1997 Quinta do Infantado

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jdaw1
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1997 Quinta do Infantado

Post by jdaw1 » 15:48 Sat 09 Apr 2011

Tasted at The Big Fortified Tasting, a trade fair in London at Glaziers Hall on Wed 06 April 2011 (Review thread, containing links to other tasting notes). This being a large trade-fair event, tasting notes generally brief.

I97. Red-red-pink, 60% opaque. Nose mature, showing spirit. Spirit also dominating the taste, with lightly-candied sweetness. Early maturing.

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Re: 1997 Quinta do Infantado

Post by JacobH » 14:22 Thu 14 Apr 2011

Quinta do Infantado 1997 VP
Pinkish / purple in colour. Some soft fruits on the nose. More fruit and spices in the mouth. Round tannins. Fantastic.
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Re: 1997 Quinta do Infantado

Post by AHB » 08:48 Tue 03 May 2011

Deep red, but showing signs of early maturity in the rim; 95% opaque. Stewed Victoria plums on the nose. Silky structure on entry, then ripe red apples before the spicy tannins make themselves known - but not aggressively. Red apple peel dominates the pleasant aftertaste and a good length finish. Spicy cranberries vanish at the end of a long finish. Drinking very nicely now. 86/100.

Interesting to note the difference in opacity between my note and JDAW's - I could barely see the stem of the glass through my tasting sample; it really was almost opaque.
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Re: 1997 Quinta do Infantado

Post by jdaw1 » 11:35 Tue 03 May 2011

AHB wrote:Interesting to note the difference in opacity between my note and JDAW's - I could barely see the stem of the glass through my tasting sample; it really was almost opaque.
Perhaps a different bottle? The TNs suggest that the I97 in my glass was early-maturing more much than yours. Off bottle?

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