2004 Quinta do Infantado

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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2004 Quinta do Infantado Vintage Porto

Post by angeleyes » 23:02 Mon 27 Sep 2010

Bought as L.B.V., but is V.P. (or S.Q.V.P.). Seems to be the wrong bottles in the case, ah well, never mind.

D+0
Decanted, with some fine chunks of sediment. Dark and opaque. Fresh nose of cherries, damsons and a huge amount of herbs. Strong herbal flavours in the mouth too, and a chewy tannic streak. Juicy acidity. Finish is dominated by leftover tannin and acidity, but the herbs remain. I'm finding this herbaceousness a bit overpowering.

D+20
Calmed down somewhat. The herbal nature has become more balanced, and it has lovely sweet damsons. Much easier drinking now. Well balanced and I think it's rather lovely.
Mark

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