1992 Quinta do Vesuvio

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Forum rules
Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Post Reply
User avatar
DRT
Graham’s 1948
Posts: 14925
Joined: 23:51 Wed 20 Jun 2007
Location: Chesterfield, UK
Contact:

1992 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by DRT » 00:58 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

User avatar
JacobH
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
Posts: 2283
Joined: 16:37 Sat 03 May 2008
Location: London, UK
Contact:

Re: 1992 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by JacobH » 16:49 Tue 02 Mar 2010

Same colour as the '91. Slightly stewed sensation on the nose and in the mouth. Incredibly bitter aftertaste. Not great; a disappointment.
Image

User avatar
Chris Doty
Warre’s Otima 20 year old Tawny
Posts: 678
Joined: 12:30 Fri 29 Jan 2010

Re: 1992 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by Chris Doty » 20:34 Tue 02 Mar 2010

Denser than all previous efforts. I got an almost meaty component on the nose (ground beef, anyone?) which was unexpected an interesting. This seemed better integrated than the 91, and while there is a clear spirit component in this one as well, the fruit and structure do a better job of containing it. Still not a 'wow' wine by any means, but solid enough for casual consumption

84 pts

User avatar
DRT
Graham’s 1948
Posts: 14925
Joined: 23:51 Wed 20 Jun 2007
Location: Chesterfield, UK
Contact:

Re: 1992 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by DRT » 00:44 Wed 03 Mar 2010

A very strange nose, quite different to all of the other wines in the line-up, which at first made me question whether or not this was a spoiled bottle. Thin, with chocolate as the predominent flavour and a bitter finish. I didn't like this one.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

User avatar
jdaw1
Taylor 1900
Posts: 19395
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: 1992 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by jdaw1 » 12:49 Mon 05 Apr 2010

V92: black hue, 80% opaque. Nose ‟vegetable”, which I didn’t like, the same also present in the taste, which was also much smoother. The same vegetable notes have previously been seen in Taylor 1985.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests