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Vintage Port 2008

VintageRatingBroad-
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SucklingDeclared housesKnown brandsComment
2008Good to Very good2036

Declared brands that we know of are the following 36:

2008:Andresen
Augusto's
Bioma Vinha Velha
Dalva
Duorum Vinha de Castelo Melhor
Eirados
Fonseca Guimaraens
Quinta da Costa das Aguaneiras
Quinta da Gaivosa
Quinta da Gricha
Quinta da Prelada
Quinta da Roêda
Quinta da Romaneira
Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira
Quinta de Terra Feita
Quinta de Vargellas
Quinta do Bomfim
Quinta do Crasto
Quinta do Estanho
Quinta do Noval
Quinta do Panascal
Quinta do Portal
Quinta do Vale Meao
Quinta do Vesuvio
Quinta dos Canais
Quinta dos Corvos
Quinta dos Malvedos
Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora
Quinta S. Luiz
Quinta Santa Eufemia
Quinta Seara d'Ordens
Quinta Vale d'Agodinho
Real Companhia Velha
Rozes
Sao Pedro das Aguias
Vista Alegre

HouseBioma Vinha Velha
Niepoort
Vintage2008
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetMostly mulberry, black cherry, fruit and some cedar in the nose. Quite dry impression.Score range16.00 - 16.40
TasteRather full-bodied. Fruit and berry in flavour. Tannic but sweet and elegant with a promising and long finish.Average score16.20
Last tasted22nd April 2016Point this date16.00
CommentAt the Big Fortified Tasting in London.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseDalva
C. da Silva
Vintage2008
ColourQuite dark with just a hint of a yellow edge in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetStill dark berries such as mulberry, black berry and dark cherry, dried fruit but also some toffee and candy in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Lovely round tannins and will improve. Balanced, quite elegant and a taste dominated of dark berries and dried fruit. Very easy to drink and enjoy with a quite complex and rather long and intensive finish.Average score
Last tasted25th March 2023Point this date15.75
CommentTasted at home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseFonseca-GuimaraensVintage2008
ColourDeep ruby in colour with a garnet rim.Number of tastings6
BouquetDark berries, chocolate, toffee, cacao and coffee in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Quite a lot of tannins present. Taste of dark berries, chocolate and toffee. Balanced and elegant.Average score15.82
Last tasted20th April 2023Point this date15.50
CommentTasted at the Big Fortified Tasting in London, Great Britain.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da GaivosaVintage2008
ColourDark blue in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings3
BouquetVery spicy with cinnamon and ginger in the nose but also mulberry and black cherry.Score range15.00 - 15.25
TasteMedium body. Still soft tannin. Spicy and berry in flavour. Quite modern port. Elegant and attractive finish. An interesting port indeed.Average score15.13
Last tasted3rd November 2014Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Gricha
Churchill
Vintage2008
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetJust juicy nose.
TasteMedium-body. Immature and full of tannins. Short finish. Not so promising.
Last tasted1st November 2010Rating this dateGood
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da PreladaVintage2008
ColourYellow and mature in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetCacao, dark chocolate, herbs and pepper in the nose.Score range15.50 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Quite mature and almost peaking. Cacao, dark chocolate, herbs and some spiciness in taste with a quite long and lovely finish.Average score15.83
Last tasted2nd March 2024Point this date15.50
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Roeda
Croft
Vintage2008
ColourQuite dark but with a slightly yellow mature edge in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetChocolate, cacao, mint, some dark berry and herbs in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Quite mature but still with some very soft and delicate tannins. Will probably be better. Balanced with herbs, chocolate dark mature berries and mint in taste. Very enjoyable and easy to drink with a long finish full of herbs.Average score16.00
Last tasted31st December 2018Point this date16.00
CommentTasting at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da RomaneiraVintage2008
ColourStill quite dark but yellow and almost mature rim.Number of tastings8
BouquetToffee, coffee beams, some cacao, candy, some herbs and milk chocolate in the nose.Score range15.40 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Quite mature and almost peaking. Balanced, quite elegant and very easy to drink and enjoy. Toffee, some candy and old grocery shop in taste with a quite lovely, long and rather attractive finish.Average score15.72
Last tasted2nd March 2024Point this date15.90
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de Santa EufemiaVintage2008
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetBlackberry, mulberry and toffee in the nose. Some green herbs and liquorice.Score range15.40 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Blackberry and mulberry in taste. Rather soft tannins, sweet. Modern style port. Medium length with good balance.Average score15.55
Last tasted20th February 2017Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Restaurant Atmosfär in Malmö, Sweden.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de Terra Feita
Taylor
Vintage2008
ColourYellow and mature in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetLiquorice, cacao, chocolate, some violet and other lovely things in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteLovely body. Quite mature and almost peaking bit will probably improve a little Liquorice, cacao some violets and other things in flavour. A quite long, promising and elegant finish.Average score16.25
Last tasted2nd March 2024Point this date16.25
CommentTaste at the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de Vargellas
Taylor
Vintage2008
ColourStill medium ruby but with a yellow mature edge in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetCacao, coffee beans, dark chocolate, dried fruit, toffee and some violet in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.75
TasteQuite full-bodied. Almost mature with lovely and balanced tannins but elegant, very complex and enjoyable. Cacao, some coffee beans, chocolate and much more in the flavour with a very long, attractive and elegant finish.Average score16.25
Last tasted4th March 2023Point this date16.00
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Bomfim
Dow
Vintage2008
ColourVery dark ruby with just a hint of a yellow edge.Number of tastings2
BouquetToffee, cream candy, candy, chocolate, coffee beans and some herbs but also still some dark berries such as dark cherry and mulberry in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body almost full- bodied. Rather mature but with some very delicate and attractive tannins. Balanced and quite complex. Very tasty indeed with toffee, candy, herbs and much more. The finish is also very, tasty, quite long and very attractive.Average score
Last tasted2nd July 2022Point this date16.25
CommentTasted at home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do CrastoVintage2008
ColourStill very dark maybe almost black in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berries such as mulberry, dark cherry and blackberry but also cacao, dark chocolate, some ginger and sweet liquorice in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteLovely body. Still immature with lots of tannins and will improve a lot. Balanced and quite impressive and elegant with a lovely quite long and exciting finish. What will be?Average score
Last tasted12th August 2023Point this date16.00
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do EstanhoVintage2008
ColourDark blue in colourNumber of tastings2
BouquetCherry, dark berry and fruit in the nose. Quite generous.Score range
TasteMedium body. Sweet and easy to drink and like. A modern style of port. Spicy in flavour. Interesting and quite long finish.Average score
Last tasted4th November 2013Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do NovalVintage2008
ColourStill very dark ruby in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetMulberry, blackberry, dark cherry and much more in a quite complex bouquetScore range16.25 - 16.40
TasteAlmost full-bodied and lots of round. Attractive tannins but quite easy already now to drink and enjoy. Mulberry, dark berry and much more in taste. Very promising elegant and long finish. Exciting port.Average score16.35
Last tasted2nd November 2023Point this date16.40
CommentTasted at home.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do PortalVintage2008
ColourDark ruby in colour with a yellow rim.Number of tastings7
BouquetBlackberry, mulberry, cacao, eucalyptus and roasted oak in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Good tannins but quite easy to drink and like already. Quite dry. Dark berry, fruit and some oak in flavour. Quite nice and elegant but a rather short finish.Average score15.23
Last tasted2nd March 2019Point this date15.50
CommentTasting at the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.

