1989 Quinta do Vesuvio

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1989 Quinta do Vesuvio single quinta vintage port

Post by AHB » 09:36 Sun 30 Nov 2008

Showing evolution in the colour, very pink on the rim. Quite closed on the nose but with a lovely lavender and green capiscum note. Pleasantly fruity in the mouth, mature and spicy. The bake is well integrated and gives a depth to the wine that might otherwise be missing. The aftertaste is complex and long. This is a port that seems to be continuing to improve with the bake characteristics becoming more integrated over the years. Delicious. 88/100. Tasted 30/10/08 after 90 minutes decanting.
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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