1994 Quinta do Vesuvio

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1994 Quinta do Vesuvio single quinta vintage port

Post by AHB » 09:40 Sun 30 Nov 2008

Uniform red, just before the centre turns transparent. Blueberries on the nose, lively and vibrant. Sweet and fruity in the mouth, right from the very first contact with the tongue. The tannins are there, but discreet and overwhelmed by the huge volume of blueberries and with a wonderful tobacco bite. With more air, the volume of fruit in this wine just grows bigger and bigger. The aftertaste is smooth and elegant with lots of apple fruit and soft milk chocolate. A superb wine made from a blend containing 40% Touriga Frranca. 95/100. Tasted 30/10/08 after 2 hours decanting.
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RonnieRoots
Fonseca 1980
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Re: 1994 Quinta do Vesuvio single quinta vintage port

Post by RonnieRoots » 14:14 Sun 03 May 2009

Last week I had my first encounter with this port, and it was a very pleasant one. We tasted it blind, but I already knew it was a 1994. I guessed Fonseca, because of the incredibly beautiful floral aroma. I didn't make notes but can agree wholeheartedly with AHB's note. I've been on the lookout to find some (for a decent price) for some time now, and will continue that search. Great stuff.

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Re: 1994 Quinta do Vesuvio single quinta vintage port

Post by Axel P » 20:26 Sun 03 May 2009

This is my favourite of Vesuvio, but closely followed by the 2005, which is outstandingly well to drink right now.

Last time tasted at Vesuvio. The only thing missing to make this perfect was the swedish bikini team.

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