2000 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
Fonseca 1970
Posts: 10998
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

2000 Quinta do Vesuvio single quinta vintage port

Post by AHB » 09:45 Sun 30 Nov 2008

Deep red, opaque, very sticky on the rim. Quite closed on the nose, but some blueberry does show through. Silky structure but punishing tannins dominating over the glorious fruit. Little complexity showing in the mouth because of the overwhelming primary fruit. A sticky aftertaste with yet more primary fruit. Shut this away for 20+ years, it will become magnificent but is still such a primary fruitbomb. 93/100. Tasted 30/10/08 after 150 minutes decanting.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 3 guests