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Vintage Port 1997

VintageRatingBroad-
bent
SucklingDeclared housesKnown brandsComment
1997Outstanding46991

Declared brands that we know of are the following 91:

1997:Almiro
Andresen
Augusto's
Barao de Vilar
Barros
Berry Bros
Broadbent
Burmester
Burton
Calem
Churchill Graham
Cockburn
Confraria do Vinho do Porto
Coroa de Rei
Dalva
Doural
Dow's
Duff Gordon
Feist
Ferreira
Feuerheerd
Fonseca
Fortnum & Mason
Gilbert
Gould Campbell
Graham's
Heredias
Hooper
Hutcheson
Kopke
Lidador
Maia
Martinez
Maynard
Messias
Miguels
Niepoort
Offley Boa Vista
Osborne
Petres
Pocas Junior
Portal
Porto Rocha
Pousada
Presidential
Prime's
Quarles Harris
Quinta da Corte
Quinta da Eira Velha
Quinta da Foz
Quinta da Roêda
Quinta da Romaneira
Quinta das Carvalhas
Quinta de la Rosa
Quinta de Val da Figueira
Quinta de Vargellas Vinha Velha
Quinta do Bom Retiro
Quinta do Cachao
Quinta do Castelinho
Quinta do Crasto
Quinta do Estanho
Quinta do Infantado
Quinta do Noval
Quinta do Noval Nacional
Quinta do Passadouro
Quinta do Retiro Novo
Quinta do Sagrado
Quinta do Tedo
Quinta do Vesuvio
Quinta dos Corvos
Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora
Quinta Vale D. Maria
Ramos Pinto
Real Companhia Velha
Romariz
Royal Oporto
Rozes
Sandeman
Seguro
Silval
Skeffington
Smith Woodhouse
Taylor
Tesco
Torga
Tower's
Vau
Vieira de Souza
Vista Alegre
Warre
Wiese & Krohn

HouseAndresenVintage1997
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetWalnuts, blackberry and dark cherry in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Immature but appealing with lovely tannin. Long and attractive finish. Very good.Average score
Last tasted3rd November 2000Point this date15.75
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBarao de VilarVintage1997
ColourStill very dark blue almost black in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetDark berry, dark cherry, mulberry and much more in the nose.Score range15.25 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Immature and still lots of soft tannins. Mulberry in flavour. Complex port with a long and attractive finish. Will be interesting to follow.Average score15.51
Last tasted23rd October 2013Point this date16.40
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBarrosVintage1997
ColourMedium deep blue in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetWalnuts and raspberry in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteQuite full-bodied. Immature and still tannins. Lots of fruit and an attractive and long finish. Promising!Average score
Last tasted6th November 2006Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBerry BrosVintage1997
ColourMedium to pale ruby and mature rim in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetCacao, coffee, tea and chocolate, some herbs and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking and will not improve but is quite sweet with cacao, chocolate, roasted coffee in taste. Balanced and quite elegant with a rather complex and quite interesting finish. On top and will not improve so drink up and enjoy it.Average score15.58
Last tasted28th June 2024Point this date15.90
CommentTasted at home with the family.
This port is Warre.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBurmesterVintage1997
ColourStill quite dark ruby but yellow mature edge in colour.Number of tastings15
BouquetLovely bouquet of candy, vanilla, sweet liquorice, toffee coffee, cacao and dark chocolate and much more in the nose.Score range15.25 - 16.25
TasteLovely body. Rather mature and will probably be a little better. Quite sweet with candy, cacao, liquorice, vanilla and much more in flavour. Balanced and complex with a lovely and attractive finish. Very easy to drink and enjoy.Average score15.65
Last tasted25th March 2023Point this date16.25
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseBurton
Messias
Vintage1997
ColourQuite beautiful with yellow mature colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetToffee, crème caramel and sweet liquorice in the nose.Score range15.40 - 15.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking but still with some attractive acidity. Maybe a little better? Balanced but quite dry, but toffee and liquorice in taste. Rather elegant and easy to drink and like with a nice and quite attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted11th December 2017Point this date15.40
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCalemVintage1997
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetDark chocolate, cacao, toffee, crème caramel and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.40 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and now peaking. Will probably not be much better. Cacao, dark chocolate and old grocery shop in flavour. Rather sweet. Complex and balanced with a rather long and rather attractive finish.Average score15.72
Last tasted30th May 2023Point this date15.40
CommentTasted at home in 13th International Online Vintage Tasting with our German Port Friends from World of Port.

