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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, Insignia

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, 2018
Quinta Valle Longo Vintages:2003, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2017
Insígnia Vintages:1998, 1999, 2000, 2004

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseQuinta da Vista AlegreVintage1994
ColourRather mature ruby with yellow edge in colour.Number of tastings8
BouquetA bit dusty nose with cacao, roasted nuts, fudge, coffee and chocolate in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Mature port Easy to drink and like. Probably on top. Sweet and easy to drink with cacao in flavour. A bit short in finish.Average score15.25
Last tasted23rd November 2019Point this date15.50
CommentAt Peter Andersen’s Vintage 1994 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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
ColourStill rather dark but with a hint of yellow mature edge in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetCream candy, candy, vanilla, some cacao and coffee beans in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Still quite immature with lots of quite attractive tannins and will be better. Balanced and very tasty with candy, cream candy, butterscotch, cacao and coffee beans. Quite long and tannic finish. Lovely port indeed.Average score
Last tasted30th August 2020Point this date16.00
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseVista AlegreVintage1999
ColourYellow mature in colour but still rather dark.Number of tastings2
BouquetCandy, butterscotch, toffee, some cacao, French plums and cream candy in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Rather mature and almost peaking. Balanced and quite complex and but will probably not be much better. Candy, cream candy and toffee in taste with a delicate and seductive finish. Drink and enjoy it!Average score
Last tasted15th August 2020Point this date16.00
CommentTasted at home with the family.
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 tastings2
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 tasted29th November 2019Rating this dateImpressive
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Festival in Leverkusen, Germany.

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

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