NV Quinta do Infantado Dry White

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NV Quinta do Infantado Dry White

Post by WineLoverPT » 10:15 Mon 14 Jul 2014

Stopper style cork
5.99 euros (although I did get 10% off)

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Double-decanted at 5pm: Straight from the fridge. The colour of weak acacia blossom honey. Smell that reminds me of super-duper-extraultra-cheapo sweet German white wine that I had once when I was 18 and put me off white wine for, well, let me think, until now really. If this is the dry version I’d really hate to try the sweet! I guess this is a bit like port - pineapple port, perhaps. I’ll try it a little warmer tonight (the bottle says 13°C), otherwise I’ll try it with ice or maybe even a slice of lemon, which is how I like my cheap Moscatel.
Later: OK, perhaps there's some magic that happens at 13°C that doesn't happen at 12 or 14? I sit watching the thermometer in the glass until it hits exactly 13°C. Nope - same yuckiness - like a cheap German white with alcohol added.
Later: I normally look forward to the lunchtime taster - just the merest nip to see how things are developing - but I couldn't bear the thought.
Later: I'm 2 days in now, and there's still about 4/5ths of the bottle left - this, trust me, is not usual.
Later: The scientist in me takes over...

Try it with a slice of lemon - in fact, a slice from the first ever lemon we've picked from our very own lemon tree planted 5 years ago - ruined a perfectly good slice of lemon.
Try it with Absinthe - my "hard liquor" of choice - I went with the 57% rather than the 85% - ruined a perfectly good drop of absinthe - however, let me tell you, this is a potent mixture - but even the green faeries (they were legion) had grimaces on their faces.
Try it with ice - at least that was a cheap experiment.

I start looking for cooking recipes that need white port.

Later: I found that if you add lemon-flavoured water it becomes just about drinkable - not nice but it doesn't make me cringe.

Reading between the lines of this TN you might well think that I didn't like this all that much.
I couldn't possibly comment.

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Re: NV Quinta do Infantado Dry White

Post by flash_uk » 11:27 Mon 14 Jul 2014

Superb TN!

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Re: NV Quinta do Infantado Dry White

Post by AW77 » 19:16 Mon 14 Jul 2014

I also very much enjoy your TNs. Have you ever thought of doing some Creative Writing?

You could try to use this port for Porto Tonic (like Gin Tonic, but with port instead of gin).
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Re: NV Quinta do Infantado Dry White

Post by djewesbury » 19:18 Mon 14 Jul 2014

AW77 wrote:I also very much enjoy your TNs. Have you ever thought of doing some Creative Writing?

You could try to use this port for Porto Tonic (like Gin Tonic, but with port instead of as well as gin).
I corrected that for you.
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Re: NV Quinta do Infantado Dry White

Post by AW77 » 19:25 Mon 14 Jul 2014

You're really crapulous. :)
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Re: NV Quinta do Infantado Dry White

Post by djewesbury » 19:27 Mon 14 Jul 2014

AW77 wrote:You're really crapulous. :)
I think that is the best post written by a German on this forum ever. It may be the best post written by anyone on this forum ever.
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Re: NV Quinta do Infantado Dry White

Post by djewesbury » 19:27 Mon 14 Jul 2014

djewesbury wrote:
AW77 wrote:You're really crapulous. :)
I think that is the best post written by a German on this forum ever. It may be the best post written by anyone on this forum ever.
And I think the Deutsche Post should commemorate it.
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Re: NV Quinta do Infantado Dry White

Post by AHB » 18:19 Tue 15 Jul 2014

But please don't hold back in future tasting notes. If you are so subtle we may not understand how you really feel about a particular port. :D
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Re: NV Quinta do Infantado Dry White

Post by PhilW » 09:02 Wed 16 Jul 2014

Loved the TN, and agree wrt dry white port - best served with anything you want to ruin (non-dry white port on the other hand can be a beautiful thing).
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