2004 Quinta do Vesuvio

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2004 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by DRT » 01:11 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"

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Re: 2004 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by JacobH » 17:06 Tue 02 Mar 2010

Darker than the '03. Very grappy on the nose, although in the mouth has that immediate wateriness that was only apparent on the older Vesuvios. Strong tannins. Obviously an excellent wine; the best from the 2000s from non-major years.
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Re: 2004 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by Chris Doty » 20:49 Tue 02 Mar 2010

What a nice surprise this was! A bit gamey and beastly, but more accessible and polite than the 2003 and 2000. One of my favorites from the lesser years, and clearly something to seek out at an appropriate price whilst the 2000s and 2003s sleep.

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Re: 2004 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by DRT » 01:04 Wed 03 Mar 2010

Vanilla on the nose. Soft and approachable but something about this wine reminded me of the 1992 tasted on the same evening.
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Re: 2004 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by AHB » 13:46 Fri 05 Mar 2010

Decanted 48 hours. Deep red in colour, opaque centre, dark rim. Very floral nose, lots of lavender and blueberries. Slightly dry and a little thin in texture. Takes a long time to develop in the mouth, but does eventually and is worth the wait. Lovely aftertaste, bringing a very long length of sweet and jammy fruit. 92/100.
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Re: 2004 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by jdaw1 » 22:23 Tue 06 Apr 2010

V04: lightly staining the glass, like V03. Very young; lots of heat. My notes add: ‟JADS likes ’04”.

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