Quinta do Infantado 2004 LBV: Tasting Notes

This page provides an overview of my notes on the Quinta do Infantado 2004 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: Bottled 2008. Drunk: Christmas Eve, 2017. Deep, clear, red. Good simple fruit on the nose. In the mouth, some immediate fruit; almost no tannins; good acidty. Short aftertaste. Strong red currants and related fruits. About as good as one would wish for in an LBV. As I thought: clearly a mistake to drink these at under 10 years!

Rated*: C

Tasting 2

Notes: Very dark but more red and brown than purple. The nose is attractive. Complex with some mint. In the mouth, it is a curious mix. Not lots of fruit, nor very sweet. A rather nice and complex mix of subtle flavours.

Date: 22nd January 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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