2001 Quinta do Vesuvio

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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2001 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: 2001 Vesuvio

Post by flash_uk » 17:58 Mon 29 Feb 2016

85% opacity, deep red. Sweet floral notes and chocolate on the nose. Heat mid to late palate with a tannic finish. Mid-weight, quite sweet, chocolate. Missing some balance. Nevertheless I did enjoy this port...would like to try another time as I suspect this could be very good.

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Doggett
Warre’s Traditional LBV
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Re: 2001 Vesuvio

Post by Doggett » 17:39 Thu 10 Mar 2016

V01 90% opacity. Beautifully smooth, with a wonderful structure, where you could taste the tannins rounding it off and holding it all together. Will be wonderfull once it has matured.
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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 2001 Vesuvio

Post by AHB » 12:53 Fri 01 Apr 2016

Deep red with a wide rim. Closed on the nose. Restrained red fruits on entry, with soft yet noticeable tannins. Soft and fragrant fruit dominates the mid-palate although still a touch closed. A lovely, lively aftertaste with chewy raspberry and lots of tannins. Difficult to score, but hinting at future pleasure. 87/100.
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