In 2016 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in Germany. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseChurchillVintage1997
ColourRuby in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings0
BouquetFresh and a bit unusual nose of mint, pine resin and flowers. In addition, some coffee beans, cacao, dark chocolate, nuts, herbs and ginger in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Dry and more than medium acidity. Balanced and quite tasty with mint, coffee, cacao, old grocery shop and herbs in the mouth. Quite elegant and very easy to drink and enjoy with a lovely, quite attractive and rather long finish. Quite mature but will improve a bit further.Average score16.20
Last tasted25th September 2023Point this date16.40
CommentAt Churchill’s lodge in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCockburnVintage1997
ColourDark blue in colour with just a hint of yellow edge.Number of tastings3
BouquetDark berry, cream candy, fudge and toffee in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.50
TasteFull-bodied. Still lots of tannin of course and will develop a lot. Cream candy and toffee in taste. Balanced and attractive with a quite attractive finish.Average score15.25
Last tasted11th November 2006Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCoroa de Rei
Pocas Jr
Vintage1997
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetChocolate, candy and some cacaoScore range
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking and will not be better. Balanced and quite complex and rather elegant with taste of chocolate, some toffee and candy. Today very easy to drink and enjoy with a quite long and rather attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted29th May 2022Point this date16.00
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCorte
Delaforce
Vintage1997
ColourStill quite dark with a small yellow edge.Number of tastings3
BouquetCacao, liquorice, dark chocolate, cherry, cream candy and some ginger in the nose.Score range15.40 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Rather mature and balanced with some quite soft tannin but will probably not be much better. Cacao, toffee and dark chocolate in taste. Rather complex with a nice finish. Very easy to drink indeed.Average score15.47
Last tasted6th January 2021Point this date15.50
CommentTasted at home with the family.

In 2018 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseDalva
C. da Silva
Vintage1997
ColourMedium dark ruby with mature yellow rim in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetMature bouquet of cacao, chocolate, mature dark cherry, some herbs and a bit minty and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.00
TasteMedium bodied. Mature and peaking but still with some elegant tannins and will be better. Balanced and quite complex with cherry, chocolate and cacao in taste and a nice quite delicate finish. Easy to drink and like. A modern vintage port.Average score15.75
Last tasted28th September 2019Point this date16.00
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseDowVintage1997
ColourStill very dark with just a hint of a yellow mature edge in colour.Number of tastings6
BouquetCacao, chocolate, roasted coffee beans and some spiciness in the nose.Score range15.75 - 16.50
TasteLovely body. Quite mature but still with some round and quite elegant tannins. Grocery shop and spiciness in flavour. Dry. Balance and quite complex. A long, quite elegant, attractive and lovely finish.Average score16.19
Last tasted5th November 2023Point this date16.50
CommentTasted at a Great Tasting with the Wine Society 18% in Malmö, Sweden.

