Roy Hersh Review
I have not stopped wondering if I had an off bottle of the 2020. That said, this was certainly a completely different Port and a big step up, qualitatively. The silhouette of the aromatics is nothing alike, except for the immediately identifiable violet intensity. Beyond that, beautiful blueberry, macerated cherry, purity of grape adorned by black licorice and a hint of cocoa emerged a few days later. Slight more weight, for me, medium+ bodied, smooth and unctuous in the mouth, not too bold and with a few days of air time, softer and greater elegance texturally speaking. The acidity was a real bright spot here and lifted this Port with great overall balance, and with tannins so gentle and mild. The palate was the most significant strength of this Quevedo, great purity and briar patch blueberry and blackcurrant, a touch of kirsch with light chocolaty backdrop and again, the textural finesse that won me over with its enduring finish. This 2021 can be enjoyed immediately, it is fun to sip right now in its youth, but also will improve and peak circa 2048. 19.5% abv.