2000 Quinta do Vesuvio

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DRT
Graham’s 1948
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2000 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by DRT » 01:08 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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Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 2000 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by JacobH » 16:59 Tue 02 Mar 2010

Notably a step darker than anything that has come before. Strikingly immature on the nose and challenging to drink, too. Dense and complex but obviously far too young to be enjoyed now.
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Re: 2000 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by Chris Doty » 20:45 Tue 02 Mar 2010

Wow. Massive and untamed wine. Difficult to drink now, but showing great promise for the future. It was a bit hard for me to gauge the structure, and I'm worried it might be a bit all over the place, but clearly all the required elements are there.

90 pts with considerable upside.

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Re: 2000 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by DRT » 01:00 Wed 03 Mar 2010

Black cherries and a little unintegrated spirit on the nose. Big, thick and tannic with hugs fruits, spices and very long in the finish. This is great stuff and I can't imagine it would ever be possible to have too much of it.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 2000 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by jdaw1 » 22:01 Tue 06 Apr 2010

V00: opaque, with a red edge. Smaller nose than the V99, but the taste has a strong tannic backbone that reminded me of a Taylor 1900. Very soft and elegant, but with a long fruit flavour.

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