2018 Quevedo (cask sample)

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akzy
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2018 Quevedo (cask sample)

Post by akzy » 19:27 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.

A very funky nose which I can only explain by an unfortunate bottling into the small containers - not rated.

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Re: 2018 Quevedo (cask sample)

Post by JacobH » 10:57 Sat 01 Aug 2020

Notes: A cask sample. Opaque purple throughout. Incredibly concentrated on grapes on the nose. In the mouth, again lots of grapes but less fruit than I might expect. Quite dry, too. Oscar Quevedo suggests violets and orange blossom: I agree. Strong acidity and tannins. Quaffable now. Will be interesting to see how it develops.

Tasted at: Quevedo Virtual White Port Tasting

Date: 30th July 2020

Rated*: P+

http://www.jacob-head.com/port/records/ ... do_2018_VP

* 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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