Est. 2011

Vintage Port 1986

SucklingDeclared housesKnown brandsComment

Declared brands that we know of are the following 11:

1986:Fonseca Guimaraens
Graham's Malvedos
Quinta da Cavadinha
Quinta da Foz
Quinta de Terra Feita
Quinta de Vargellas
Quinta do Bomfim
Quinta do Castelinho
Quinta do Fojo
Quinta do Noval Nacional
Quinta do Panascal

ColourYellow, beautifully mature in colour.Number of tastings21
BouquetAn almost full arsenal of aromas. Violet, coffee, spring flowers, roses and some Christmas spiciness in the nose.Score range15.90 - 16.50
TasteMedium bodied. Mature and peaking but still with some soft elegant tannin. Coffee, cacao and roses in taste. Complex and balanced. Easy to enjoy with a nice and very interesting finish.Average score16.16
Last tasted13th February 2019Point this date16.25
CommentIn our Private Wine Club.

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- MalvedosVintage1986
ColourStill very dark with a yellow rim in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetSpicy nose with coffee and cacao.Score range15.90 - 15.90
TasteFull-bodied and attractive. Still immature and with soft tannin but complex and balanced. Long and attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted24th December 2001Point this date15.90
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Cavadinha
ColourStill very dark blue almost black in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetBlueberry, dark cherry and fruit in the nose.Score range
TasteFull-bodied. Still soft tannins and immature but with balance and backbone. Guts in the finish. How attractive and lovely.Average score
Last tasted5th January 1998Point this date16.50
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Foz
ColourYellow mature colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetBurned sugar and ether nose.Score range14.00 - 14.00
TasteMedium body. Quite tasty but not quite balance. Bad bottle?Average score
Last tasted15th March 2001Point this date14.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
HouseQuinta de Terra Feita
ColourDark blue in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings3
BouquetOld grocery shop and burned sugar in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.75
TasteQuite full-bodied. Elegant and complex. Quite mature but will keep for long. Lovely finish. Very good indeed.Average score15.63
Last tasted18th May 2009Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
*The last bottle was defect. Notes from a tasting 28 October 1997.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de Vargellas
ColourVery pale ruby with pale yellow rim, very mature in colour.Number of tastings6
BouquetChocolate, cacao, violet, candy raisin and dried fruit in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.90
TasteMedium bodied. Mature and peaking but with some volatile acidity in the mouth. Violet, raisin, dried fruit and some chocolate in flavour. Complex and quite acceptable finish.Average score15.74
Last tasted10th March 2023Point this date15.00
CommentTasted at a Quinta de Vargellas Tasting in Hansen’s Cellar, Haderslev, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Bomfim
ColourStill dark blue with a yellow rim in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetViol and liquorice in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.75
TasteRather full-bodied. Still not mature but elegant port with a very good and interesting finish.Average score16.13
Last tasted24th March 2006Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Noval NacionalVintage1986
ColourDark blue with a yellow rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetCrème caramel, coffee, cacao. Generous nose indeed.Score range16.75 - 16.75
TasteMedium body. Still a bit immature and some soft tannins but very balanced and elegant. Complex port with a wonderful finish. Astonishing port.Average score
Last tasted24th January 2008Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Panascal
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings14
BouquetCacao, roasted coffee beans, toffee, fudge, tea and autumn leaf in the nose.Score range14.75 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Sweet. Mature and at its peak but still some soft tannin. Will probably be better. Rather complex, quite long and rather attractive finish.Average score15.72
Last tasted27th July 2023Point this date15.75
CommentIn our private Wine Club.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

Last tasted:

1st April
Graham’s Malvedos 1987
31st March
Calem 2002
30th March
Constantinos 1960
F. Martins
Hutcheson 1960
Quinta do Sibio
Real Vinicola 1960
29th March
Fonseca-Guimaraens 1974
Joven 1974
Quinta de Vargellas
Taylor 1974
21st March
Fonseca-Guimaraens 1995
Quinta do Bomfim
Dow 1995
Quinta do Infantado 1995
Quinta do Noval 1995
Quinta de Terra Feita
Taylor 1995
Quinta de Vargellas
Taylor 1995
Quinta do Vesuvio 1995


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