1999 Quinta do Vesuvio

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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1999 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by jdaw1 » 22:33 Thu 25 Feb 2016

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Constandia
Cockburn’s Special Reserve
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Re: 1999 Vesuvio

Post by Constandia » 14:10 Sun 28 Feb 2016

Clear deep dark red colour. There is something I cannot define on the nose that I really like, cherry, raisins, vanilla, cinnamon and other spices. The palate is sweet and warm with ripe red fruit, good balancing acidity and a good finish. Dia- 91/100- 24/02/2016

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Warre’s Traditional LBV
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Re: 1999 Vesuvio

Post by Doggett » 17:37 Thu 10 Mar 2016

V99 85% opacity. Big fruits, very sweet, smooth but with a bit more acidity showing than some.
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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1999 Vesuvio

Post by AHB » 12:51 Fri 01 Apr 2016

Deep red colour with a wide rim. Boiled fruit sweets on the nose with attractive floral tones. A touch empty initially, but a mouthful of Parma Violets quickly develops with firm tannins on the mid-palate. The late palate brings a lightness and more flowers, quite delicious. Lovely sweet fruit lozenges run through the aftertaste, supported by the tannins. The whole impression is of a wine which is very unbalanced and odd. Perhaps all it needs is a little more time. 88/100.
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