2017 Quinta do Infantado

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Alex Bridgeman
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2017 Quinta do Infantado

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An incredibly dense purple colour with only the tiniest of rims. Sweet bramble fruit on the nose. Nicely balanced entry, the fruit quickly overwhelmed by the tannins on the mid-palate. The tannins and acidity overwhelm the fruit and provide a massively powerful wine. The green tannins dominate the aftertaste and long finish. Eventually this wine will settle into a good balance, but it’s made in an old-fashioned style and will take 2-3 decades.  88/100. Tasted 17-Jan-23. Decanted 2 hours.
Top Ports in 2023: Taylor 1896 Colheita, b. 2021. A perfect Port.

2024: Niepoort 1900 Colheita, b.1971. A near perfect Port.
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