1871 Quinta do Loureiro colheita

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AHB
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1871 Quinta do Loureiro colheita

Post by AHB » 22:43 Tue 17 Jul 2012

From Quinta de Loureiro, a colheita from 1871 although the date is not permitted on the label by the IVDP. Bottled about 35-40 years ago.

Deep brown in colour, opaque and slightly soupy. Huge nose, full of rancio and very clearly a barrel aged colheita. Stringly acidic, mild coffee flavours over the top of concentrated lime and grape juice. A big, acidic aftertaste, leaving dry cheeks and a rancio impression. Lingering dry grapefuit finish. 86/100.

Two days later this had benefitted from the extra air contact. The nose had become elegant, with a good grapefruit focus. On the palate this was full of sweet brown sugar and bitter grapefuit, delivering a big palate presence. Good structure and showing well. Warm, burnt sugar aftertaste and long grapefruit / lemon peel finish. A very good showing. 90/100. 13-Jun-12. Decanted 2 days.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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Re: 1871 Quinta do Loureiro colheita

Post by idj123 » 14:55 Sat 14 Jun 2014

I acquired a bottle of this some time back. Haven't yet cracked it open but question for Alex-how did you determine that it was bottled 35-40 years since as you said, there is nothing on the bottle to indicate?

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Re: 1871 Quinta do Loureiro colheita

Post by AHB » 08:24 Sun 15 Jun 2014

idj123 wrote:I acquired a bottle of this some time back. Haven't yet cracked it open but question for Alex-how did you determine that it was bottled 35-40 years since as you said, there is nothing on the bottle to indicate?
Purely as an estimate from the appearance of the bottle, sello and label.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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Re: 1871 Quinta do Loureiro colheita

Post by idj123 » 10:56 Sun 15 Jun 2014

Thanks Alex-stencilled label and no sello. Guess I'll just need to drink it and take a view.

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