1995 Quinta do Vesuvio

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DRT
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1995 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by DRT » 01:03 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.
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Re: 1995 Qunita do Vesuvio

Post by JacobH » 16:53 Tue 02 Mar 2010

Perhaps a touch darker than the '94. More muted on the nose with, unfortunately, a touch of the '92. Much less well balanced and integrated: immediate hit of sugar followed by complete disintegration and a bitter aftertaste. Hopefully some age will allow the pieces to fall in the right place.
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Re: 1995 Qunita do Vesuvio

Post by Chris Doty » 20:38 Tue 02 Mar 2010

Sadly, following the 94, this seemed particularly poor. A bit thin, simple, disjointed, and unmemorable. Maybe another decade under the influence will do it some good, but I'm not overly optimistic about my remaining bottle.

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Re: 1995 Qunita do Vesuvio

Post by DRT » 00:48 Wed 03 Mar 2010

Lovely nose, good weight with chocolate flavours and very dry in the mid-palate. A slight bitterness in the finish but overall a nice wine for drinking now and over the next 10 years.
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Re: 1995 Qunita do Vesuvio

Post by jdaw1 » 13:03 Mon 05 Apr 2010

V95: an edge darker than the V94. Full sweetness, heat. A little light vegetable in nose and palate. Slight; pleasant.

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Re: 1995 Qunita do Vesuvio

Post by AHB » 12:44 Sat 24 Apr 2010

Almost as deep in colour as the 1994, but with a slightly transparent edge. Chocolate on the nose, with a touch of alcohol showing through - dusty and slightly harsh. Tannins and acidity dominate initially in the mouth but with a fruit presence; lacking in balance but with promising development. Heat dominates the aftertaste and the finish - which is very pleasant and full of grape jelly - is a little short. 89/100. Drunk 23 Feb 2010 after 3 hours decant.
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