The special thing about the Port wines of Quinta do Infantado is that they are predominantly less sweet than the Port of other brands. This gives them more power in the flavor, which is not muddled by the sweet content. The Port wines of Quinta do Infantado have therefore the flavor description medium-dry.
This Port is dry with a smooth tannic edge. The flavor is complex – it has a deep, rich blackberry base with black currants, raisins, dark chocolate and cookies. A distinctive minty edge too. Good long length.
A dark almost impenetrable color with an aroma of flowers, cassis and blackberries. A medium weight yet fleshy Port, the mouth is filled with tart cherry and chocolate flavors. The gripping tannins lead to a medium-length finish with a bitter nuance on the finish.
Ink-black, purple color with a concentration that a young vintage Port should have. Very fresh on the nose. Floral notes that reminded us of Fonseca, dark cherries, chocolate and dried “Douro” spices. The taste is very spicy dried herbs, not green, with young, fresh fruit (cherries, figs) and also some licorice. A slight bitterness adds to the interesting flavor. Medium body and very, very tannic.
This is a lovely Vintage Port from Infantado, with remarkable freshness for Vintage. The tannins make it a bit difficult to approach, but a combination with dried fig almond cake and several cheeses took the tannins away somewhat and made it much more enjoyable. The Port will do very well in the medium term.
Silver medal at the 2006 International Wine Challenge.