1985 Quinta do Infantado

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jdaw1
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1985 Infantado

Post by jdaw1 » 05:04 Thu 27 Dec 2007

From the ‟Emergency” 1985 horizontal on Wednesday 26th December 2007, in which we tasted Dow 1985, Infantado 1985, two bottles of Ramos Pinto 1985, Graham 1985, Warre 1985, Croft 1985, and Offley 1968 Colheita.

The following day, Thursday 27th December 2007, these bottles were joined by Taylor 1985 and Andresen 1985.

Also see the review of the evening as a whole, and thread in which this tasting was arranged.
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Infantado 1985

Post by jdaw1 » 05:33 Thu 27 Dec 2007

Infantado 1985, my first taste of this house. A lot of nose, with something floral violets perhaps. Later was thought lemony. Very hot to taste, then smooth and rich. An imperfect finish that some (RSH + JG) thought ‟bitter”. But the initial taste rich red fruit. For me the ending just dries out (rather than being bitter).

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Post by g-man » 06:39 Thu 27 Dec 2007

hazy pale red with a brownish tint.

light nose of something floral? Backed by a honey graham cracker nose.

This definitely had a great delicate smell that you need to dig for.

taste is a bit watered but it's got great red fruit and honey.

The finish is very disappointing with a sharp bitter tobacco finish that lasts about 30 seconds.

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Infantado 1985

Post by jdaw1 » 22:47 Fri 28 Dec 2007

Hangover gone; glasses cleaned; dinner cooking. Time to write-up my tasting notes.

On the second day the Infantado was mid-red, though not as opaque as some. Nose, in so far as there was any at all, of candied cherry. But a great clingy oily mouthfeel, coating the mouth really well and a dry ending of spice. Also worthy of a ‟☺”.

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Post by EricD » 02:01 Wed 02 Jan 2008

I wasn't too keen on the Infantado 1985. My first Infantado as well. Brownish color, curious nose of strawberries and camphor. Not very sweet, minty, decent mouthfeel, spice on the finish (nutmeg?) 89 pts.

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