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
HouseQuinta do Vale MeaoVintage2008
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetJuicy and very fruity in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Immature and lots of tannin. Hard to swallow. Dark berry in flavour and a nice long finish. A promising port.
Last tasted7th November 2011Rating this dateVery Good/ Impressive
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta dos Malvedos
Graham
Vintage2008
ColourDark ruby with just a hint of yellow mature edge in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetHerbs, ginger, powder and some lovely liniment in the noseScore range15.75 - 15.75
TasteLovely body. Round and elegant tannins but is in a way quite mature even if it will improve. Balanced and very easy to drink and enjoy. Herbs and some spiciness in taste with a quite long, round and attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted9th June 2022Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta Sao Luiz
Kopke
Vintage2008
ColourVery dark almost black in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetMulberry, blackberry, dark berry and liquorice in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Still very immature with lots of tannins with mulberry, blackberry and dark cherry in taste. The tannin is lovely and the finish of course tannic but quite interesting and long. Will be lovely to follow this port.Average score
Last tasted1st April 2018Point this date15.50
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta Seara d’OrdensVintage2008
ColourBlack in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetGenerous bouquet of liquorice and fruit.
TasteMedium body. Immature and some tannin. Liquorice in flavour and quite sweet. Easy to drink and like. Promising and quite long finish.
Last tasted5th November 2012Rating this dateVery good/ Impressive
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta Senhora da Ribeira
Dow
Vintage2008
ColourDark ruby in colour.Number of tastings5
BouquetStill dark berries such as mulberry, dark cherry, mature fruit and some chocolate in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Mature and almost peaking but still with some round tannin. Balanced and quite elegant. Very easy to drink and enjoy now. Quite attractive and a round finish.Average score
Last tasted11th June 2022Point this date15.50
CommentTasted at home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta Vale d’Agodinho
Quevedo
Vintage2008
ColourDark blue almost black in colourNumber of tastings1
BouquetMulberry, fruit and some burned oak in the nose
TasteMedium body. Some tannin. Quite fruity but a little burned oak in flavour. Quite good and interesting. Very fruity and nice finish.
Last tasted5th November 2012Rating this dateVery Good
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseReal VelhaVintage2008
ColourAlmost vlack with just a hint of a yellow edge in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berries suck as mulberry, blackberry, dark cherry and mature fruit in the nose.Score range0.90
TasteMedium body. Lovely round tannins and will develop. Balanced and rather complex with tannins and fruit in the finish but nothing else. Just faded away. The finish was a great disappointment.Average score
Last tasted26th May 2022Point this date14.90
CommentTasted at home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRozesVintage2008
ColourStill rather dark with a hint of yellow mature edge in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetDark berries, mulberry, ginger, herbs and some cacao in the bouquet but also wet cellar which was not so pleasant.Score range15.00 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Still immature and will be better. Balanced and attractive flavours of mulberry and dark berry. The taste is quite okay with a nice finish.Average score15.25
Last tasted12th October 2018Point this date15.00
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseSao Pedro das AguiasVintage2008
ColourStill dark ruby but with a mature yellow edge.Number of tastings1
BouquetHerbs, liquorice, some cacao, coffee beans and dark berries in the nose.Score range15.90 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Mature and almost peaking but will improve. Balanced and quite complex with herbs, some liquorice, cacao and dark berries in the mouth and with a rather elegant and quite lovely finish.Average score
Last tasted13th March 2022Point this date15.90
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseVista AlegreVintage2008
ColourVery dark almost black in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berries such as dark cherry, mulberry, black berry and mature fruit in the nose.Score range15.90 - 15.90
TasteLovely body with lots of aggressive tannins and will improve a lot. Balanced and quite complex with a quite long, very tannic and promissing finish. What will be? Exciting to follow!Average score
Last tasted16th March 2024Point this date15.90
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

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Martinez 1994
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