TN An LBV that some experts rated higher than veritable vintage

It was great to taste this and other Port wines at the Instituto da Vinha e do Vinho in Lisbon, thanks to Adegga Wine Market's André Cid Proença and André Ribeirinho.

Ribeirinho is writing the chapter on Portuguese wines for Hugh Johnson's latest edition.

It was a blind tasting in four flights and at least one Norwegian expert rated this wine better than one of the vintage ports in the tasting. I picked it as an overall favorite, and it is available in the UK.

2012 Vinhos Quevedo Porto Late Bottled Vintage – Portugal, Douro, Porto
The surprise of the morning tastings! Pure jam, like fresh home-made marmalade of rich red and black fruits, opulent, with smoky yet tannic characteristics. A certain fire-like aspect on the finish, which is long. And experts preferred it to some of the veritable vintage ports tasted blind. Get to now. (94 pts.)

For more details on the tasting with pics and a video: Port in the Winter