2011 Quinta do Vesuvio

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AHB
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2011 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by AHB » 21:20 Sun 18 Aug 2013

Deep red colour, with a lighter rim. Herbaceous nose, less fruit and more nettles. Soft textured, velvet cushions; crushed nettles mixed with sweet bramble fruit. The tannins are hidden behind the fruit and the acidity is what grips. The finish is big, rich, full of sweet fruit and lasts for ages. 92-94. Snapshot tasting on 20 May 2013.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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