1997 Quevedo Colheita (bottled 2022)

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Alex Bridgeman
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1997 Quevedo Colheita (bottled 2022)

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1997 colheita, matured in cask for several years. Slightly more brick tone to the colour, a little lighter in intensity. A little more restrained on the nose than the wine matured in the tonel, but with a similar spiciness. Smooth on the palate, gentle with the tannins a very fine charcoal. Dried fruit, dried apple, rich and full of spice. A wonderful rich wine with a fabulous acidity giving a great structure. Delicious long aftertaste and finish of orange and caramel. Lovely, more rounded and smoother than the tonel matured version but less intense. 91/100. 30-Jan-23. Decanted 1 hour.
Top Ports in 2022: Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port. I cried with joy.

2023: Fonseca 1966. There are not many better Ports.
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