1989 Quinta do Vesuvio

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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1989 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by jdaw1 » 22:32 Thu 25 Feb 2016

Johnny Symington and other suspects gathered at the B&F for a complete vertical of Quinta do Vesuvio.

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Constandia
Cockburn’s Special Reserve
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Re: 1989 Vesuvio

Post by Constandia » 16:46 Sat 27 Feb 2016

I found the 89 having slightly brighter pale+ red colour compared to the 90, with a clean nose of black cherry jam, chocolate, treacle, vanilla essence, mint tones. sweet and warm on the palate with high balancing acidity, soft mellowed tannins and extemely long aftertaste. Dia - 94/100 - 24/02/2016

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Graham’s The Tawny
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Re: 1989 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by Doggett » 17:24 Thu 10 Mar 2016

V89 Not as light as the 90 or 91 with 75% opacity. Still quiet dark for its years. Starting to mature but a bigger port than I expected by reputation, and still has some years to go. Some acidity on the finish with a touch of heat, that blends well with the tannins to give a lovely smooth finish and follow through.
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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1989 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by AHB » 12:41 Fri 01 Apr 2016

Bottle 15935. Mature red colour, 60% opaque. Pleasant and mature on the nose with a good dose of cigar ash and woodsmoke. Round on the palate but with a flash of dust; something odd in tone. A touch thin on the hot aftertaste and a modest bitter finish. I have had better bottles but this experience has underlined the way in which the Douro bake is continuing to integrate into the flavour profile. 86/100.
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