1990 Quinta do Vesuvio

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1990 Quinta do Vesuvio single quinta vintage port

Post by AHB » 09:37 Sun 30 Nov 2008

Paler in colour than the 1989 alongside it, very pale on the rim. Biscuits and raspberries on a disappointing nose. Very sweet, clean entry with initially a flush of fruit but an off-putting bitterness in the mid-palate - although this does fade with additional aeration - perhaps more time in the decanter would help - to give a more harmonious set of flavours. The aftertaste is long and generous, dominated by a nice acidic Granny Smith apple flavour. A pleasant wine, but not more. 86/100. Tasted 30/10/08 after 90 minutes decanting.
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