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Portal 1995 Vintage Port is our first vintage declaration.
As it's a wine with a considerable bottle ageing it should be decanted in order to remove the sediment and to allow it to breathe.
Its evolution has been remarkable. Aroma of dry plum and spices, earthy and fresh. Silky, smooth and very appealing. A special wine with a great character.

91 pontos Wine Enthusiast

Portal 1997 Vintage Port is the result of a great year. After a harsh winter, with snow hitting our properties in January. February and March  brought hot and sunny days what led to a early bud-burst. In April and May we had again cold and humid weather allowing for a even development of the vines. Summer was hot and dry allowing an excellent maturation of the grapes, that were picked on the 16th September.
The wine starts closed on the nose, but as it opens reveals notes of tobacco, dry plums and spices. Well structured with a complex volume, but quite silky. It finishes very long and very pleasant.

93 pontos Wine Lovers Page
93 pontos For The Love of Port

Portal 1999 Vintage Port is round, smooth, well balanced with aromas of black cherry, raspberry , cassis and a touch of mocca all very well integrated.
Ideal to drink with 10 to 15 years of bottle ageing.

Awards
PORTAL VINTAGE PORT 1999
SILVER MEDAL - International Wine Challenge
SILVER MEDAL - Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
94 pontos For The Love of Port

Portal 2000 Vintage Port was our first Port to be awarded with a Gold Medal at the prestigious International Wine Challenge, and opened way to our 2003 fantastic double declaration.

This is a wine built to last for decades! Opaque purple hue, in the nose we have notes of plum and purple fruit. Full-bodied, but smooth and elegant, with a delicious cassis, cedar and raspberry profile.

Awards
PORTAL VINTAGE PORT 2000

GOLD MEDAL - International Wine Challenge
93 pontos For The Love of Port

Portal Vintage Port 2003 (classic), awarded Champion Fortified Wine of the Year at the International Wine Challenge, is indeed a remarkable and unique wine produced in a excepcional year. Very rainy Winter that made possible to the vines to cope with the extreme heat we had in the Summer. Blackish intense purple with aromas of blueberry, anise, mint and some black pepper. Big and balanced full-bodied wine with sweet black plum and blueberries with lots of good acidity.
A wine that is easy to like that has a very, very long finish.

Awards
CHAMPION FORTIFIED WINE OF THE YEAR - International Wine Challenge
THE PORT TROPHY - International Wine Challenge
THE VINTAGE PORT TROPHY - International Wine Challenge
94 pontos Wine Enthusiast
18.5 pontos Jancis Robinson
95 pontos For The Love of Port

Portal 2003+ Vintage Port was born of a young parcel of Touriga Nacional from Quinta dos Muros.
For the first time we declared 2 different Vintage Ports in the same year. The 2003+ like the classic was considered one of the best of the year. In fact, both of them were among the best 5 wines of 2003!
It has great ripe fruit but more fresh and young what allied to its powerful tannins make it dense, intense but smooth and very pleasant.
The production was about 1/3 comparing to the classic bottling.

Awards
Wine Enthusiast - TOP 100 WINES OF THE YEAR

GOLD MEDAL - International Wine Challenge

 

95 pontos Wine Enthusiast
18 pontos Jancis Robinson

Portal 2007 Vintage Port celebrates the 10th Declaration of both Quinta do Portal and Paulo Coutinho.

Very dark purple, it has aromas of plum and black fig in a clean and pure profile. Very balanced, silky but with a firm tannin and excellent acidity. Elegant!

90 pontos Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
17 pontos Jancis Robinson
94 pontos For The Love of Port

For the first time we started picking grapes for Vintage Port in August! The majority of the fruit for the 2011 came from Quinta dos Muros where the Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz coped very well with the heat throughout the summer. These grapes were macerated in closed vats and the grapes from the older vineyards in lagar.
The wine shows mature fruit retaining freshness and accessibility. It has a great minerality that balances very well with its power and concentration.

17 pontos Revista de Vinhos

AWARDS 2016

BEST WINE OF THE YEAR
GRANDE RESERVA 2011

The international jury of the Wines of Portugal Challenge awarded the Grande Reserva 2011 as BEST WINE OF THE YEAR and BEST RED BLEND.

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