2004 Quinta do Infantado

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AHB
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2004 Quinta do Infantado vintage port

Post by AHB » 22:48 Fri 23 Apr 2010

Solid red centre, transparent on the rim. Hugely herbaceous nose, some blueberry mixed with sage. Sweet entry, showing sweet damsons; very tannic with quite a grip. Nice development. Empty aftertaste other than some cheek tingling sensation, although some flavours do develop on the finish. Adequate drinking. 83/100. Tasted 19 April 2010.
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Re: 2004 Quinta do Infantado vintage port

Post by JacobH » 11:57 Sun 25 Apr 2010

Was this definitely a VP? I thought Infantado didn’t release LBVs and VPs in the same year and I’ve just been unpacking some of the latter for 2004...
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Re: 2004 Quinta do Infantado vintage port

Post by angeleyes » 09:50 Fri 24 Sep 2010

I ordered the 2004 L.B.V. but upon receipt the label says "Vintage 2004" (as with this picture but with 2004 instead of 2007): http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_xqO5XifqQu4/T ... e+2007.jpg

Also it was bottled in May 2007, rather than 2009 as in J.G.H.'s L.B.V. tasting note.

Labelling error? Sent the wrong thing?
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Re: 2004 Quinta do Infantado vintage port

Post by Glenn E. » 21:46 Fri 24 Sep 2010

My guess would be that they sent you the wrong thing.

A 2004 VP could legally be bottled in 2007. A 2004 LBV could not. That plus the label stating "Vintage 2004" is a pretty clear indication that they did in fact send you a Vintage Port and not an LBV.

Oh darn!
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