2003 Quinta do Vesuvio

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2003 Quinta do Vesuvio single quinta vintage port

Post by AHB » 09:47 Sun 30 Nov 2008

Opaque, dark rim and a pink glass. Floral blueberries, spicy and peppery over the top. So balanced on entry, dominated by fruit before the tannins grab attention. Lots of work and aeration will make the tannisn fall back a little to leave a lovely and complex wine with such elegant acidity. The aftertaste starts with a bubble gum tannin finish that shows dried cherries for a very long time. This is an amazing wine, extremely impressive. 96/100. Tasted 30/10/08 after 3 hours decanting.
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