Ruby Port, Quevedo, Non Vintage

GENERAL INFORMATION

Estate / Producer / Brand: Quevedo

Region: Porto, Douro, Portugal

Appellation: DO Porto

Type: Fortified Red

Vintage: Non Vintage

Date of Tasting: December 2022

Type of viticulture: Conventional

Grapes used: Touriga Nacional,Touriga Franca,Tinta Roriz,Tinto Cão,Tinta Barroca

Blend: N/A

Winemaking details: not communicated

Aging: 3 years in stainless steel tank

Sugar level: high

Sulphites: contains sulphites

APPEARANCE

  • Colour = Ruby
  • Intensity = Deep

NOSE

  • Intensity = Medium
  • Aromas Characteristics = Primary + Secondary + Tertiary
  • Aromas = Cherry, Coffee, Toffee, Vanilla, Blueberry, Plum

PALATE

  • Sweetness = Sweet
  • Acidity = High
  • Tannins = Low (Soft, Ripe)
  • Alcohol = High
  • Body = Full
  • Flavour Intensity = Medium
  • Flavour Characteristics = Primary + Secondary + Tertiary
  • Flavour details = Cherry, Coffee, Toffee, Vanilla, Blueberry, Plum
  • Other = disappointed nose & palate flavour intensity for a Port
  • Finish = Long

GENERAL ASSESSMENT (1)

  • Overall Quality = Very Good
  • Bottle Aging =
    • Can be kept at around 8°C for up to 5-7 years
    • Will not gain complexity from aging
  • Retail Price = 12 euros for a 75cl individual bottle (France retail price, incl. taxes)
  • Value for Money = good value for money
  • Comparison with same price competition = in line with the competition
  • Suitability for Diabetics = not suitable
  • Service Temperature = around 8°C
  • Suggested Food & Wine Pairing = desserts, chocolate, cheese
  • Comments = good wine for that price, the wine has no fault, it is just a notch lower in terms of flavour intensity
  • Final Grade = B+

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(1)GENERAL ASSESSMENT GUIDE

Please note that although all efforts have been made to be as objective as possible, the general assessment inherently involves a degree of subjectivity based on a personal evaluation of the wine.

  • Overall Quality scale
    • Poor < Acceptable < Good < Very Good < Outstanding
  • Bottle Aging
    • Will it beneficiate from additional aging?
  • Retail Price
    • Usually the retail price for one bottle including taxes
  • Value for Money
    • Quality offered compared to the price paid
  • Comparison with same price competition
    • where does it stand compared to average competition of the same price range
  • Suitability for Diabetics
    • Evaluation of the level of final sugar for early stages diabetics
  • Comments
    • Any additional elements worth noting
  • Final Grade Scale
    • A++ = Out of the Charts Wine (Stellar, Hors Classe, Fuori Classe)
    • A+ = Outstanding Wine
    • A = Exceptional Wine
    • A- = Great Wine
    • B+ = Very Good
    • B = Good
    • B- = Noteworthy
    • C+ = Acceptable
    • C = Poor
    • F = The worst grade of this scale
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