1863 Quinta do Vesuvio

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Forum rules
Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Post Reply
User avatar
AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
Posts: 11871
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

1863 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by AHB » 11:49 Tue 23 Sep 2008

Believed bottled in 1890? Deep honey colour with a touch of green on the rim. Lemon and honey on the nose. Beautiful balance on entry, sweetness and acidity both nicely balanced. Treacle and caramel notes in the mid-palate. A massive length that develops really well and lasts nicely with a pleasant bitterness to the length that interacts well with the other flavours of this wine. 94/100 after 2 hours in the decanter on 1 July 2007.
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

Post Reply