1990 Quinta do Vesuvio

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DRT
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1990 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by DRT » 00:56 Mon 22 Feb 2010

Tasted as part of a Vesuvio Vertical from 1989 to 2008 at The New Cavendish Club, London on 23rd February 2010.
*Please note that the 2008 Cask Sample was donated to this tasting by the Symington family before the final blend was complete so this may not accurately represent what the Vesuvio 2008 will be, should it be approved and declared later in 2010.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1990 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by JacobH » 16:45 Tue 02 Mar 2010

Same colour as the 89, except slightly rosy around the edge. Touch rounder and sweeter than the 89 on the nose. An intense icing-sugar sweetness even more pronounced on the palate. Underpinned by the same wateriness as the '89 and a bit more fruit.
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Re: 1990 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by Chris Doty » 20:29 Tue 02 Mar 2010

Again -- quite light in color.

Started off a bit flat on the attack, but quickly proved to be much richer and sweeter to me than the 89. A touch mono-dimensional for sure, but that singular flavor profile is a bit of soft perfumed red fruits, which is tough to be angry with. Prefer this to the 89, but still not blown away at this point.

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Re: 1990 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by DRT » 00:40 Wed 03 Mar 2010

A little flat on the nose. Thinner and softer than the 89 with some bitter notes and a hot finish.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: 1990 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by jdaw1 » 12:44 Mon 05 Apr 2010

V90: An edge darker than the 1989, but lighter than all the others. Much more bake than the older sibling, lighter. More ethereal in the Madeira sense, and lighter than the ’89. Thinner, less structure, more head. I found less fruit than the ’89: that opinion not being unanimous.

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