1996 Quinta do Vesuvio

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1996 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by DRT » 21:17 Sun 04 May 2008

This is the first bottle of Vesuvio I have ever opened from a case that I have purchased. Another virginity lost forever :roll:

It is making its way through the coffee filter now. Will report back soon.

Derek
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Post by DRT » 22:24 Sun 04 May 2008

+ 1 Hour
A beautiful blackcurrant nose with a hint of spice. Very dark but not quite opaque. Smooth, thick and luxurious in the mouth with dark fruits and a decent amount of tannin. A long lingering finish leaves the cheeks watering and begging for more.

Marvelous port for drinking now or keeping for a decade or two more.

Derek
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Post by DRT » 22:39 Sun 04 May 2008

...forgot to mention the chocolate - lots of it 88)
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Post by DRT » 00:02 Mon 05 May 2008

+3 Hours
I stopped drinking this after one small glass to avoid glugging it down in a hurry. Coming back to it now it is even thicker than before and the tannins are starting to soften slightly. This really is delicious juice.
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Post by KillerB » 00:28 Mon 05 May 2008

Much as I would like to comment on this, I can think of nothing to add apart from "sounds nice".
Port is basically a red drink

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Post by DRT » 00:31 Mon 05 May 2008

KillerB wrote:Much as I would like to comment on this, I can think of nothing to add apart from "sounds nice".
That is a remarkably insightful comment at this time of night and I am now interested to know why you have a talking computer?
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Post by KillerB » 00:32 Mon 05 May 2008

Derek T. wrote:
KillerB wrote:Much as I would like to comment on this, I can think of nothing to add apart from "sounds nice".
That is a remarkably insightful comment at this time of night and I am now interested to know why you have a talking computer?
My computer frequently talks and sometimes even sings. Such is the power of YouTube.
Port is basically a red drink

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Post by DRT » 00:34 Mon 05 May 2008

KillerB wrote:
Derek T. wrote:
KillerB wrote:Much as I would like to comment on this, I can think of nothing to add apart from "sounds nice".
That is a remarkably insightful comment at this time of night and I am now interested to know why you have a talking computer?
My computer frequently talks and sometimes even sings. Such is the power of YouTube.
I haven't ventured onto YouTube. Can you smell cheese through it?
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Post by KillerB » 00:41 Mon 05 May 2008

Derek T. wrote:
KillerB wrote:
Derek T. wrote:
KillerB wrote:Much as I would like to comment on this, I can think of nothing to add apart from "sounds nice".
That is a remarkably insightful comment at this time of night and I am now interested to know why you have a talking computer?
My computer frequently talks and sometimes even sings. Such is the power of YouTube.
I haven't ventured onto YouTube. Can you smell cheese through it?
I can currently smell cheese through everything, see note on Terra Feita.
Port is basically a red drink

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Post by DRT » 23:26 Mon 05 May 2008

Having re-read the above thread it seems this Vesuvio was stronger than the average VP :roll:

+24 Hours
Deliciously thick and smooth. A big black fruit bomb but quickly turning very dry and tannic. Interesting development as it was softer last night and I would have expected it to go the other way. This is drinking very well now but I'm glad I also have some tucked away for the future.

Derek
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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