Est. 2011

Vintage Port 1976

SucklingDeclared housesKnown brandsComment

Declared brands that we know of are the following 6:

1976:Fonseca Guimaraens
Graham's Malvedos
Quinta de Vargellas
Quinta do Cachao

ColourStill very dark ruby with just a hint of a yellow rim.Number of tastings18
BouquetAttractive bouquet of Christmas raisin, toffee, violet, crème caramel, ginger and liquorice in the nose.Score range16.75 - 17.90
TasteFull-bodied and still some tannins. Complex but still quite immature. Will be better. Crème caramel, toffee, burned sugar and butterscotch in taste. Balanced and very tasty port with an astonishing long and wonderful finish. It will be better so have patience but it is lovely already today!Average score17.39
Last tasted26th October 2019Point this date17.75
CommentTasted in a wine friend´s home.
Brilliant and astonishing port for the vintage.

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
HouseGraham- MalvedosVintage1976
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetOld grocery shop, cinnamon, ginger and much more in the nose.Score range17.25 - 17.25
TasteMedium body. Mature, peaking and even a bot old in taste. Complex and balanced with cinnamon and ginger in taste. Long, attractive and complex finish. Quite nice for the vintage.Average score
Last tasted16th December 2013Point this date17.25
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
ColourBeautiful yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetPlums, mature fruit and French plums in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Mature plums and mature fruit in taste. Balanced and sweet. Very good and complex with a nice and quite attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted27th May 2017Point this date16.50
CommentAt home with the family and some wine friends.

In 2017 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in Malmö, Sweden. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de Vargellas
ColourPale ruby with mature, yellow rim almost amber and very beautiful in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetDark chocolate, violet, butterscotch, creme caramel, old grocery shop, menthol, some coffee beans and mint in the nose.Score range16.50 - 17.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced but sweet with menthol, cacao, crème caramel, violet, old grocery shop and much more in taste. The finish is complex, attractive and very elegant. Very tasty and lovely port indeed.Average score16.80
Last tasted10th March 2023Point this date16.90
CommentTasted at a Quinta de Vargellas Tasting in Hansen’s Cellar, Haderslev, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Cachao
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetDried fruit, sweet liquorice, toffee, butterscotch and old grocery shop in nose.Score range16.00 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature peaking. Will not be better. Very tasty with sweet liquorice and toffee dominating. Balanced and quite elegant with a very attractive finish.Average score16.25
Last tasted31st December 2016Point this date16.50
CommentAt home with the family.
1 bottle has been defect.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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10th March
Quinta de Vargellas
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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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