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Quevedo, 1997 Colheita Port

Colheita Port, Douro
***91 Points- Wine Advocate***

Bottle size: 75cl

ABV: 20%

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$93.57 USD

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Description

The 1997 vintage is widely acclaimed as one of the finest from the 1990s for Port wines. This colheita 1997 from our friends at Quevedo perfectly embodies that distinction, delivering a captivating, refined encounter. With refreshing acidity, a rich medley of flavours including creme brulee, nutty undertones, and a hint of caramel, it presents an elegant palate. The finish features a delightful note of grilled hazelnuts, leaving a long-lasting impression on the palate.

Winemakers Notes
COLOUR
Medium saturated, dark brick.
AROMA
While the nose of this wine may be understated, it offers a pleasant and inviting aroma that features discernible scents of candied fruit and freshly-picked berries.
PALATE
This wine boasts a refreshing acidity, complemented by delightful notes of candied fruit and freshly-picked berries. As you savor the wine, you’ll be pleased to discover a rich medley of flavors, including creamy creme brulee, nutty undertones, and a subtle hint of caramel. The wine finishes with a delightful note of grilled hazelnuts, leaving a long-lasting impression on the palate.

Colheita Port Storage and Serving Advice:
Colheita Port should be stored in a cool and dry place, sheltered from light and temperature fluctuations, and the bottle should remain in an upright position. If stored correctly, Colheita Ports will keep for decades in the bottle. Over time, it is natural that a little sediment will form at the bottom of a bottle of colheita Port wine. Once opened colheita Port should be stored in a fridge and should be consumed within 3 months. Colheita Ports do not require decanting and are best served at a temperature between 14 and 16°C.


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Condition

New

Reviews

***91 Points Mark Squires- RobertParker.com***
The 1997 Colheita Tawny Port is a blend of Touriga Franca (35%), Tinta Roriz (20%), Touriga Nacional (15%), Tinta Barroca (10%) and other typical, regional grapes sourced from Quinta Vale d'Agodinho. It comes in at 114 grams per liter of residual sugar. Bottled in May 2023 with a long cork, it was aged initially in 14,000-liter vats, then in 650-liter barrels. This was seen before in a 2014 release. Let's check in. Years more in barrel and a new bottling can certainly help mold this into something else. This still seems a bit different, but it is in far better shape now and it smoothed out over a few days. It is spicy and relatively bright, a lot livelier than, say, the 2003 Colheita. There are some olives and herbs around the edges. The texture is pure velvet and rather sensual, though, and then it dribbles tasty fruit over the palate, showing some grip on the juicy finish. As it warms (it was originally quite cold), it becomes increasingly harder-edged and I was reminded why I sometimes had a quibble with this. It is a powerhouse at times with a touch of harshness. This still has its moments and a lot of them, especially based on when I encountered it during the time I had it open, but I couldn't quite get to really loving this. As I always note, barring cork failures, these longer-aged Tawnies will last indefinitely, not that they need to be aged. Tasted- June 2023

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