1977 Quinta do Infantado Colheita

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flash_uk
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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1977 Quinta do Infantado Colheita

Post by flash_uk » 13:31 Tue 26 Jul 2016

Where: The Boot & Flogger 10-20 Redcross Way, SE1 1TA
When: 18h30 on Wednesday 20th July
What: Anything But Vintage III

A few of us gathered to sample some things which were not Vintage Port.

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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1977 Quinta do Infantado Colheita

Post by AHB » 18:08 Tue 16 Aug 2016

Bottled 1986. Polished mahogany in colour, 60% opaque. Smelly on the nose with some bottle stink dominating at first. Light texture on entry, rather watery. The palate is built around a tannic core which reveals molasses and grapefruit with a hint of treacle. The acidity burns on the aftertaste before this port delivers its only redeeming feature of a very long, dry finish of burnt sugar. This is a port which is drying out and fading and did not show well. 81/100.
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Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1977 Quinta do Infantado Colheita

Post by flash_uk » 15:25 Thu 08 Sep 2016

60% opacity, brown. Soft nose, burnt caramel, orange. Reasonably well balanced with acidity, fruit, tannin. Oranges on the palate, though lacking backbone.

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