1996 Quinta do Vesuvio

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1996 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by DRT » 02:15 Sat 14 Feb 2009

A bottle that was opened in an emergency 24 hours ago. Not note taken during said emergency but some left in the decanter for this evening.

D+24
Inky black. Powerful smell of young red fruits with a little spirit. Enormously thick and chewy texture. Blackcurrant jam. Some heat on the palate but not enough to distract from a good long mouthwatering finish.

Excellent port that is still far too young to be used and abused in the manner in which this bottle has been. :roll:

Derek
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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