The Berry Brothers Vesuvio Vertical

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The Berry Brothers Vesuvio Vertical

Post by AHB » 22:34 Sun 30 Nov 2008

On Thursday 30th October Berry's hosted a tasting of a complete vertical of the Symington vintages released from Vesuvio, presented by Charles Symington and attended by a number of familiar faces. Highlights for me were:
- the way in which the 1989 seems to be integrating the Douro bake into the flavours, leading to an ongoing improvement in this wine
- the 1994, always a star
- the 2003 is an astonishing wine
- Vesuvio is definitely a wine to hunt out in undeclared vintages; the 1995 and 1998 are particularly good
- the 2006 will be my wine for Christmas!

With time, these complete verticals will become more difficult to arrange and attend so I feel privileged to have been able to attend two such tastings. It was a very interesting evening and a good opportunity to learn more about Vesuvio and the Symington's plans for a table wine from the Estate in the relatively near future.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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Re: The Berry Brothers Vesuvio Vertical

Post by jdaw1 » 02:46 Mon 01 Dec 2008

They’re becoming more difficult because you keep drinking them all. Save some for us poor mortals the other side of the big water.

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