1991 Quinta do Vesuvio

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1991 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by DRT » 00:57 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: 1991 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by JacobH » 16:47 Tue 02 Mar 2010

A step darker than the 89 and 90. Lots more fruit on the nose, too, though in the mouth that same immediate wateriness was present. Quite muted but elegant. Tasted rather closed. Very drinkable.
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Re: 1991 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by Chris Doty » 20:33 Tue 02 Mar 2010

People seemed to find this more agreeable than I did.

Starting to transition to a more port-like (i.e., darker) color, but still a touch lighter than you'd expected to find (especially for a generally declared vintage). A bit of spice on the nose (goal for the year -- get better at picking out individual spices), a bit of spirit too is clear on the nose. In the mouth, I found this to be the least impressive of the three so far -- lacking structure/balance, and the alcohol is proving to be a bit too much for the fruit to handle. I believe the consensus was that this wine was a bit closed, but to me it simply tasted maladjusted and uninteresting.

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Re: 1991 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by DRT » 00:42 Wed 03 Mar 2010

Much darker than the 89 and 90. Very young appearance for its age. Blackcurrant jam on the nose and a lovely big mouthful of black fruits and good tannins. A little heat in the mid-palate but all round a very good port.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1991 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by jdaw1 » 12:47 Mon 05 Apr 2010

V91: 80% opaque, pink at edge. The first big-fruit Vesuvio. Red fruit, and a hint of roughness. Not mature mouth cloyingly tannic. I added ‟will be best of this page”, so superior to V89, V90, V92.

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