1995 Quinta do Vesuvio

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AHB
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1995 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by AHB » 23:52 Sun 29 May 2016

Brick red and 95% opaque. A gorgeous nose of ripe fruit, sweet and lightly spiced. Full of flavour on entry but with good acidity and sparkling tannins. The mature fruit-led flavours grow on the palate and preceed a delicious raspberry and cola finish. Great mature port that is drinking really well and it was quite a surprise to find out how good this port is showing at the moment. 92/100. 04-May-16
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Re: 1995 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by griff » 14:13 Tue 07 Jun 2016

Hard to follow the 1994 but I have enjoyed this one a couple of times over the last few years. A sleeper.

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Re: 1995 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by Glenn E. » 22:26 Tue 07 Jun 2016

I haven't had it recently, but had it several times many years ago. A very nice Port, and I have a 6-pack so I'm glad to hear it's aging well!

But... mature? At 21? I generally wouldn't call a quality VP mature until at least 30...
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Re: 1995 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by CaliforniaBrad » 00:28 Sat 11 Jun 2016

The '95s as a whole seem to be entering maturity and, as I feel I always mention, can offer great value in the US for something in the "ready to drink" category.


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Re: 1995 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by AHB » 07:51 Sat 11 Jun 2016

My experience with port leads me to believe that it goes through many cycles in its life. 2-3 years ago the '98s were drinking very nicely, but not so today.

Right now I completely agree with Brad. If you want good value for money current drinking the '95s are a great option.
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Re: 1995 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by LGTrotter » 08:30 Sun 12 Jun 2016

Too young, let them sleep...

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Re: 1995 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by John M » 14:02 Mon 13 Jun 2016

In May of 2015 my Port Club had a 1995 horizontal. They are drinking well right now, many in the good category with the exception of Churchill Q da Agua Alta (poor) and Dow Q do Bomfim (OK). The WOTN was Graham's Malvedos. Further, while drinking well now I did note a few had more upside potential. As to the Vesuvio, it was up at the top of the class.

As to pricing I paid $28 to $61 per bottle, most as one offs or small lots, so quite reasonable. Also an excellent choice for a newbie who wants to try a VP with some aging on it without breaking the bank.

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Re: 1995 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by DaveRL » 19:09 Sun 19 Jun 2016

I'm drinking a 1995 Taylor QdTF. Drinking very well. It will get much better but it is currently rather good.

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