In 2023 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseDuff Gordon
Osborne
Vintage1997
ColourRather yellow, mature in colourNumber of tastings3
BouquetQuite generous bouquet with cacao, cream candy, butterscotch, toffee and menthol in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Quite elegant and balanced. Sweet with a quite long and attractive finish. Very easy to drink and like.Average score15.80
Last tasted21st May 2021Point this date15.50
CommentTasted at home in Third International Online Vintage Tasting with our German Port Friends from World of Port.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFeistVintage1997
ColourStill very dark blue with a yellow rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetQuite closed bouquet but opened up with crème caramel in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteQuite full-bodied. Still soft tannin and immature. Will be better. Complex with lovely fruit. A good port indeed.Average score
Last tasted15th May 2008Point this date15.50
CommentAt the 18% Wine Club tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFerreiraVintage1997
ColourStill rather dark but yellow mature in colour. colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetHerbs, nuts, zodiac, chocolate, salami and liquorice in the nose.Score range15.40 - 15.40
TasteLovely body. Mature and peaking with maybe some volatile acidity. Balanced and quite tasty with nuts, herbs and some liquorice in the mouth and with a quite long and acceptable finish.Average score15.40
Last tasted30th May 2023Point this date15.40
CommentTasted at home in 13th International Online Vintage Tasting with our German Port Friends from World of Port.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFeuerheerdVintage1997
ColourMedium dark ruby with a mature yellow rim in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetToffee, candy, fudge and orange zest in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Quite mature but still soft and elegant tannins and will be better. Balanced and quite sweet with toffee amd candy in taste. Elegant but very nice finish.Average score15.75
Last tasted6th November 2023Point this date15.75
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFonsecaVintage1997
ColourStill very dark in colour with just a yellow mature rim.Number of tastings6
BouquetDried fruit, cacao, toffee, cream candy, crème caramel, some mint and liquorice in the nose..Score range99.99 - 17.00
TasteFull body. Quite mature but still some round and very elegant tannins. Balanced and complex with a coffee, mint and toffee, chocolate and liquorice and much more in the mouth. Elegant and an attractive and long finish.Average score16.88
Last tasted10th April 2023Point this date17.00
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFortum & Mason
Quinta do Passadouro
Vintage1997
ColourStill quite dark ruby but with a yellow mature edge in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetSweet liquorice, cacao, lots of different herbs, some spiciness mostly ginger in the noseScore range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Lovely round and elegant tannins and will be better. Balanced and elegant with lots of different tastes in the mouth. The finish is long, attractive and quite elegant and this port will be exciting to follow.Average score
Last tasted14th May 2022Point this date16.25
CommentTaste at home with the family.
This vintage was from Niepoort. but on the cork it said Quinta do Passadouro, so we guess that was the port.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGilbertsVintage1997
ColourDark ruby in colour with a bit yellow rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetQuite tough nose with mulberries, dark cacao and hints of grape seed.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Lots of fruit with dark berries but no real back bone and a little short finish.Average score15.50
Last tasted7th May 2016Point this date15.50
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGould CampbellVintage1997
ColourStill very dark but with a yellow rim in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetCandy, crème caramel, cacao some coffee and menthol in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Rather mature but still with some nice and attractive tannin. Will of course be better. Elegant and quite complex. Very easy to drink and love today with candy and menthol in taste and with a quite long and very attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted21st August 2017Point this date16.25
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseGrahamVintage1997
ColourStill quite dark but with a yellow, mature zest in colour.Number of tastings6
BouquetMaybe still a hint of mulberry but mostly roasted coffee, cacao and dark chocolate, herbs and some spiciness and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range16.25 - 17.25
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and almost peaking but still with some very round and elegant tannins and will probably improve a little. Coffee, cacao, roasted coffee, some spiciness and lots of other things in taste. Balanced and very with a long, lovely and intensive finish.Average score16.67
Last tasted30th May 2023Point this date17.25
CommentTasted at home in 13th International Online Vintage Tasting with our German Port Friends from World of Port.
1 bottle has been defect.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseHooperVintage1997
ColourRather mature and yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetToffee, some cacao and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and first very elegant and tasty but will be quite tired in the glass and not so attractive. However, balanced and easy to drink with a nice finish, but maybe better to enjoy as soon as possible?Average score
Last tasted17th January 2019Point this date15.00
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% Tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseHutchesonVintage1997
ColourNearly black in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark cherry and fruit in bouquet.Score range
TasteMedium body. Quite drinkable. Rather elegant finish. Not a long runner.Average score
Last tasted22nd October 2002Point this date14.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB
HouseKopkeVintage1997
ColourStill very dark red in colour with a hint of a yellow mature edge.Number of tastings9
BouquetDark chocolate, cacao, toffee, coffee beans, herbs and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.75 - 16.40
TasteMedium body and quite sweet taste. Still some soft and elegant tannins but rather mature and will probably improve a little. Dark chocolate, cacao, coffee beans in taste. Easy to drink and like with an attractive, quite lovely and intensive finish.Average score16.05
Last tasted21st September 2023Point this date16.00
CommentTasted at a lunch with friends at the Castas e Pratos Restaurant in Peso da Régua, Portugal.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseMaia
Hutcheson-Feuerheerd
Vintage1997
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetOld grocery shop, toffee and cream candy but maybe a hint of pharmacy in the nose, but not disturbing at all.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and probably peaking. Balanced and quite elegant and taste of cream candy, toffee and old grocery shop in the mouth. Very easy to drink and enjoy with a quite attractive and interesting finish.Average score
Last tasted29th May 2022Point this date16.00
CommentTasted at home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseMartinezVintage1997
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetJuicy and fruity in the nose.
