1995 Quinta do Vesuvio

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1995 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by AHB » 22:10 Sun 29 Oct 2017

Drunk at the Graham's Lodge at the end of a tour of the new visitors centre. Ex-cellars.

Dense and opaque with the colour just starting to show some bricking. Youthful nose with lots of fresh and slightly sour fruit. Lovely sweet fruit on entry showing a great core of acidity and an underlying cocoa tannin with an unusual hint of raisins. Lots of tannins on the late palate. A big aftertaste which is chewy and slightly green. This is a port which is very big, very youthful and slightly rustic. One to leave for another 10 years. 88/100. 20-Jun-17.
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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