(English) Judging Our 2007 Vintage Port – We rather you do it

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  • http://www.prgrisley.com michael grisley

    Great post Oscar! I haven’t been lucky enough to taste the Vintage 2007, but I have a feeling it might be soon. I know of “an importer” who may have been able to make your products available in the US, so I’ll let you know when I taste it! Anyway, great point on the scores for the 2007, what a range- 88, 92, 93/95+…….it obviously speaks of the quality and dedication you are putting into your products. While I don’t doubt any of the tasters palates, I think one thing to keep in mind are the other wines and countries that they are also tasting and reviewing. I know Jay Miller reviews wines from Spain, South America, Australia, Oregon and Washington along with vintage Ports. Does this make his palate more “in tune” with ports as he isn’t being inundated with tasting ports, or is it the opposite and his palate is “out of tune” as he isn’t giving ports his full attention? I have no idea which one it is and it could be debated forever without a solution, but it just goes to show that all ratings from all reviews need to be taken with a grain of salt. I am a bit torn as an importer because we need scores on the wines we represent to help bolster sales, but at the same time when I drink wine at a restaurant or at home with friends and family, we never “rate” wines with a score. We will certainly discuss the qualities of the wine and make the decision if we like it or not, but we’re usually too busy cooking, dancing, and running after children to put a number on a wine!!

  • Andy Velebil

    Having had your 2007 VP on a few occasions now my scores have always been in the 93-96 point range and that included the early samples. So 88 points is IMO way too low of a score.

  • http://quevedoportwine.com/ Oscar Quevedo

    Thank you Andy, glad to know that YOU think our 07 is worth some extra points!