2000 Quinta do Vesuvio

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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2000 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by jdaw1 » 22:33 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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flash_uk
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 2000 Vesuvio

Post by flash_uk » 17:54 Mon 29 Feb 2016

85% opacity, dark red. Mild heat on the palate plus a tannic finish. Fruit is there, body a little light. Feels like this one might run out of steam before old age.

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Graham’s The Tawny
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Re: 2000 Vesuvio

Post by Doggett » 17:38 Thu 10 Mar 2016

V00 90% opacity. Big Tannins, leather and blackberries dominating.
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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 2000 Vesuvio

Post by AHB » 12:52 Fri 01 Apr 2016

Dark red with just a hint of brick and a wide rim. Limited nose, closed and showing very little. Restrained on the palate too, thin but with powerful tannins; so much so that this is lacking in fruit and dominated by the tannins and acidity. Saccharine and mint on the aftertaste with a long, dry and huge green finish. Very difficult to score, this is either extremely closed or tainted very slightly with TCA - enough to flatten the fruit but not enough to be picked up directly. NR.
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