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Wiese & Krohn

Wiese & Krohn Suc:rs, Lda.

Founded 1865
Owner Fladgate Partnership (Taylor-Fonseca Group)
Vineyards Quinta do Retiro Novo
Vintage Port Brands Wiese & Krohn, Quinta do Retiro Novo

The Company was founded in 1865 by Theodor Wiese and Dankert Krohn, two Norwegians initially engaged in the codfish trade. Since the ships which brought the codfish to Portugal should, for economic reasons, return to the North of Europe charged with Portuguese goods, Wiese & Krohn soon discovered the ideal way of putting into practice this basic principle and founded their own Port House. Although keeping its original name Wiese & Krohn has been entirely Portuguese for almost 60 years. In fact, in 1910 Edmundo Falcão Carneiro joined the company and gradually purchased the interests of the other partners and in 1937 he was the sole owner. The third generation of Falcão Corsairs is now operating the firm. Its activity takes place both in Vila Nova de Gaia, where the Ports are matured and bottled in old Cellars and in the Douro Wine District where the company has Quinta do Retiro Novo in the Rio Torto Valley, which they bought in 1989. It was formerly known as Quinta do Lapa belonging to the Magalhaes family. In 2013 Wiese & Krohn was bought by Taylor-Fonseca Group, which took a major step in strengthening its position in the tawny and colheita market.

Quinta do Retiro Novo It was acquired of Manuel Magalhaes and remained in his family until his grand-daughter Maria Leonor Magalhaes Bacelar sold it to Wiese & Krohn in 1989.

Wiese & Krohn Vintages:1917*, 1927, 1931, 1934, 1935, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1970, 1975, 1978, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1991, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2016, 2017
Quinta do Retiro Novo Vintages:1997, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseWiese & KrohnVintage1957
ColourStill medium dark brilliant ruby with yellow mature rim in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetToffee, fudge, crème caramel, cream candy, cacao, liquorice and ginger in the nose.Score range17.25 - 17.25
TasteLovely body. Mature and peaking but with some very soft but attractive tannins and will maybe even develop a little more. Balanced and very attractive with toffee, crème caramel and lots of liquorice in the mouth. The finish is very complex and long. A wonderful, very exciting port indeed! Just drink it and love it!Average score
Last tasted30th July 2022Point this date17.25
CommentTasted at home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseWiese & KrohnVintage1958
ColourStill rather dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetSweetness, candy, butter-scotch, Christmas spiciness, cacao and liquorice in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking and absolutely on top! Balanced and complex port with butterscotch and candy in taste. Very elegant with a quite long and very attractive finish.Average score16.42
Last tasted17th November 2016Point this date16.75
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
HouseWiese & KrohnVintage1960
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCrème caramel, cinnamon and burned sugar in the nose.Score range16.40 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Quite elegant. Burned sugar in flavour. Complex port with an attractive and nice finish.Average score
Last tasted15th November 2007Point this date16.40
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdals Private Collection.

In 2007 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseWiese & KrohnVintage1961
ColourYellow and very beautiful and attractive in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetSweet liquorice, some ginger, cacao, sweetmeats and some old grocery shop in the nose.Score range17.25 - 17.25
TasteMedium body. Mature, peaking and balanced with some nice old acidity. Complex and very elegant with lots of sweet liquorice and cacao in taste. A very elegant and seductive finish. Just enjoy it!Average score
Last tasted1st August 2019Point this date17.25
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseWiese & KrohnVintage1963
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetCrème caramel burned sugar, coffee, Sultan raisin and bitter chocolate in the nose.Score range16.00 - 17.40
TasteQuite full-bodied. Mature and at its peak. Elegant, balanced and complex port with a long and quite attractive finish.Average score16.81
Last tasted21st November 2013Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdals Private Collection.

In 2005 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
In 2013 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseWiese & KrohnVintage1965
ColourVery beautiful yellow, mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetSome pharmacy, liquorice, cacao, coffee and much more in the nose.Score range16.50 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Will not be better so it is high time to enjoy this port. Liquorice and cacao in taste. Balanced and a complex port with a long and attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted3rd August 2015Point this date16.50
CommentThe family on vacation in Skagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseWiese & KrohnVintage1967
ColourYellow, mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetRoasted coffee, cacao,, dries fruit, cream and some pharmacy in the noseScore range15.90 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced cacao, roasted coffee and some pharmacy in the taste but quite complex with a quite nice finish.Average score
Last tasted3rd August 2015Point this date15.90
CommentThe family on vacation in Skagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseWiese & KrohnVintage1970
ColourStill dark blue in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings4
BouquetBurned sugar, coffee and crème caramel in the nose.Score range16.25 - 17.25
TasteQuite elegant body. Mature and at its peak. Complex and balanced with an attractive finish.Average score16.73
Last tasted13th November 2008Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and Ole Vesterdal Private Collection.

