2000 Quinta do Vale Dona Maria

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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ajfeather
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2000 Quinta do Vale Dona Maria

Post by ajfeather » 14:44 Sun 31 May 2009

D0 - very dark magenta, impenetrable. Subdued nose, alcohol and savoury red fruit are there but masked a bit. Sweet fruit on the front of the pallate to start with, reminds me a little of a cherry cough sweet and then the alcohol follows through before a bitter sweet finish that is satisfying. Quite dry and puckering tannins. Brooding comes to mind.

D24 - nose has a bit of blackberry. Cherry fruit dominates the pallate, touch of spicy ginger and a hint of bitters. Big mouth filling finish.

D48 - figgy and plummy now with a bit of spice. Still lots of tannin but i like this one. Quite long now.

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