1997 Quinta do Vesuvio

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1997 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by AHB » 14:30 Thu 05 Jan 2017

Brick red in colour, 90% opaque. Bottle stink on the nose, a taint which carries on into the palate. Stewed / baked fruit shows on the palate under the stink and is balanced with subdued tannins that dry the cheeks. Hot on the aftertaste with thin cherry juice and chewy dryness. Rather disappointing. 85/100.

Drunk at the Berry Brothers Port Walk on 24 Nov 2016.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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