1996 Quinta do Vesuvio

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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1996 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: 1996 Vesuvio

Post by Constandia » 09:43 Sun 28 Feb 2016

Clear very deep dark red colour with light brown rim. Somewhat dull in colour compared to the 97 Vesuvio. The nose holds some dark fruit and spice aromas . On the palate it feels slightly hot/alcoholic and thin lacking in complexity. There is a good acidity here but overall I get a feeling of imbalance. Dia- 89/100- 24/02/2016

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flash_uk
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1996 Vesuvio

Post by flash_uk » 17:47 Mon 29 Feb 2016

75% opacity, dark red. Nose a bit stewey. Sweet, light, lack of structure. Some mild tannins but no acidity. One of the weaker tasted this evening.

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Doggett
Warre’s Traditional LBV
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Re: 1996 Vesuvio

Post by Doggett » 17:32 Thu 10 Mar 2016

V96 80% opacity. Big fruits on the initial taste, but a slight dullness and shorter finish than some.
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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1996 Vesuvio

Post by AHB » 12:48 Fri 01 Apr 2016

Mature red colour with a medium rim and an opaque centre. Some toffee on the nose, mixed with red apples; fresh, attractive and growing in the glass. Restrained on the palate, with generous charcoal tannins in a sweet strawberry and redcurrant mid- and late-palate. A delicious woody aftertaste and a finish of canteloupe melon. 88/100.
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