2003 Quinta do Vesuvio

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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2003 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: 2003 Vesuvio

Post by flash_uk » 18:00 Mon 29 Feb 2016

90% opacity, deep red. Amazing port. Lovely chocolate mouthfeel, syrupy and smooth, great balance, soft tannins. One teeny weeny criticism would be a tiny lack of acidity.

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Warre’s Traditional LBV
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Re: 2003 Vesuvio

Post by Doggett » 17:40 Thu 10 Mar 2016

V03 95% opacity. Lovely balance, and structure with some beef/meat coming through with the big berries and a great long finish. Once again this should be amazing once it matures.
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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 2003 Vesuvio

Post by AHB » 13:00 Fri 01 Apr 2016

The more I taste port from the 2003 vintage, the more impressed I become with the power and weight these have and their slow, stately progress towards maturity. I don't have enough from this vintage; it's a shame I'm not buying port any more since this would be one of my targets.

Deep red, hinting at late youth with a medium rim. Sweet red fruit and milk chocolate on the nose, beautifully perfumed. Sweet raspberry fruit and powerful cocoa tannins; a great mouthful bringing many layers of flavour and texture. Huge aftertaste that fills the mouth, chewy and very long lasting. 94/100.
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