Nutty with a mahogany essence and a nice light molasses note. Soft, smoky and rich.
1992 was the first harvest after the family decided to stop selling to big brands and start the Quevedo's brand. A wise decision, because this 1992 is one of the best Colheita ever produced! A very special port to celebrate special moments.
Colour: light brown with a touch of amber
Intense and concentrated aromas of sun-dried fruits, spices, aged wood and grilled nuts.
The entry on the palate is rich and full of dried fruit flavors, the middle is dense and dry with a smoky character, the finish is explosive with a complex and very long finish with flavors of cinnamon, candied fruit and poached fruit.
Shelf life of the bottle after opening: up to 4 months (in the refrigerator)
Try it with: chocolate, nuts or cheese
Colheita is a single harvest Tawny Port. This means that Colheita is aged in barrels for at least seven years to develop a more brownish color and be affected by the slow oxidation that occurs when port comes into contact with oak. Because Quevedo Colheitas are grown in the upper part of the Douro Valley, where yields are low and tannins are more persistent, they show a fruity character when young and are quite full-bodied. Over time, the tannins soften and the fruit gives way to spice and nutty flavors. At this point they become complex and rich. We can bottle the Colheita every year as long as it is seven or more years old. A Colheita from a given year can be very different depending on the year it was bottled. The longer it ages in the barrel, the less fruity aromas and tannins it has, because in the bottle the lack of oxygen slows down its development.
Manufacturer: Quevedo - Quinta da Sra. do Rosário, 5130-326 S. João da Pesqueira, Portugal