1997 Quinta do Vesuvio

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1997 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by AHB » 22:17 Wed 07 Jan 2015

Deep red, hints of browning, 90% opaque. Restrained fruit, sweet and a bit jammy with some great green leaf undertones. Hollow entry, dry and grippy tannins with late fruit. Not well balanced. Tannins dominate but there is plenty of fruit underneath. Fruit dominates the aftertaste and finish. All this port needs is time to get itself back into balance. 90/100.

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Dalva Golden White Colheita 1952
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Re: 1997 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by LGTrotter » 01:49 Thu 08 Jan 2015

Alex is a little more optimistic than me. A very striking nose, scent leaping out of the glass, then a very empty palate. Rather simple, I could not make the leap between the nose and the palate, tannins are present but in that rather humdrum and disjointed way that the 97s go about everything. More like an 86 from me.

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Re: 1997 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by djewesbury » 20:25 Thu 08 Jan 2015

I wrote only very brief notes about some of the wines at the Port Walk; my note for this says, "A lovely wine - spiced fruit, with that big Vesuvio hit; really good".
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Re: 1997 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by AW77 » 00:20 Tue 13 Jan 2015

smells of cherry and pepper (?), cherry in the mouth, smooth + lighter body, not really young any more, but far from mature, good
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