1997 Quinta do Vesuvio

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1997 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by DRT » 23:27 Sat 17 Jan 2009

D+1 Hour
Inky black. Raw blackcurrant on the nose. Thick and chewy mouthfeel. Strawberry and cherry dominate the fruit tastes. Tons of tannin and a long spicy and warming finish. Delicious.

My senses are still slightly off with the remnants of man-flu so it is unfair to score.

More later...
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Re: 1997 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by benread » 00:11 Sun 18 Jan 2009

I heard a rumour you were on the wagon for January!
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Re: 1997 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by AHB » 00:19 Sun 18 Jan 2009

Perhaps a young port, tasting of blackcurrant juice, doesn't count as alcohol.
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Re: 1997 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by DRT » 00:31 Sun 18 Jan 2009

AHB wrote:Perhaps a young port, tasting of blackcurrant juice, doesn't count as alcohol.
Correct 88)

I opened this for purely scientific reasons, not for my own pleasure. The question I am trying to answer is:

Does Vesuvio 1997 taste the same as Robinson's "No Added Sugar" Apple & Blackcurrant Squash?

Preliminary findings suggest that the answer is no but more experimentation is required in order to validate this.
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Re: 1997 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by jdaw1 » 01:27 Sun 18 Jan 2009

On official TPF time today is the 48th of December. Saturday, I believe. On which day I am drinking a dry red: Quinta do Crasto 2006 Reserva Old Vines.

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Re: 1997 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by Andy Velebil » 02:57 Sun 18 Jan 2009

Just like a Scot, always drinking the good stuff young :wink: :lol: :lol:

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Re: 1997 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by Glenn E. » 05:59 Sun 18 Jan 2009

jdaw1 wrote:On which day I am drinking a dry red: Quinta do Crasto 2006 Reserva Old Vines.
How do you like it? I picked up 6 bottles of it when WinesTilSoldOut.com had it on sale, mostly because I'd heard so many people on various Port forums talking about how good it is.

I'm not a wine drinker myself, but I like to have some good wines around to serve to guests.
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Re: 1997 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by jdaw1 » 15:53 Sun 18 Jan 2009

Same vendor as me and excellent. Six bought; three remain.

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Re: 1997 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by DRT » 18:03 Sun 18 Jan 2009

So will this thread show up on the new-style TN Index as one where there has been an interesting discussion about the wine? :roll:
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Re: 1997 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by JacobH » 21:51 Sun 18 Jan 2009

DRT wrote:So will this thread show up on the new-style TN Index as one where there has been an interesting discussion about the wine? :roll:
Yes; how many other TNs give a comparison to Robinson's "No Added Sugar" Apple & Blackcurrant Squash?
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Re: 1997 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by DRT » 02:36 Mon 26 Jan 2009

D+7 days (in the fridge)
Blackcurrant jam and molases nose. Thick and chewy mouthfeel. Silky smooth with a very long dry finish. Fabulous juice.
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