Quevedo “Reserve” White: Tasting Notes

This page provides an overview of my notes on the Quevedo “Reserve” White. 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: About 8 years’ old. Colour: clear amber / orange. Subdued nose: some oxidised components and a distant orange peel. Quite sweet in the mouth but not too cloying. Incredible flavour of bitter oranges and orange peel. Almost like a liqueur! Limited acidity with long aftertaste containing more oranges. A few tannins left. Really excellent for an un-aged white.

Tasted at: Quevedo Virtual White Port Tasting

Date: 30th July 2020

Rated*: C

* 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 weighted slightly by their category. Therefore, a Ruby Port might receive a C rating for Certainly good which it might not were it to be a Vintage Port. 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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