Taylor 2001 Quinta de Terra Feita SQVP: Tasting Notes

This page provides an overview of my notes on the Taylor 2001 Quinta de Terra Feita SQVP. 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: I was struck by complexity compared to the Taylor LBV and Ruby. Dense black morello cherries on the nose. Nice complex jammyness in the mouth. Some tannins. Odd after-taste of cabbages, though (?!); perhaps caused by a flaw in the glasses or the bottle.

Tasted at: Taylor’s and Cheese, Milbank

Date: 20th December 2010

Rated*: P

Tasting 2

No notes recorded.

Tasted at: Lake district Christmas 2015

Date: 25th December 2015

Rated*: P

Tasting 3

Notes: Deep red. Good porty nose. Rather limited in the mouth in terms of tannins and fruit. Very drinkable, however.

Date: 4th February 2019

Rated*: P

Tasting 4

No notes recorded.

Date: 9th March 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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