1998 Quinta do Vesuvio

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DRT
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1998 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by DRT » 01:06 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: 1998 Qunita do Vesuvio

Post by JacobH » 16:56 Tue 02 Mar 2010

Slightly darker than the '97. A bit more "bight" or "grip" to it, too, though at the expense of some of the '97's elegance.
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Re: 1998 Qunita do Vesuvio

Post by Chris Doty » 20:42 Tue 02 Mar 2010

I slightly preferred the 96, but I thought that the combination of the best elements from each would have made a smashing wine. This doesn't have the heat of the 96, but has lost some vibrance and flavor as a result.

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Re: 1998 Qunita do Vesuvio

Post by DRT » 00:55 Wed 03 Mar 2010

I drank this wine with dinner and neglected to take a note whilst drinking it. I seem to have rectified this oversight when I returned to the tasting table by writing "V98 - very nice" in my notebook :roll:
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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