2005 Quinta do Vesuvio

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2005 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"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 2005 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by JacobH » 17:07 Tue 02 Mar 2010

Almost the same colour as the '04, though a touch darker. Quite subdued on the nose compared to the '04, albeit with quite a lot of heat. Well rounded in the mouth without a particular tannic grip.
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Re: 2005 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by Chris Doty » 20:51 Tue 02 Mar 2010

Honestly, I was expecting a bit more from this (especially after having the 2004). Still a bit awkward, and perhaps a bit closed, this did not reveal as much intensity, complexity or structure as the 2003 or the 2000. Maybe great some day, but the jury is still out in my view. Still good, but the future development is less assured.

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Re: 2005 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by DRT » 01:06 Wed 03 Mar 2010

I noted flowers on the nose but little else. Very closed on the palate. Too young and too late in the night for me to get a proper sense of what this wine will be.
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Re: 2005 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by jdaw1 » 22:26 Tue 06 Apr 2010

V05: squid ink. Rougher than V00; less heat than V04.

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