2004 Quinta do Vesuvio

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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2004 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: 2004 Vesuvio

Post by flash_uk » 18:13 Mon 29 Feb 2016

90% opacity. Lacks backbone, pepper in the mouth, tannic finish, not much length.

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Doggett
Warre’s Traditional LBV
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Re: 2004 Vesuvio

Post by Doggett » 17:41 Thu 10 Mar 2016

V04 95% opacity. My favourite of the 03-08 flight. Once again it had that silky smoothness, with huge fruits, sweet but not too much, and great balance with a very long finish. A big port with years to go.
92 points

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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 2004 Vesuvio

Post by AHB » 13:01 Fri 01 Apr 2016

Looking to be in early maturity with a wide rim. Faint sweet honeysuckle or esteva on the nose. Clean entry with focused fruit and generous tannins. Good levels of acidity. The tannins give a great peppery tone. The aftertaste is of sweet and simple fruit with a slightly hot edge to the finish. 87/100.
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