TasteQuite full-bodied. Immature and lots of tannins of course. Very juicy but a very promising finish
Last tasted15th November 1999Rating this dateImpressive
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseMaynardVintage1997
ColourStill quite dark but with a yellow mature rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetCacao, some chocolate, toffee candy and salty liquorice in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Mature but with some elegant tannins and will improve. Balanced and quite tasty with cacao, some chocolate and lots of sweet liquorice in taste and with a quite long a rather attractive finish. Will be quite exciting to follow.Average score
Last tasted25th November 2023Point this date15.75
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseMessiasVintage1997
ColourYellow. Mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCacao, some chocolate, toffee, herbs, cream candy and old grocery shopScore range15.50 - 15.50
TasteLovely body. Mature and peaking but with some light tannins. Balanced and quite tasty with an elegant, rather long and quite attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted4th May 2023Point this date15.50
CommentTasted at the Great Tasting at the 30-Years Jubilee of The Wine Society 18% in Malmö.

In 2023 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseMiguelsVintage1997
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCandy, sweets, fudge but also corked in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced and rather complex. Easy to drink and like ?????Average score
Last tasted27th May 2017Point this date15.25
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
HouseNiepoortVintage1997
ColourStill quite dark but a hint of a yellow mature edge in colour.Number of tastings6
BouquetCream candy, menthol, mint, coffee, coffee beans, cacao, chocolate and some herbs in the noseScore range16.25 - 16.75
TasteAlmost full-bodied. Lovely round and attractive tannins and will improve. Balanced, complex and very tasty with an elegant and very attractive, long finish. What will be?Average score16.50
Last tasted22nd April 2022Point this date16.75
CommentTasted at home with the family.
Two bottles have been defect (volatile acidity)..
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseOffley Boa VistaVintage1997
ColourQuite dark red colour with a brick red rim.Number of tastings5
BouquetSoft, grocery shop, with some coffee and ginger.Score range15.00 - 16.00
TasteNice taste with mature berries and some coffee. Full bodied with a long finish.Average score15.80
Last tasted22nd October 2013Point this date15.90
CommentAt a tasting at Munskänkarna in Malmö
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseOsborneVintage1997
ColourYellow mature, quite beautiful in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetNot so open in the nose but candy, cream candy and some spiciness can be identified.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced and very complex in taste which is predominated of candy and cream candy. The finish is very attractive and quite long.Average score
Last tasted16th June 2018Point this date16.00
CommentTasted in our apartment in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePocas JrVintage1997
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetCacao, ginger and some dark chocolate in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking but still some very light and soft tannin. Balanced, sweet and quite elegant. Easy to like and drink with a quite long and interesting finish.Average score15.97
Last tasted4th March 2017Point this date15.90
CommentAt the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePortalVintage1997
ColourStill quite dark but mature, yellow in colour.Number of tastings9
BouquetCream candy, candy, apricot, oak, mulberry and orange in the nose.Score range14.50 - 16.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and almost on top but still some tannin and will probably be better. Elegant and quite complex with a nice finish. Quite sweet. Easy to drink today and very enjoyable.Average score15.41
Last tasted15th March 2018Point this date16.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.

In 2018 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePousada
Pocas Jr
Vintage1997
ColourDark blue in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings3
BouquetComplex nose with cherry, berry and fruit.Score range15.25 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Rather mature. Easy to drink and like. Balanced with a lovely finish.Average score15.88
Last tasted3rd November 2003Point this date16.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePrime
Messias
Vintage1997
ColourBeautiful amber but still quite dark in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetCream candy, sweet liquorice and herbs as basilica and thyme in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and almost peaking. Balanced and quite elegant with sweet liquorice and thyme in taste. Rather complex and easy to drink and like. Quite nice finish.Average score
Last tasted22nd July 2016Point this date16.00
CommentAt home with the family.
