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Vintage Port 1908

VintageRatingBroad-
bent
SucklingDeclared housesKnown brandsComment
1908Outstanding to Classic5942637

Declared brands that we know of are the following 37:

1908:Burmester
Butler Nephew
Calem
Cockburn
Croft
Delaforce
Dow's
Feist
Ferreira
Feuerheerd
Fonseca
Gilbey
Gonzalez Roriz
Gould Campbell
Graham's
Harvey
Hooper
Hunt
Kopke
Mackenzie
Martinez
Morgan
Offley Boa Vista
Quinta da Romaneira
Quinta de Roriz
Quinta do Junco
Quinta do Noval
Rebello Valente
Sandeman
Smith Woodhouse
Souza Guedes & Irmao
Stormouth Tait
Taylor
Tuke Holdsworth
Val de Mendiz
van Zellers
Warre

HouseCockburnVintage1908
ColourWonderful mature yellow in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetElegant, complex aromas from pharmacy, old grocery shop and much more.Score range16.00 - 17.90
TasteFull-bodied. Elegant magnificent, complex port with a wonderful finish of mint and liquorice. It seems never to end!!Average score16.95
Last tasted12th November 2009Point this date17.90
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This is maybe the greatest of all Cockburn together with 1927.

In 2009 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFerreiraVintage1908
ColourBeautiful tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCreme caramel, burned sugar, sweet liquorice, nutmeg, vanilla and candy in the noseScore range16.40 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Balanced, very matured and even old but delicate to drink and enjoy. Creme caramel, burned sugar, nutmeg some liquorice and quite sweet in taste. Have a quite attractive and rather intensive finish but drink up. Will not at all be better.Average score
Last tasted23rd December 2019Point this date16.40
CommentTasted at home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseHooperVintage1908
ColourMature tawny colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetNutty and pharmacy in the nose. Elegant.Score range18.00 - 18.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Complex. Wonderful long finish. Extraordinary port indeed.Average score
Last tasted3rd May 1986Point this date18.00
CommentAt a tasting in a friend’s home in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI
HouseQuinta do Junco
Borges & Irmao
Vintage1908
ColourTawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetQuite shy in the nose with chocolate, burned sugar candy and some vanilla but also some pharmacy.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteHardly medium body but of course mature and quite old in taste with a hint of unbalanced acidity. Quite sweet and anyhow easy to drink and enjoy with a taste of burned sugar, candy and vanilla. The finish is rather short and a little unbalanced.Average score
Last tasted23rd December 2019Point this date15.50
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseSandemanVintage1908
ColourBeautiful, mature amber in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetVery complex nose of orange zest, rosemary, butterscotch, cacao, old hospital and crème caramel.Score range19.25 - 19.25
TasteLovely body. Mature of course and very tasty with rosemary, orange zest, crème caramel and lots of other things. Sweet but balanced and very complex with a marvellous and almost incredible finish. Thanks’ heaven for wonderful Port WineAverage score
Last tasted25th March 2016Point this date19.25
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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2nd May
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25th April
Caves de Murca 2007
21st April
Bioma Vinha Velha
Niepoort 2009
Butler-Nephew 1982
Fonseca-Guimaraens 1988
Gould Campbell 1980
Pocas Jr 2007
Quinta de Agua Alta
Churchill 1983
Quinta do Rio
Churchill 2002
Vale da Mina 2003
Quinta do Vesuvio 2007
Reccua 2003
van Zellers 1985

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