1990 Quinta do Vesuvio

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Taylor 1900
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1990 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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Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1990 Vesuvio

Post by flash_uk » 16:30 Fri 26 Feb 2016

35% opacity, warm red. Some fruit on the nose bit with a slight steweyness. Mild heat all along the palate, mid weight.

Cockburn’s Special Reserve
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Re: 1990 Vesuvio

Post by Constandia » 17:02 Sat 27 Feb 2016

Clear pale to medium red with light rim and bright hues. The 90 felt more complex in terms of aromatic character with concentrated red fruit, fig, sultanas, liquorice, caramel and vanilla with hints of tobacco . Beautiful balance between acidity and sweetness with a very long aftertaste.

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Graham’s The Tawny
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Re: 1990 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by Doggett » 17:26 Thu 10 Mar 2016

V90 The lightest and thinnest of the vertical with 50% opacity. A bit watery, and lacking enough flavour compared to most of the other ports with a slightly bitter finish.
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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1990 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by AHB » 12:42 Fri 01 Apr 2016

Bottle 22604. Mature red with slight browning on the rim; 80% opaque. Little on the nose, just vague hints of cooked strawberry. Modest entry, dried cranberry and baked biscuits. Nice sweet fruit on the mid-palate. A modest but pleasant aftertaste, albeit gentle, followed by a sweet finish of red licorice and lingering sweetened redcurrant. 87/100.
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