Quevedo 2003 LBV: Tasting Notes

This page provides an overview of my notes on the Quevedo 2003 LBV. Apologies if the notes are brief (or non-existent); they are mainly recorded for my benefit with public distribution being a secondary priority!

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The Notes

Tasting 1

Notes: Dark in the middle, with just a touch of red on the rim. On the nose, very attractive: dark, complex aromas; with a certain amount of blackcurrant swirling around. In the mouth, a small amount of blackcurrant and blackberry is immediately present, with a nice amount of sugar. Followed by quite a dry middle- and after- taste, with some black pepper and quite robust tannins giving a chewy texture. Aftertaste: is very long but very subtle

No rating.

Tasting 2

Notes: Through the Coravin. The first drops were surprisingly transparent and red, becoming more cloudy as the sediment picked up. Rather muted on the nose. In the mouth, very tight; slightly astringent; with bold acidity. Perhaps needs more time to open up (either in decanter or bottle)?

Date: 10th March 2016

Rated*: P

Tasting 3

Notes: A long time since I have tried this. Whilst a traditional LBV, little sediment. Much more red than purple and fading. A very good, Port-y nose, although little fruit. In the mouth, some fresh fruit, some acidity and little sugar. Quite austere. Some tannins. A very serious wine, reminding me of Dow or perhaps Barão de Vilar. Needs more time, I think to lose the last bit of tannins.

Date: 25th February 2020

Rated*: P+

* A Note on Ratings

My rating system attempts to answer the question “is this a good Port?” one of three ways: N—No; P—Possibly; or C—Certainly. Ports generally are rated against others of their category. Therefore, a Ruby Port which I rate as C for Certainly good, might not be as good as a Vintage Port which receives the same rating. I sometimes modify my rating with a plus or minus indicating that the Port is better or worse than might be expected for this category.


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