2008 Quinta do Vesuvio

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2008 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by DRT » 01:16 Mon 22 Feb 2010

2008 Quinta do Vesuvio (WiP Cask Sample)
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: 2008 Quinta do Vesuvio (WiP Cask Sample)

Post by JacobH » 17:15 Tue 02 Mar 2010

Very dark. Sweet. Tannic. Impossible to drink. How the blenders manage to drink this type of Port on a daily basis completely baffles me!
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Re: 2008 Quinta do Vesuvio (WiP Cask Sample)

Post by Chris Doty » 20:55 Tue 02 Mar 2010

WOW! Again -- a very pleasant showing for such a baby of a port. Sweet, loads of baby fat to chew on (if you're into that sort of thing), and seeming like it will make a great casual drinker in 10-15 years.

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Re: 2008 Quinta do Vesuvio (WiP Cask Sample)

Post by DRT » 01:26 Wed 03 Mar 2010

This was surprisingly drinkable for such a young port, but that may have been more to do with the fact it was the 19th glass of the night :roll:

It was extremely generous of the Symingtons to allow us to taste this sample but I'm afraid my palate was beyond the point of doing it justice by this point in the evening. I look forward to tasting the final blend in the not too distant future.
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Re: 2008 Quinta do Vesuvio (WiP Cask Sample)

Post by jdaw1 » 22:32 Tue 06 Apr 2010

V08, cask sample: My notes say only ‟the most undrinkable cask sample ever to pass my lips”. This might mean that it will grow up to be a strapping huge blockbuster. Or it might mean that I still don’t know how to think about cask samples.

And why was ‟4 Feb 1960” written, in my hand, to the left of this TN?

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