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Dow Vintage Port 2004 Quinta do Bomfim

Taste notes right after decanting

Perfect cork, not a single spot of mold or leaking. Some sediment in the bottle.

Thin blood red colour with heavy curtains in the glass.

Sweet fruit and some spices in the aroma, but dominated by alcohol.

Dry tannin, sweet grapes and with a young strength in the taste. Good after taste.

Suitable for maturing further.

Intermediate rating 84 /100

4 hours after decanting

Colour has changed for a darker red.

Still a dominating alcohol in the aroma, but also with a more dark spice to it.

Good warmth in the drink, balanced fruits, sweet raisins with a biting tannin.

Intermediate rating 88 /100

6 hours after decanting

Taste and aroma has gotten softer, sweeter and more accessible.

Overall rating 89 / 100

Quinta do Infantado Vintage Port 2004

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Estimated cost of this Quinta do Infantado Vintage Port 2004 bottle of 750 ml is 38 Euro.

This vintage port was released in 368 magnum, 14150 bottles and 3470 half-bottles. This half-bottle was numbered 1580.

Quinta do Infantado has been a estate-bottled port producer since 1979. Until that time, all exported Ports had to be shipped in bulk to Vila Nova de Gaia.

Taste notes right after decanting

Hazy and dark reddish in the colour.

Suitable, fine and a little messy in the aroma.

Full bodied, fresh taste with a short but suitable after taste. Seems mature, but smaller bottles do also mature faster.

Intermediate rating 85 /100

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2 hours after decanting

As black as red can get, took some good darkening from the air.

Aroma has loosened up and there is more fresh fruit in it, but still too much alcohol.

After taste got longer.

4 hours after decanting

Darker in the colour

After taste got more dried fruits in it.

The last glass was tried 48 hours after opening and it was dead. Much less taste and was getting harsh.

Overall rating 87 / 100