1994 Quinta do Vesuvio

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AHB
Fonseca 1963
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1994 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by AHB » 09:20 Mon 28 Dec 2015

Deep red, hinting at having reached maturity and with an opaque centre. Fruity nose with generous cherry mixed with a crème brulee hit. Baked cherries are the first impression on the palate, bringing mouthfilling levels of fruit but with lots of spice and gentle dry tannins. There is a lovely fragrance to the mid-palate. The aftertaste is exquisite, a quick flash of heat then a long and fabulous finish. This port is continuing to live up to the reputation it developed in childhood. 95/100.

Tasted at the Berry Brothers Port Walk on 26 November 2015.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1994 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by jdaw1 » 18:27 Thu 08 Aug 2019

Big plum fruit and lovely.

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