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Vintage Port 2012

VintageRatingBroad-
bent
SucklingDeclared housesKnown brandsComment
2012Very good-42

Declared brands that we know of are the following 42:

2012:Barao de Vilar
Barros
Bulas
Calem
Cottas
Dalva
Duorum Vinha de Castelo Melhor
Feuerheerd
Fonseca Guimaraens
Maynard
Quinta da Costa das Aguaneiras
Quinta da Gaivosa
Quinta da Galeira
Quinta da Pacheca
Quinta da Revolta
Quinta da Roêda
Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira
Quinta da Soalheira
Quinta das Carvalhas
Quinta das Lamelas
Quinta de la Rosa
Quinta de S. José
Quinta de Vargellas
Quinta de Ventozelo
Quinta do Arnozelo
Quinta do Estanho
Quinta do Javali
Quinta do Noval
Quinta do Vale Meao
Quinta do Vesuvio
Quinta dos Canais
Quinta dos Malvedos
Quinta Maria Izabel
Quinta S. Luiz
Quinta Seara d'Ordens
Real Companhia Velha
Rozes
Soalheira
Terras do Grifo
Vallado Adelaide
van Zellers
Vista Alegre

HouseBulasVintage2012
ColourDark blue in colour with just a hint of a yellow edge,Number of tastings3
BouquetLiquorice, sweetmeats, some butterscotch, chocolate, toffee and cacao in the nose.Score range15.40 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Still a little immature but quite elegant and rather tasty. Very sweet. Liquorice and sweetmeats in taste. Balanced port with a rather attractive finish. Very easy to drink today.Average score15.45
Last tasted21st August 2022Point this date15.40
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCalemVintage2012
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetMulberry, blackberry, dark berry in the nose.
TasteMedium body. Loaded with fruit but not much tannin. Easy to drink and enjoy but no long runner. Blackberry and dark berry in taste. Balanced but a modern style of port with a rather short but nice finish.
Last tasted19th November 2016Rating this dateGood
CommentAt the Calem tasting in Leverkusen, Germany.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCottasVintage2012
ColourBlue in colourNumber of tastings2
BouquetMulberry, cherry and fruit in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Immature but a light and modern port. Of course tannic but easy to drink already now. Balanced and some complexity but a rather short finish.Average score
Last tasted6th November 2017Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseCuvee Adelaide
Quinta do Vallado
Vintage2012
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetQuite closed nose with dark berry and fruit. Still juicy.
TasteMedium body. Dark berry in taste. Quite drinkable and with tannins. Enjoyable but maybe a little short finish.
Last tasted11th September 2014Rating this dateVery Good
CommentIn Quinta do Vallado’s lodge at the trip to Oporto – Douro, Portugal with the Port Wine Club est. 1981 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersSAI, JB
HouseFonseca-GuimaraensVintage2012
ColourStill very dark but with a yellow mature edge in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetCacao, chocolate, Christmas cake, spiciness and some fudge in the nose but also some dark berries and mature fruit.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteLovely body. Elegant and with quite complex tannins. Will of course improve a lot. Balanced and very attractive to drink and easy to enjoy. Tasty with cacao, dark chocolate, spiciness and ginger in mouth. The finish is very elegant and quite long and promising with lovely tannins. Lovely port indeed!Average score
Last tasted19th May 2022Point this date16.00
CommentTasted at restaurant Villa Dagmar in Stockholm
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseMaynardVintage2012
ColourAlmost black in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetDark cherry, dark berry and some cacao nose with some oak.Score range15.25 - 15.25
TasteMedium body. Loaded with fruit and tannins. Dark berry and some cacao in flavour. Nice young port with a nice and quite long finish.Average score
Last tasted4th March 2017Point this date15.25
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HousePachecaVintage2012
ColourMedium dark ruby with a yellow edge in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetCacao, chocolate and mature fruit in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Quite mature but will probably develop a little. Very easy to drink and enjoy now. An elegant and quite complex port with taste of cacao and chocolate and with an attractive finish.Average score15.70
