fruity in the nose.Score range
TasteMedium body. Immature and lots of tannin. Loaded with fruit but easy to drink and like. Rather nice finish but will never be a long runner.Average score
Last tasted27th June 2009Point this date14.40
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 trip to Douro.
TastersSAI
HouseVista AlegreVintage2005
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetVery juicy and fruity in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Immature and lots of tannin but quite easy to swallow. Astonishing to appreciate and easy to drink and like. Rather short finish. Will this be a promising port?
Last tasted11th November 2007Rating this dateGood
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseVista AlegreVintage2007
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetVery juicy and fruity bouquet.
TasteMedium body. Immature and tannic but quite easy to swallow. Astonishing to appreciate and easy to drink and like. Rather short finish. No long runner we think.
Last tasted1st November 2010Rating this dateGood
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseVista AlegreVintage2009
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetVery fruity and berry in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Immature and tannic but quite easy to swallow. Astonishing to appreciate. A modern port. Nice finish. No long runner we think.
Last tasted7th November 2011Rating this dateVery Good
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseVista AlegreVintage2011
ColourBlack in colour with a purple rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetFruit and dark berries in the nose.
TasteFruit, and berries in taste. Modern style with soft tannins.
Last tasted4th November 2013Rating this dateVery Good
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersJB
HouseVista AlegreVintage2017
ColourDark ruby in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berries such as dark cherry, blueberry and mulberry in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Lovely tannins but balanced and attractive. Loaded with dark berries and mature fruit in the mouth with a quite balanced and long finish. Quite impressive port.
Last tasted4th November 2019Rating this dateImpressive
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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