Est. 2011

Vintage Port 1942

SucklingDeclared housesKnown brandsComment
1942Very good to Excellent3861025

Declared brands that we know of are the following 25:

1942:Butler Nephew
Fonseca Guimaraens
Gonzalez Byass
Gould Campbell
Graham's Malvedos
Offley Boa Vista
Quinta do Noval
Quinta do Roncao
Rebello Valente

ColourLovely tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetToffee, butterscotch, ginger, bitter almond, marzipan, gingerbread and some oak in the nose.Score range17.75 - 17.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking with some very elegant and old acidity but completely balanced. The taste is wonderful and is dominated by toffee, ginger, butterscotch and marzipan. This port is very elegant and complex with a long, very seductive and attractive finish. Old port is lovely!Average score
Last tasted9th January 2021Point this date17.75
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
ColourMature yellow almost tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCinnamon, ginger, old grocery shop, liquorice, candy and much, much more in the nose. Quite wonderful.Score range17.25 - 17.25
TasteFull-bodied. Mature, peaking but continue to develop all the time in the glass. Very sweet but complex and balanced. Candy and liquorice in the taste and a lovely, long and attractive finish. What a port!Average score
Last tasted29th March 2013Point this date17.25
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do NovalVintage1942
ColourAlmost tawny in colour with an olive green edge.Number of tastings1
BouquetButterscotch, Burned sugar, and some molasses in the nose.Score range15.90 - 15.90
TasteQuite light in body. Have a distinct acidity and seem a bit old. Butterscotch and burned sugar in taste. Quite dry and almost colheita in style of this port with a nice finish.Average score
Last tasted13th December 2016Point this date15.90
CommentJB tasted this in London but SAI and SS tasted it in Malmö on the 26 of December.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRebello Valente
ColourMature yellow in colour but quite cloudy.Number of tastings2
BouquetBurned sugar, spiciness with ginger, cinnamon but also some cacao and dark chocolate in the nose.Score range16.90 - 16.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking with some old fascinating acidity. Still balanced and complex. This is an elegant port with chocolate and spiciness in flavour and a lovely and quite long finish.Average score
Last tasted9th June 2018Point this date16.90
CommentAt the Rebello Valente tasting in Hørsholm, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
ColourYellow mature and almost tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetOld grocery shop, ginger, cinnamon and cacao in the nose.Score range17.25 - 17.25
TasteQuite full bodied. Mature. Elegant and balanced port but surprisingly dry. Complex and very attractive with a long, dry finish. Astonishing!Average score
Last tasted29th March 2013Point this date17.25
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS

Last tasted:

16th September
Fonseca 1977
10th September
Quinta do Portal 2005
Taylor 1983
Sandeman 1997
2nd September
Petre’s 2017
1st September
Cruz 1989
27th August
Graham’s Malvedos 1987
Quinta do Bomfim
Dow 1989
25th August
Rocha 1989
13th August
Real Vinicola
Real Companhia Velha 1982


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