NV Quevedo 30YO white

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NV Quevedo 30YO white

Post by akzy » 19:03 Fri 31 Jul 2020

Tasted on 30/07/20 as part of the Quevedo white port tasting hosted by Oscar Quevedo, the BFT and VWP.

Definitely darker than the previous reserves and 10YO maybe 25% opacity. The nose is more perfumed than the 10YO with a strong inclination for raisins and currents. If I was blind, probably would have said a tawny. In the mouth, its a smooth, sophisticated port with a hearty nuttiness to boot. It is however incredibly delicate and perhaps not as big as I would like. The food pairing suggested having some chocolate and nuts to have with it. I had this with chocolate which quickly overpowered the port (Rich believes otherwise, YMMV).

A solid 30YO white. 16/20.

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Re: NV Quevedo 30YO white

Post by JacobH » 11:09 Sat 01 Aug 2020

Notes: Average age: 38 to 40 years. Definitely brown in colour rather than amber. More similar to the reserve white than the 10-year-old on the nose: very reserved and with little fruit. In the mouth, the immediate hit is very austere and not to my tastes. It then opens up to lovely caramel with a very long aftertaste. But the austerity is problematic for me.

Tasted at: Quevedo Virtual White Port Tasting

Date: 30th July 2020

Rated*: P

http://www.jacob-head.com/port/records/ ... -Old-White

* A Note on Ratings

My rating system attempts to answer the question “is this a good Port?” one of three ways: N—No; P—Possibly; or C—Certainly. Ports generally are rated against others of their category. Therefore, a Ruby Port which I rate as C for Certainly good, might not be as good as a Vintage Port which receives the same rating. I sometimes modify my rating with a plus or minus indicating that the Port is better or worse than might be expected for this category.

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