1996 Quinta do Vesuvio

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DRT
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1996 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by DRT » 01:04 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: 1996 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by JacobH » 16:54 Tue 02 Mar 2010

Pretty much the same colour as the '94. Noticably chewy tannins in the mouth, though not quite as much fruit as the '94. Slight coffee in the aftertaste. Lovely Port; certainly the best non-major-year Vesuvio from the 1990s.
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Re: 1996 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by Chris Doty » 20:39 Tue 02 Mar 2010

I thought this was quite a nice effort -- but the spirit on the nose and the heat on the back-end keep this from being a classic wine in my view.

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Re: 1996 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by DRT » 00:50 Wed 03 Mar 2010

Soft fruity nose. Thick and sticky in the mouth with some red fruits peaking through the blackcurrant and a good length. I really like this wine, and the 96 vintage as a whole, and am pleased to report that I have a not insignificant stock to enjoy in the years to come :wink:
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1996 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by jdaw1 » 13:05 Mon 05 Apr 2010

V96: an edge more translucent than the V95. Lovely. Soft red and black fruit, sweet. Longer than the V94, though thinner on entry. Redder fruit raspberry.

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