1997 Vesuvio

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SushiNorth
Martinez 1985
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1997 Vesuvio

Post by SushiNorth » 16:46 Mon 04 Mar 2019

Tasting notes for 1997 Quinta do Vesuvio tasted in NYC on March 1 2019.
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Re: 1997 Vesuvio

Post by John M » 23:01 Mon 04 Mar 2019

Brownish red color with a small orange sherbet rim. Another tight nose. For the youngest of the bunch its aging compares as accelerated. Light strawberry with a long yet uneventful finish. Overall OK. 89 points

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Re: 1997 Vesuvio

Post by SushiNorth » 23:33 Mon 04 Mar 2019

Vesuvio 1997's nose some of the smokey interest of its 91 uncle, but in the mouth it switches nicely to pepper and cherries. It's still pretty tightly wound, and that makes for a harsher flavor. Has the Vesuvio "bite." Overall it's just too young, could use at least another 5 years. 92.
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