In 2008 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseWiese & KrohnVintage1975
ColourYellow mature very beautiful in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetButter-scotch, toffee, crème caramel, sweet liquorice and much more in the nose.Score range17.25 - 17.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and absolutely on top. Elegant, balanced and very tasty with salt liquorice, roasted coffee, butter-scotch and toffee in the mouth. Quite complex with a long and very attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted9th September 2017Point this date17.25
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseWiese & KrohnVintage1978
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetCherry, boysenberry and dark berry in the nose.Score range15.40 - 15.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and probably peaking. Sweet. Balanced but with some soft tannins. Cacao in flavour. Quite nice finish.Average score
Last tasted15th November 2012Point this date15.40
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
2 bottles have been defect.

In 2012 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseWiese & KrohnVintage1982
ColourA beautiful, yellow mature colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetChocolate, cacao, coffee, fudge tea and much more in the nose.Score range14.90 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Elegant and very tasty. Sweet and chocolate in flavour. Elegant and complex port with a lovely and attractive finish.Average score15.72
Last tasted20th November 2014Point this date16.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.

In 2014 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseWiese & KrohnVintage1984
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetGenerous nose of pharmacy, old hospital and ether.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and at its peak. Elegant. Pharmacy in flavour. Still knit together with an attractive finish but will not live much longer. Drink up.Average score
Last tasted29th September 2011Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseWiese & KrohnVintage1985
ColourYellow very mature almost tawny in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetToffee, zest of an orange, cacao, dark chocolate, raisin and dried fruit in the nose.Score range15.00 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced and quite complex. Burned sugar, sweet liquorice and some dark chocolate in flavour with a nice, quite attractive and lovely sweet finish.Average score15.63
Last tasted17th September 2020Point this date15.50
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
HouseWiese & KrohnVintage1991
ColourDark blue in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings2
BouquetCrème caramel, cacao and coffee in the nose.Score range15.40 - 15.40
TasteFull-bodied. Immature with soft and attractive tannin. Elegant and quite complex but will be better. Nice and long finish. Looking forward to taste it again.Average score15.40
Last tasted6th November 2008Point this date15.40
CommentIn a friend’s home.
TastersSAI, JB
HouseWiese & KrohnVintage1995
ColourStill quite dark but yellow in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetFigs, toffee, candy and fudge in the nose.Score range15.40 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Rather mature and elegant but still some soft tannins. Toffee and fudge in taste. Rather complex with a quite attractive finish.Average score15.58
Last tasted18th September 2014Point this date15.40
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseWiese & KrohnVintage2003
ColourStill rather dark but yellow mature rim in colour.Number of tastings6
BouquetDark chocolate, cacao, toffee, cream candy, crème caramel and some spiciness but also still dark berries in the nose.Score range15.40 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Almost mature and just a hint of soft tannin. Almost peaking. Dark chocolate, cacao, toffee, crème caramel and spiciness in taste. Balanced, quite sweet and elegant with a lovely finish.Average score15.77
Last tasted5th October 2022Point this date15.40
CommentTasted at home in 9th International Online Vintage Tasting with our German Port Friends from World of Port.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseWiese & KrohnVintage2005
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetCoffee, cacao, chocolate, creme caramel, mint and old grocery chop in the nose.Score range15.75 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced and tasty with chocolate, cacao, mint and crème caramel in the mouth. Complex, rather elegant and with a rather long finish.Average score15.88
Last tasted5th March 2022Point this date16.00
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseWiese & KrohnVintage2007
ColourBeautiful, yellow mature edge in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetToffee, butterscotch, sweet liquorice, some cacao and a lot of candy and some paprika in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Still some very elegant tannin and will be better of course. Balance and complex. Very easy to drink and enjoy. Sweet liquorice, cacao and toffee in taste and some “King of Denmark’s candy”. Lovely and very elegant finish. An exciting port indeed.Average score16.18
Last tasted4th November 2019Point this date16.40
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseWiese & KrohnVintage2011
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetFruit and berries in the nose.
TasteFruity with a taste of berries.
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
HouseWiese & KrohnVintage2016
ColourDark ruby in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetDark berries such as mulberry and black berry but also dried fruit and cacao in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Balanced and round, attractive tannins. but elegant and easy to drink. Sweet with a lovely, long an quite tannic finish. Will be interesting to follow. Very promising indeed!Average score
Last tasted31st March 2022Point this date15.50
CommentTasted at the Big Fortified Tasting in London, Great Britain.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseWiese & KrohnVintage2017
ColourDark ruby with a yellow edge in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetGenerous bouquet of mature dark berries such as mulberries, black berries and dark cherries but also some toffee and cream candy in the nose.Score range15.90 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Delicate and quite attractive tannins but balanced and quite complex port. Easy to drink and enjoy already today but will of course be better. Toffee, cram candy, dark berries and some violets and roses in taste with a quite long and attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted7th November 2022Point this date15.90
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

Old Colheita/Tawny tasting notes:

HouseKrohn ReserveColheita1900
ColourTawny with an olive green rim in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetBurned sugar and pharmacy in the nose.Bottled1996
TasteMedium body. Burned colheita taste with quite pronounced acidity. Quite complex with a long and attractive finish.Score range15.50 - 15.50
Last tasted16th May 2002Point this date15.50
CommentThe Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen
TastersSAI, JB

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