1991 Quinta do Vesuvio

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g-man
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1991 Vesuvio Vintage Port

Post by g-man » 08:26 Wed 12 Dec 2007

Medium purple with a slight bricking color around the edges.

This was a bad wine for me. Heavy Volatile Acidity smell. The gasoline smell just killed it for me. There was a hint of underlying tobacco smell.

Tasted bitter cocoa, tobacco, but the VA just permeated on my palate and made this a very unenjoyable wine.

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TN: V91

Post by jdaw1 » 15:46 Wed 12 Dec 2007

Vesuvio 1991, 30 hours decanted. Quite opaque, no blue, no purple, no brown: just red. Others had better comments on the smell: “VA smell† (JG); “nasal snuff† (ED); “heavier smell than other Vesuvios† (FF). Very flawed; not liked.
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Post by g-man » 16:06 Wed 12 Dec 2007

Hey Julian,

Reposted link from Spectator about VA

http://forums.winespectator.com/eve/for ... /202107924

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Post by jdaw1 » 16:31 Wed 12 Dec 2007

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Post by AHB » 19:30 Wed 12 Dec 2007

I can testify that this was flawed. I don't think that I have ever found VA on a Vesuvio. Hopefully your bottle was a one-off.

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Post by AHB » 19:38 Wed 12 Dec 2007

Julian - you may use your admin rights to read and then delete this post.

Your edit above was made just in time. The transgression did not go unnoticed, but will now be overlooked by all others (!)

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Re: TN: V91

Post by jdaw1 » 20:05 Wed 12 Dec 2007

I had what was in origin an error in word order: in writing “Others’ comments were better†, the post above, before being edited, said
jdaw1 originally wrote:Others’ had better comments on the smell:
Alex noticed, but I repaired before he commented. Close call!

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