1989 Vesuvio

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SushiNorth
Martinez 1985
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1989 Vesuvio

Post by SushiNorth » 16:43 Mon 04 Mar 2019

Tasting notes for 1989 Quinta do Vesuvio tasted in NYC on March 1 2019.

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John M
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Re: 1989 Vesuvio

Post by John M » 22:58 Mon 04 Mar 2019

Rose petal rim, deeper red rose core. Aroma was tawnyish, a little astringent with a plastic note. Lightly sweet but the wine is polluted by a smokey pine resin quality. We discussed how pressed in whole bunches with grape stems. N/R

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Re: 1989 Vesuvio

Post by SushiNorth » 23:11 Mon 04 Mar 2019

Light color on the Vesuvio 1989, with a musty, celery nose that others aptly described as plastic or chinese [medicinal] root. In the mouth, it feels almost effervescent on the tongue, with too much bite up front and too much burn long into the tail. Vegetal and ashtray flavors -- this is an interesting port, not a "broken" port, but not really enjoyable. 86.
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