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- Quinta do Vesuvio 1989
- Quinta do Vesuvio 1990
- Quinta do Vesuvio 1991
- Quinta do Vesuvio 1992
- Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
- Quinta do Vesuvio 1995
- Quinta do Vesuvio 1996
- Quinta do Vesuvio 1997
- Quinta do Vesuvio 1998
- Quinta do Vesuvio 1999
- Quinta do Vesuvio 2000
- Quinta do Vesuvio 2001
- Quinta do Vesuvio 2003
- Quinta do Vesuvio 2004
- Quinta do Vesuvio 2005
- Quinta do Vesuvio 2006 (Magnum)
- Quinta do Vesuvio 2007
- Quinta do Vesuvio 2007 Capela
- Quinta do Vesuvio 2008 (Work-in-progress Cask Sample*)
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Tasted as part of a Vesuvio Vertical from 1989 to 2008 at The New Cavendish Club, London on 23rd February 2010.
Like the 95 following the 94, I found the 2001 a bit weak and uninteresting in every way. A bit of heat on the back-end also kept this from being a particularly enjoyable experience.
Quite dull on the nose - closed? Very approachable on the palate. There is nothing "wrong" with this wine but it just seems to lack a bit of stuffing.
The above comment was split from this thread and moved to here by DRT as this is a TN from a different bottle so deserves its own threadMichael M. wrote:
I had this one 4 weeks ago and got completly different impressions.
Drank the half of a standard bottle within 8 hours .
Intitially nose of Cabernet (sic!), later plum, black cherry, spices. Generous sweetness, comlex fruit, full bodied, viscous. If chewed explosion of aromas of red fruits, cherry und dried plums, later licorice and black tea. Ends very long with masses of polished and finegrained tannins. Minutes later you can perceice black cherries in your mouth. I'd say that this will be a great one.
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Deep red, with an opaque centre. Youthful. Little on the nose, but what there is is an attractive mix of mulberry and blackberry. Soft in the mouth, covers the tongue with gentle chocolate and bramble. Plenty of soft tannins to support a delightful structure. The aftertaste is slow to develop but eventually delivers a very pleasant but soft finish. An elegant and pleasing style, but I wonder if this is closing up? 89/100.