1 bottle has been defect.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuarles HarrisVintage1997
ColourDark nearly black in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetDark cherry and fruit but rather closed in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.50
TasteQuite full-bodied. Still immature and tannic but easy to swallow and probably a relative fast runner. Promising and acceptable finish.Average score15.38
Last tasted23rd January 2012Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Eira Velha
Martinez
Vintage1997
ColourQuite dark blue with a yellow mature rim.Number of tastings2
BouquetCoffee, tea and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Flavour of dried fruit. Rather full-bodied. Elegant. Still some tannin but a nice finish. Will develop a lot.Average score15.50
Last tasted26th August 2008Point this date15.50
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Foz
Calem
Vintage1997
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark cherry and chocolate bouquet. Complex nose.Score range
TasteFull-bodied and lots of tannin. Lovely immaturity but quite drinkable today. Attractive finish. Not a long runner?Average score
Last tasted15th September 2004Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 trip in Douro.
TastersSAI
HouseQuinta da Roeda
Croft
Vintage1997
ColourMature, yellow, very beautiful in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetToffee, cacao, dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans and salted liquorice in the nose.Score range15.90 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and now almost peaking quite easy to drink and enjoy. Balanced and quite complex with salted liquorice, toffee and chocolate in taste and with an attractive, quite sweet and rather long finish.Average score16.13
Last tasted30th May 2023Point this date16.25
CommentTasted at home in 13th International Online Vintage Tasting with our German Port Friends from World of Port.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da RomaneiraVintage1997
ColourRather dark blue in colour but with a yellow rim.Number of tastings7
BouquetDark berries, plums, cacao and dark chocolate in the nose.Score range14.50 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Quite mature. Quite easy to drink and like but a rather short finish.Average score15.08
Last tasted22nd May 2016Point this date15.75
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta das Carvalhas
Real Velha
Vintage1997
ColourStill quite dark but with a yellow mature edge in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCacao, liquorice, some herbs and a hint of violets in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Still some round and elegant tannins and will probably be better. Balanced and quite complex. With a taste of cacao, some herbs and spiciness and lovely liquorice and maybe lavender. Quite long and attractive finish. Very easy to drink and enjoy indeed.Average score
Last tasted20th February 2021Point this date16.00
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de la RosaVintage1997
ColourStill very dark but with a yellow mature rim.Number of tastings3
BouquetFudge, a little toffee, cream candy and crème caramel in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Quite mature but with some soft tannin and will probably not be much better but balanced and delicious today. Fudge, toffee and cream candy in taste with longa and quite interesting finish. Very easy to drink and like with an interesting and long finish.Average score
Last tasted30th April 2018Point this date16.25
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de Vargellas
Vina Velha
Taylor
Vintage1997
ColourStill ruby in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetLovely violet, mint, blackberry, mulberry and a hint of raspberry, ginger, cacao and herbs in the nose.Score range16.90 - 16.90
TasteFull-bodied. Still a lot of tannin and will be much better with the years to come. Balanced and very fruity and complex with taste of violet blackberry, cacao and herbs. An elegant and quite fascinating port with an attractive and quite long finish. Will be exciting to follow.Average score
Last tasted2nd October 2018Point this date16.90
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Cachao
Messias
Vintage1997
ColourQuite beautiful yellow, mature colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetToffee, candy, fudge and some herbs in the nose. Quite generous bouquet.Score range15.40 - 15.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Will not be much better but have still some acidity. Balanced and quite tasty with toffee, some herbs and butterscotch in the mouth and with a quite long and rather tasty finish. Very easy to drink an enjoy now!Average score
Last tasted21st May 2021Point this date15.40
CommentTasted at home in Third International Online Vintage Tasting with our German Port Friends from World of Port.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do CastelinhoVintage1997
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetQuite simple nose with just lots of berry.Score range14.50 - 14.50
TasteMedium body. Full of tannins but sweet. Rather mature and berry in flavour but with an attractive finish. Quite good.Average score14.50
Last tasted29th August 2005Point this date14.50
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do CrastoVintage1997
ColourVery dark blue in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetDefect bottle with a terrible nose.Score range8.00 - 8.00
TasteCould not drink it.Average score
Last tasted29th October 2008Point this date8.00
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The first bottle was tasted 99 and very good indeed, however so young that our notes maybe not so interesting and valid. This bottle was defect
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do EstanhoVintage1997
ColourStill very dark but with a little yellow edge in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCacao, chocolate, dark berry, mint and some herbs in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and almost peaking but will probably be better suppose. Balanced and very tasty with cacao, dark berries and herbs. Quite complex with a rather long, lovely and elegant finish.Average score
