1995 Quinta do Vesuvio

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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1995 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: 1995 Vesuvio

Post by Constandia » 09:28 Sun 28 Feb 2016

Clear deep dark red with a clean nose of sweet plums, coffee and dark chocolate. Although it is not multi-layered, this has forward aromas that follow through to the sweet palate and seems developed. The tannins are soft with enough acidity to balance the sweetness and the finish has a medium+ length. Dia -91/100- 24/02/2016

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Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1995 Vesuvio

Post by flash_uk » 17:45 Mon 29 Feb 2016

70% opacity, deep dark red. Tannic, fruity, but a little light, not much structure/backbone, lacking acidity. One of the weaker Vesuvio on the night, for me.

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Graham’s The Tawny
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Re: 1995 Vesuvio

Post by Doggett » 17:31 Thu 10 Mar 2016

V95 80% opacity. A fine port with big berry fruits showing with a touch of vanilla(?) and spices too. Not quite the balance and structure of the 94, but a great port.
90 Points

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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1995 Vesuvio

Post by AHB » 12:46 Fri 01 Apr 2016

Bottle 21458. Deep red with a very dark centre and a medium rim. Fruit and fragrant on the nose, very developed and pronounced. Mature fruit dominates the entry, fruit which is round and ripe. The tannins are almost hidden but when these have finally melded into the wine there is plenty of acidity to provide long-lasting structure. Sweet blackcurrants dominate the aftertaste; the finish is big and long with slightly bitter blackcurrants. Overall this is a delicious but slightly simple port. 90/100.
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