1995 Quinta do Vesuvio

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jdaw1
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1995 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by jdaw1 » 20:42 Thu 27 Feb 2014

People gathered in the Bung Hole to do the obvious. There was a chance of being joined by a newbie, to sample his TV64, but he was a no-show.

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Fonseca LBV
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Re: 1995 Vesuvio

Post by Alex M » 13:00 Fri 28 Feb 2014

Similar colour to OBV 83. Very dark, maybe 80%. Strong, overpowering smell of berries and vanilla (only detected after DRT mentioned it). Jammy taste that didn't last longer than 30 seconds. Consider buying more.

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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1995 Vesuvio

Post by AHB » 09:22 Wed 26 Mar 2014

Deep red in colour, just starting to soften on the rim; 95% opaque. Lovely nose, full of attractive morello cherry fruit on the huge nose. Powerful, sweet cherry fruit also dominates the palate. Lovely ripe tannins support a big flavoured palate with lots of fruit. Simple but with a big presence and well balanced. Lovely big aftertaste and a long length. Fine port, but rather straightforward on this showing. 86/100. 14 hour decant.
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