Est. 2011

Vintage Port 1948

SucklingDeclared housesKnown brandsComment
1948Outstanding to Classic499924

Declared brands that we know of are the following 24:

Butler Nephew
Gonzalez Byass
Quinta da Foz
Quinta de Vargellas
Quinta do Bomfim
Real Companhia Velha
Royal Oporto
Smith Woodhouse

ColourStill very dark. Unbelievable colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetEnormous bouquet of coffee, tea, crème caramel and much more.Score range19.75 - 19.75
TasteFull bodied Sweet with plenty of violet and still with tannins. Long excellent and balance finish. Still a long way to go but marvellous now.Average score
Last tasted7th January 1984Point this date19.75
CommentAt a tasting in wine friend’s home.
HouseGonzalez- ByassVintage1948
ColourMature yellow, almost tawny colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetCrème caramel, roasted coffee beans, some spiciness, cacao, chocolate and a hint of pharmacy in the nose. Quite old but also delicious bouquet.Score range14.00 - 17.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking but balanced with some old and quite delicate acidity. Complex, elegant and with some sweetness and a lovely and quiet long finish. Astonishing good and very delicate port!Average score16.05
Last tasted1st August 2018Point this date17.40
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings8
BouquetBouquet of coffee, cacao, ginger and much more.Score range16.75 - 18.90
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and peaking. Complex and balanced with an enormous finish. Just wonderful. What a port!!Average score17.89
Last tasted15th December 2011Point this date18.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
ColourMature yellow quite beautiful in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetNuts, coffee beans, cacao, cream candy and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.75 - 17.50
TasteFull-bodied. Mature peaking and absolutely om top- Balanced and very complex. Elegant in taste with crème caramel, toffee, cream candy and a lot of other tastes in the mouth with a wonderful almost never ending finish. Unbelievable.Average score16.93
Last tasted30th March 2018Point this date17.25
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
ColourMature, tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetLovely nose of old hospital, fudge and pharmacy.Score range
TasteMedium body. Mature and past its peak but lovely, still holding and elegant with fudge in flavour and quite long and interesting finish.Average score
Last tasted25th December 2011Point this date16.40
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
ColourStill quite dark but beautiful, yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetWhat a nose! Coffee, tea, cacao, dark chocolate, toffee, violet, sweet liquorice, ginger, some Christmas spiciness, mature dark berries and much, much more in the nose.Score range18.00 - 19.50
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and peaking. Incredible concentration, complexity and balance. Mature fruit in flavour but also, dark chocolate, cacao, coffee, toffee, ginger, sweet liquorice and so on . A wonderful, very attractive finish which never seem to end. What a port!Average score18.75
Last tasted23rd December 2018Point this date19.50
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

Last tasted:

11th March
Cruz 1989
10th March
Quinta de Vargellas
Taylor 1967
Quinta de Vargellas
Taylor 1968
Quinta de Vargellas
Taylor 1969
Quinta de Vargellas
Taylor 1970
Quinta de Vargellas
Taylor 1972
Quinta de Vargellas
Taylor 1974
Quinta de Vargellas
Taylor 1976
Quinta de Vargellas
Taylor 1978
Quinta de Vargellas
Taylor 1982
Quinta de Vargellas
Taylor 1984
Quinta de Vargellas
Taylor 1986
Quinta de Vargellas
Taylor 1987
Quinta de Vargellas
Taylor 1988
Quinta de Vargellas
Taylor 1991
Quinta do Silval
Quinta do Noval 1983


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