2006 Quinta do Vesuvio

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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2006 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by jdaw1 » 22:34 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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Doggett
Warre’s Traditional LBV
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Re: 2006 Vesuvio

Post by Doggett » 17:43 Thu 10 Mar 2016

V06 100% opacity. Big, Young, fruity, sweet, lots of tannins and very dry on the finish.
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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 2006 Vesuvio

Post by AHB » 13:04 Fri 01 Apr 2016

My feet were in the lagar for this vintage, the first time I trod grapes during a harvest. I may be biased as to the quality because of my involvement, but I rated this port very highly in the vertical.

Deep red, slightly youthful; opaque with a very narrow rim. Youthful nose, full of freshly crushed blackcurrants - very attractive. Fruit dominates the entry with a powerful mouthful of blackcurrants and even more tannins. Strong acidity cuts through the rich and powerful late palate. Fragrant and perfumed on the aftertaste, full of blackcurrant fruit; astonishing length finish. This is a great port. 94/100.
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