Last tasted25th December 2020Point this date16.25
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do InfantadoVintage1997
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings8
BouquetOld grocery shop, some cacao, chocolate, roasted coffee and toffee in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Quite mature and peaking. A light port with toffee, cacao and chocolate in flavour. Elegant and a rather attractive finish. Very easy to drink and like today.Average score15.35
Last tasted4th November 2019Point this date15.40
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do NovalVintage1997
ColourStill dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetCoffee, tea, cacao, some chocolate, liquorice, roses, orange zest and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range16.40 - 16.75
TasteQuite full-bodied. Quite mature but still some delicious and round tannins and will maybe improve. Balanced and very complex indeed. Quite sweet. This is a wonderful port and very easy to drink and enjoy with a quite elegant and attractive finish.Average score16.63
Last tasted16th February 2022Point this date16.40
CommentTasted at home in 6th International Online Vintage Tasting with our German Port Friends from World of Port.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do PassadouroVintage1997
ColourStill rather dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetLovely bouquet with cacao, dark chocolate, coffee, some liquorice and old grocery shop.Score range16.40 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and almost peaking but still with some soft and elegant tannin. Balanced and quite complex. Cacao and dark chocolate in taste. Easy to drink with a lovely finishAverage score
Last tasted8th April 2017Point this date16.40
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Retiro Novo
Wiese & Krohn
Vintage1997
ColourMature yellow in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetToffee, cacao, herbs ginger, dark chocolate and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range14.50 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking and will not be much better. Balanced and quite tasty with toffee, cacao, roasted coffee and old grocery shop in the mouth and with a quite attractive, enjoyable and elegant finish.Average score15.42
Last tasted30th May 2023Point this date16.00
CommentTasted at home in 13th International Online Vintage Tasting with our German Port Friends from World of Port.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Sagrado
Calem
Vintage1997
ColourDark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings7
BouquetCrème caramel, toffee, fudge, cinnamon, crème candy and butterscotch in the nose.Score range15.40 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature, quite sweet and almost peaking. Toffee, fudge butterscotch and candy in flavour. Balanced, quite elegant and very easy to drink and like with a rather long and quite attractive acidity in the finish.Average score15.81
Last tasted21st May 2021Point this date16.00
CommentTasted at home in Third International Online Vintage Tasting with our German Port Friends from World of Port.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do TedoVintage1997
ColourGarnet in colour with a mature yellow rim.Number of tastings2
BouquetLovely nose with dark cherry, ginger, cinnamon, chocolate and fudge in the noseScore range16.25 - 16.50
TasteMedium body. Sweet and balanced with quite a lot of tannins still present. Fudge and mature fruit in the taste. Complex and lovely port with a long finish. Will improve further.Average score
Last tasted26th November 2021Point this date16.50
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Festival in Leverkusen, Germany.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do VesuvioVintage1997
ColourStill quite dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings7
BouquetDark chocolate, cacao, candy, roasted coffee and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.90
TasteLovely body. Quite mature and almost peaking. Balanced and very elegant. Tasty with cacao, chocolate and cream candy in mouth. A long, quite intensive and very delicious finish. Very easy to drink and love indeed!Average score15.95
Last tasted30th May 2023Point this date16.90
CommentTasted at home in 13th International Online Vintage Tasting with our German Port Friends from World of Port.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta dos CorvosVintage1997
ColourVery yellow almost tawny in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetMature bouquet with cream candy, crème caramel, candy, coffee, raisin, dark chocolate, some coffee and some oak in the nose.Score range16.40 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced and quite elegant with still some very soft tannin Easy to drink with a taste of cream candy, candy, cacao, chocolate and raisin and an elegant finish.Average score
Last tasted22nd June 2018Point this date16.40
CommentAt our apartment in the Douro Valley, Portugal.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo
Burmester
Vintage1997
ColourStill rather dark but with a little mature yellowness in colour.Number of tastings9
BouquetCacao, dark chocolate, tea, fudge, some coffee and maybe some sweet liquorice in the nose.Score range15.00 - 16.25
TasteLovely body. Still some soft tannin and will be better. Cacao, dark chocolate, coffee and old grocery shop in flavour. Rather complex port with quite long and lovely finish.Average score15.57
Last tasted28th October 2023Point this date16.25
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta Vale D. MariaVintage1997
ColourStill quite dark ruby but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCacao, dark chocolate, some mint. some herbs but bitterness in the nose.Score range16.40 - 16.40
TasteMedium body. Round tannins and will probably develop. Balanced and quite complex and tasty with a quite long and quite attractive but maybe bitter finish.Average score
Last tasted15th May 2022Point this date16.40
CommentTasted at home with the family.
