1994 Quinta do Vesuvio

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AHB
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1994 Vesuvio vintage port

Post by AHB » 10:33 Sat 09 Oct 2010

Ex-cellars from VNdG but stored for a summer in the cellars at Vesuvio. Deep red, dark and opaque. A floral nose, clean and attractive, full of fruit. Strongly acidic entry. Gentle tannins and lots of spice. The fruit is dominant, mostly primary but with a bit of secondary softness. A lovely aftertaste, rich and magnificent Christmas cake. Long, spicy violets and blueberries and a cheek tingling dry finish. Very tasty port. 92/100. Drunk 26 September 2010.
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Re: 1994 Vesuvio vintage port

Post by jdaw1 » 04:18 Tue 11 Jan 2011

In The Douro Valley with Friends, Harvest 2010:

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Re: 1994 Vesuvio vintage port

Post by jdaw1 » 04:19 Tue 11 Jan 2011

V94, dark red at centre to red at the edge, 80% opacity. My palate tiring, recording only ‟lots of red fruit, especially red plum”.

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Re: 1994 Vesuvio vintage port

Post by DRT » 00:32 Wed 12 Jan 2011

I think this is the bottle that was served blind after dinner. My guess was "Vesuvio 1994 that has spent the summer in the Douro" - which was 100% correct.

With the shipper, vintage and provenance all correct, this is and will always be the jewel in my "guess-the-blind-wine" crown 88) :D
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1994 Vesuvio vintage port

Post by jdaw1 » 04:36 Wed 12 Jan 2011

I can vouch for DRT having been thoroughly chuffed with this.

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Re: 1994 Vesuvio vintage port

Post by AHB » 14:27 Wed 12 Jan 2011

Yes, he was doing his :piginpoo: impression when we found out what the port was.
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Re: 1994 Vesuvio vintage port

Post by DRT » 21:34 Wed 12 Jan 2011

jdaw1 wrote:I can vouch for DRT having been thoroughly chuffed with this.
AHB wrote:Yes, he was doing his :piginpoo: impression when we found out what the port was.
But, being a gentleman, I will obviously refrain from vulgar and gratuitous gloating.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: 1994 Vesuvio vintage port

Post by jdaw1 » 11:14 Thu 13 Jan 2011

DRT wrote:But, being a gentleman, I will obviously refrain from vulgar and gratuitous gloating.
Ignoring the contradiction in the first clause, I re-acknowledge that it was gloatworthy.

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