Last tasted1st November 2021Point this date15.50
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta da Roeda
Croft
Vintage2012
ColourQuite dark but with just a hint of a yellow mature edge in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark chocolate, cacao, dark cherry and dark berry in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Still with very soft with delicate tannins and will of course be better. Balanced with cacao and dark chocolate in taste. A complex port with lovely, aggressive tannins in an attractive finish.Average score
Last tasted23rd June 2018Point this date16.25
CommentTasting at Quinta da Roeda’s lodge in the Douro Valley, Portugal.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta das CarvalhasVintage2012
ColourStill very dark ruby almost black in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berries such as mulberry, dark cherry and blue berry, mature fruit, and some dark chocolate in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Lovely round and quite complex tannins and will develop a lot. Balanced and very tasty with dark berries, chocolate and fruit in the mouth. The finish is rich of tannins, lovely complex and quite long. Will be nice to follow.Average score
Last tasted6th June 2022Point this date16.00
CommentTasted at home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta das LamelasVintage2012
ColourDark ruby.Number of tastings4
BouquetMulberry, black current, blue berry, ripe cherry, dark berry, spring flowers and some milk chocolate in the nose.Score range15.90 - 16.00
TasteMedium body and soft tannins. Rather dry. Balanced and elegant with mulberry, dark berry and spring flowers in taste and with a nice and quite attractive and long finish. Will be very interesting to follow!Average score15.97
Last tasted26th November 2021Point this date16.00
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Festival in Leverkusen, Germany.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de la RosaVintage2012
ColourStill quite dark ruby in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetMulberry, spring flowers and some coffee in the nose.Score range15.00 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Quite light tannins and very easy to like, drink and enjoy! Mulberry, spring flowers and roses in taste. Balanced and quite complex with a nice finish.Average score15.17
Last tasted2nd March 2019Point this date15.00
CommentAt the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de Vargellas
Taylor
Vintage2012
ColourStill very dark ruby in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetViolet, flowers, cacao, some mulberry and chocolate in the nose.Score range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Still some lovely tannin but balanced and very elegant. Violet, spring flowers and some cacao in taste with a long elegant and quite complex finish.Average score
Last tasted2nd March 2019Point this date16.25
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta de VentozeloVintage2012
ColourVery dark ruby in colour.Number of tastings3
BouquetBlackberry, blue berry and some mulberry in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Immature of course but the tannin are quite agreeable and the port is easy to drink and very enjoyable. Loaded with fruit and dark berry but balanced with a quite interesting and a rather attractive finish.Average score15.47
Last tasted2nd March 2019Point this date15.75
CommentAt the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do Arnozelo
Burmester
Vintage2012
ColourQuite yellow mature in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCacao, dark chocolate, dried fruit and some candy in the nose.Score range15.40 - 15.40
TasteMedium body. Mature and almost peaking. Balanced and very enjoyable. Cacao, candy and some liquorice in taste. Easy to drink and enjoy with a lovely and quite attractive finishAverage score
Last tasted29th February 2020Point this date15.40
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta do NovalVintage2012
ColourDark blue in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetFruity, juice, mint and vanilla in the nose
TasteQuite full-bodied and quite a lot of tannins. Dark berry and fruit in taste. Attractive and long finish.
Last tasted22nd April 2016Rating this dateVery good/ Impressive
CommentAt the Big Fortified Tasting in London, Great Britain.

Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive
TastersJB
HouseQuinta do VesuvioVintage2012
ColourStill quite dark ruby in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetBlack cherry, mulberry, dark cherry and blue berry in the noseScore range16.25 - 16.25
TasteMedium body. Still lovely tannin but balanced and quite attractive. Loaded with fruit and black berry in taste. Quite elegant and with a rather long and lovely finish which is appreciated.Average score
Last tasted2nd March 2019Point this date16.25
CommentTasted at the Port Wine Fair in Roskilde, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta Maria IzabelVintage2012
ColourDark ruby in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCream candy, candy, some liquorice and some cacao in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Balanced and elegant but still tannins and will be better. Cream candy and liquorice in taste and a nice finish. Very easy to drink and like.Average score
Last tasted22nd June 2018Point this date15.75
CommentTasting at Quinta Maria Izabel’s lodge in the Douro Valley, Portugal
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta Seara d’OrdensVintage2012
ColourVery dark ruby, almost black in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetDark berries such as mulberry, dark cherry, blueberries and lots of mature fruit in the nose.Score range15.90 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Still loaded with tannins and very promising. Balanced and attractive with lots of dark berries and fruity in taste. The finish is quite long and still very tannic and impressive and it will be lovely to follow.Average score
Last tasted25th May 2022Point this date15.90
CommentTaste at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseQuinta Senhora da Ribeira
Dow
Vintage2012
ColourDark blue almost black but with a yellow edge in colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetStill lts of black berries such as black cherry, mulberry, blueberry and mature yellow fruit in the nose.Score range15.90 - 15.90
TasteMedium body. Lots of lovely tannins and will be much better. Dry but balanced. Dark berries and fruit dominate the taste with an elegant, lovely and quite exciting finish. Will be a port to follow.Average score
Last tasted1st May 2022Point this date15.90
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseReal VelhaVintage2012
ColourDark blue but a nice yellow rim in colour.Number of tastings2
BouquetDark berry, mulberry, blackberry and fruit in the nose.Score range15.50 - 15.50
TasteMedium body. Immature and tannic. Mulberry and fruit in taste. Balance and quite modern in style. Rather complex with a nice finish.Average score
Last tasted6th November 2017Point this date15.50
CommentAt the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseRozesVintage2012
ColourDark ruby in colour with young ruby rim.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark cherry, liquorice, mulberry and some cacao in the nose.Score range16.00 - 16.00
TasteMedium body. Still a bit immature but easy to drink and appreciate with some soft tannins. Balanced and easy to drink with soft acidity and a quite long finish.Average score
Last tasted4th July 2021Point this date16.00
CommentAt home with the family
TastersSAI, JB, SS
HouseSoalheira
Borges
Vintage2012
ColourStill very dark indeed, but with a yellow mature edge.Number of tastings1
BouquetDark berries, especially blue berries and red bell pepper in the nose.Score range15.75 - 15.75
TasteLovely body. Quite mature and easy to drink and enjoy. Still some round and elegant tannins and will improve. Balanced and tasty with a quite complex and lovely, rather long finish. A very interesting port indeed.Average score
Last tasted22nd January 2022Point this date15.75
CommentTasted at home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS
Housevan ZellersVintage2012
ColourDark ruby in colour.Number of tastings4
BouquetMulberry, blackberry, dark cherry, some herbs and fruit in the nose.Score range15.25 - 15.75
TasteMedium body. Easy to drink and not much tannins. Balanced and rather complex with taste of dark berries such as mulberry, black berry and dark cherry and fruit. Quite enjoyable and with a quite long finish.Average score15.42
Last tasted15th September 2022Point this date15.25
CommentTasted at the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

Last tasted:

13th November
Quinta de Vargellas
Taylor 1991
12th November
Fonseca-Guimaraens 1961
Graham´s Malvedos 1961
29th October
Quinta de Ervamoira
Ramos Pinto 2007
28th October
Churchill 2007
22nd October
Fonseca-Guimaraens 2008
21st October
Quinta do Bomfim
Dow 2010
8th October
Quinta de Santa Julia 2003
5th October
Burmester 1997
Dalva
C. da Silva 1982
Graham 2003
Messias 2005
Niepoort 1985
Quinta do Noval 1995
Wiese & Krohn 2003

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