Est. 2011

Vintage Port 1944

SucklingDeclared housesKnown brandsComment
1944Average to Good470316

Declared brands that we know of are the following 16:

Fonseca Guimaraens
George Thienpont
Gonzalez Byass
Quinta do Milieu
Quinta do Sibio
Real Companhia Velha
Real Vinicola
Royal Oporto

ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetPharmacy, ether and camphor in the nose.Score range16.50 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Old of course, but quite balanced, complex and attractive. Pharmacy and camphor in taste. Quite long and lovely finish.Average score
Last tasted20th March 2014Point this date16.50
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
This bottle was given to one member of 18%, Ander G. Åkesson, who arranged this tasting and the bottle was a gift to him in Oporto due to private reasons. Unfortunately there was no label on the bottle but he was sure about the vintage.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGeorge ThienpontVintage1944
ColourBeautiful yellow, mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetElegant bouquet of toffee, fudge, ginger, cinnamon, spring flowers and spiciness in the nose.Score range18.00 - 18.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and on top. Very sweet and elegant. Spiciness, ginger, cinnamon and lots of other things in the taste. Very complex and balanced with an incredible finish. What a port!Average score
Last tasted20th March 2014Point this date18.00
CommentAt the Wine Society18% tasting in Malmö.
This port maybe a Sandeman
TastersSAI, JB, SS
ColourPale amber and turbid in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetToasted aromas i.e. torched sugar, toasted almonds, toasted cashews and smoky walnut nuance in the noseScore range16.25 - 16.25
TasteHardly medium body. Mature and even old. A light port with smokiness in taste and a quite nice but short finish.Average score
Last tasted19th November 2015Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.
This bottle belongs to Gerda and ole Vesterdahl Collection.

In 2015 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
ColourMature, yellow and beautiful in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetSweet candy, burned sugar, coffee, oranges and roses in the nose.Score range17.00 - 17.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Sweet. Sweet candy in taste. Complex and balanced port with a long, lovely and attractive finish. Impressive port!Average score
Last tasted19th April 2014Point this date17.00
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
ColourYellow, mature almost tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetRoasted coffee, menthol, burned candy in the nose.Score range16.40 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Sweet. Burned candy in taste. Elegant and quite balanced with a quite long finish.Average score
Last tasted19th April 2014Point this date16.40
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS

Last tasted:

6th July
Quinta do Panascal
Fonseca-Guimaraens 2008
28th June
Berry Bros 1997
Fortum & Mason 2000
16th June
Gould Campbell 1991
15th June
Smith Woodhouse 1966
14th June
Messias 2011
12th June
Real Comp. Velha 2002
10th June
Sao Pedro das Aguias 2009
9th June
Quinta do Vesuvio 1998
5th June
Croft 2000


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