1999 Quinta do Vesuvio

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DRT
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1999 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by DRT » 01:07 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: 1999 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by JacobH » 16:57 Tue 02 Mar 2010

Touch darker than the '99. Quite a lot of fruit on the nose but more subdued than the major declared years. Bit of fruit in the mouth, too, though not as exciting or complex as the major years.
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Re: 1999 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by Chris Doty » 20:43 Tue 02 Mar 2010

Pretty rich and giving port, but a bit angular and surprisingly difficult to enjoy. Would like to taste again in 5+ years.

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Re: 1999 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by DRT » 00:58 Wed 03 Mar 2010

Young and raw on the nose. Quite harsh, acidic and disjointed on the palate. This wine seems to have characteristics that are "too young" for its age. Is it going through some sort of teenage crisis a little early? I am intrigued to see how this develops and if I had to splash out a few quid on some Vesuvio right now I think this is the one I would buy.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1999 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by jdaw1 » 21:59 Tue 06 Apr 2010

V99: opaque, with a red edge. Nose much tankier and younger than the V98. Taste also tanky, with verdict ‟too young to tell”.

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