This port was bottled by Niepoort.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRamos PintoVintage1997
ColourStill very dark ruby in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetToffee, cream candy, fudge and chocolate in the nose.Score range15.75 - 16.50
TasteMedium body and medium sweet. Still quite immature with soft and very attractive tannins. Toffee, candy and chocolate in flavour. Some fruit remains. Elegant and very long, quite attractive finish.Average score16.08
Last tasted22nd September 2023Point this date16.00
CommentTasted at the O-Porto-Unidade event at Niepoort’s Quinta de Nápoles.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseReal Comp VehlaVintage1997
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetSome cream candy, toffee, herbs and some chocolate in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Almost mature but maybe with some round tannin which may improve it. Balanced and easy to drink and enjoy with a quite nice and rather attractive finishAverage score
Last tasted29th May 2022Point this date15.50
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRochaVintage1997
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetToffee, candy, cacao, dark chocolate and fudge in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking and will not improve. Candy, toffee and fudge in flavour. Balanced but a quite dry port with a quite elegant and attractive finish. A modern port easy to drink and like.Average score15.50
Last tasted30th May 2023Point this date15.50
CommentTasted at home in 13th International Online Vintage Tasting with our German Port Friends from World of Port.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRomarizVintage1997
ColourStill dark but with a yellow mature edge in colour.Number of tastings8
BouquetCream candy, toffee, sweet liquorice, some cacao, some herbs and spiciness in the nose.Score range15.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and almost peaking but still with some very round tannins. Balance and quite elegant. Easy to drink and like. Cacao, candy and sweet liquorice in taste. Nice and quite attractive finish.Average score15.68
Last tasted7th March 2020Point this date16.25
CommentTasted at home with the family 1 bottle has been defect.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRoyal Oporto
Real Companhia Velha
Vintage1997
ColourStill dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetMulberry, coffee and ginger in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Elegant, mature and at its peak. Mulberry and coffee in flavour. Attractive finish. Lovely port.Average score15.38
Last tasted3rd November 2014Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
This bottle was defect and tasting notes from November 2013
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRozesVintage1997
ColourStill rather dark but mature and yellow in colour.Number of tastings8
BouquetCream candy, cacao, dark berries, some dried fruit and dark chocolate in the nose.Score range14.90 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Mature but still some soft tannin but peaking and will probably be better. Dark chocolate, butterscotch, dark berries and lots of cacao in flavour. Balanced and with a quite long an attractive finish.Average score15.26
Last tasted27th December 2020Point this date15.75
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseSandemanVintage1997
ColourStill dark but with a yellow mature edge in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetLovely bouquet with toffee candy and herbs but also some mulberry and dried fruit in the nose.Score range16.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and almost peaking but with some very elegant and attractive tannin. Balance but quite dry. With toffee, candy and herbs in taste. The finish is quite long and very attractive indeed.Average score16.33
Last tasted26th November 2021Point this date16.25
CommentTasted at a Master class with Luis Sottomayor at Portweinmesse 2021 in Leverkusen, Germany.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseSilval
Quinta do Noval
Vintage1997
ColourYellow mature in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetCream candy, cacao, chocolate and fudge in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Balanced and elegant with candy, cacao and toffee in taste. A not so long and quite attractive finish. Very easy to drink and enjoy todayAverage score15.83
Last tasted16th February 2022Point this date15.90
CommentTasted at home in 6th International Online Vintage Tasting with our German Port Friends from World of Port.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseSkeffingtonVintage1997
ColourMedium dark ruby with yellow edge in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetCacao, dark chocolate, coffee, fudge, toffee and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking. Will not be better but is on top today. Balanced and very tasty with cacao, toffee and dark chocolate and much more in the mouth and is very enjoyable. Very easy to drink and enjoy with a long, quite attractive and lovely finish.Average score16.25
