2000 Quinta do Passadouro

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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RonnieRoots
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2000 Quinta do Passadouro Vintage Port

Post by RonnieRoots » 12:23 Wed 09 Dec 2009

The last year this was bottled under the flag (and supervision) of Niepoort. Drank over the course of several days.

Day 1: Fresh on the nose, and a tad alcoholic. Medium bodied, very well balanced and compact. The fruit is still very young and dark. At this point it lacks a bit of length on the finish, but it could be somewhat closed. A primary port still, that is surprisingly young (earlier Passadouro's seemed to age faster) and fun to drink at this point in its life.

Day 2: Keeping up in great style. A bit more round and full than on day 1. Some half-dried plums and cherries, and a pleasant warm finish. It may not be the most complex port on the market, but it shows plenty of youth and is a joy to drink. A nice surprise.

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