1991 Quinta do Vesuvio

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1991 Quinta do Vesuvio vintage port

Post by AHB » 10:53 Mon 14 Nov 2011

Deep red in colour, dark centre with a firm rim; 95% opaque. Youthful nose, spicy vibrant red fruit. A lovely nose, but slightly raw. On the palate, ripe blackcurrant fruit and lively tannins that are nicely balanced. Fruit dominated palate with the fruit having great purity and focus. Good balance, if a touch youthful. Young aftertaste, a touch acidic but the a pronounced sweet blackcurrant finish. Would benefit from another 10-20 years to reach a smooth and integrated plateau. 89/100. Drunk 11 November 2011 with a 1 hour decant.
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RAYC
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1991 Quinta do Vesuvio vintage port

Post by RAYC » 15:04 Mon 14 Nov 2011

No notes - i suspect this will be better with a few more years in the bottle and a few more hours in the decanter - but good fruity port that is still enjoyable now and i suspect one of the more serious 91s

**(**?) (86 for current drinking)
Rob C.

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