Last tasted30th May 2023Point this date16.25
CommentTasted at home in 13th International Online Vintage Tasting with our German Port Friends from World of Port.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseSmith WoodhouseVintage1997
ColourStill quite dark in colour but with a yellow rim.Number of tastings4
BouquetDark chocolate, cacao, toffee, some minerals and still some dark berries in the nose.Score range15.90 - 16.50
TasteFull-bodied. Rather mature but still some lovely tannins. Balanced and tasty with chocolate, cacao and much more in the mouth with a quite long, very elegant and attractive finish. Just drink it and love it!Average score16.22
Last tasted30th May 2023Point this date16.50
CommentTasted at home in 13th International Online Vintage Tasting with our German Port Friends from World of Port.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseTaylorVintage1997
ColourStill quite dark but beautiful, yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings6
BouquetToffee, fudge, dark chocolate, some cacao, roasted coffee beams, violet and butterscotch in the nose.Score range16.90 - 17.25
TasteFull-bodied. Mature and almost peaking even if some soft tannin may still exist. Toffee, chocolate and much more in flavour. Sweet and balanced with an elegant, quite long and rolling, very attractive finish. It is a lovely port!Average score16.99
Last tasted10th April 2024Point this date17.25
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseTorgaVintage1997
ColourDark blue almost black in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetFruit and dark berry in the nose.Score range14.50 - 14.75
TasteMedium body. Immature and still some tannin. Dark berry in taste. Taste a bit odd and the finish maybe not quite acceptable but easy to swallow.Average score14.58
Last tasted23rd October 2013Point this date14.50
CommentThe Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseTower’s
Messias
Vintage1997
ColourStill rather dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetToffee, cacao, spiciness and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Quite mature but still some soft tannin and will probably be better but is very enjoyable today. Balanced and quite complex with toffee, cacao and dark chocolate in taste. Easy to drink and like with a nice and rather attractive finish.Average score15.75
Last tasted12th February 2018Point this date15.75
CommentIn the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseVau
Sandeman
Vintage1997
ColourStill quite dark but yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings25
BouquetLovely bouquet with gingerbread, cinnamon, candy, dark chocolate, some coffee beans, herbs and some liquorice in the nose.Score range15.40 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Mature and peaking but still with some very elegant and round tannins but will probably not improve much. Very enjoyable now with flavour of gingerbread, candy, some spiciness and lots of other things. Balanced and very easy to drink and like with a complex, quite lovely and very attractive finish.Average score15.68
Last tasted10th September 2023Point this date15.90
CommentTasted at home with the family.
This bottle was a Magnum.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseVista AlegreVintage1997
ColourDark ruby in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings4
BouquetDark cherry, sweet liquorice and chocolate in the nose.Score range14.50 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Almost on top now and for some years to come, still some soft tannins. Dark sweet cherries in flavour. Lovely and balanced finish. Will probably still improve a little.Average score15.30
Last tasted22nd January 2018Point this date15.90
CommentAt the Danish Port Wine Club est. 1981 tasting in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseWarreVintage1997
ColourStill quite dark but with a yellow, mature zest in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetChocolate, some spring flowers, spiciness, roasted coffee and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range15.00 - 16.75
TasteAlmost full-bodied. Quite mature but still with some very elegant and attractive tannins and will of course improve a little. Balanced and very tasty with lots of things in the mouth such as roasted coffee, chocolate, spiciness and old grocery shop. The finish is quite long, very attractive and elegant.Average score15.91
Last tasted30th May 2023Point this date16.75
CommentTasted at home in 13th International Online Vintage Tasting with our German Port Friends from World of Port.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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Messias 2011
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