1994 Quinta do Vesuvio

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RonnieRoots
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1994 Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port

Post by RonnieRoots » 15:21 Mon 07 Dec 2009

Tasted during a wonderful tasting, hosted and prepared by Gustavo, in the Graham's lodge (26/11/2009)

To my shame, this is only the second time I tasted this particular port. I was, therefore, very happy that Gustavo included it in the line-up. Beautiful, deep colour, and impressive from beginning till end. Lovely floral, fruity nose, lots of depth, complex and complete. It has that silky Vesuvio touch, but is also still a bit backward: dark and brooding. Lovely long finish, showing bay leaf, dark chocolate and coffee. Impossible not to love.

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Re: 1994 Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port

Post by Axel P » 18:11 Mon 07 Dec 2009

RonnieRoots wrote:Impossible not to love.
did you mean Gustavo or the Vesuvio 94?

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Re: 1994 Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port

Post by Portman » 18:43 Mon 07 Dec 2009

I also tried this in the Graham's lodge a couple years ago and I was likewise impressed with this top notch port. I wish I had more than one bottle in my cellar. Bill

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Re: 1994 Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port

Post by Glenn E. » 20:49 Mon 07 Dec 2009

Axel P wrote:
RonnieRoots wrote:Impossible not to love.
did you mean Gustavo or the Vesuvio 94?
Probably both!
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Re: 1994 Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port

Post by Axel P » 21:10 Mon 07 Dec 2009

Understandable. I had the V94 last time at Vesuvio about a year ago. Amazing. I just ordered some Mgs. of. Love the wine, love the cases and love Gustavo.

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Re: 1994 Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port

Post by RonnieRoots » 07:11 Tue 08 Dec 2009

It is an amazing port indeed, and it was great of Gustavo to include it in the tasting. Gotta love them both. :)

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