2011 Quinta do Vesuvio

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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2011 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: 2011 Vesuvio

Post by Doggett » 17:47 Thu 10 Mar 2016

V11 100% opacity. After 20 ports tasted prior to this, the palate was shot!, but it was much nicer than the others in the 09-13 flight and the best I tasted from the 04 onwards on the night. Huge fruits but with a silkyness in the mouth and a huge follow through and finish. I hope I live long enough to enjoy this in its prime!
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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 2011 Vesuvio

Post by AHB » 13:15 Fri 01 Apr 2016

What can I say about this port - or even this vintage in general. This is a great vintage and we can speculate over the years whether it will go the way of 1963 (full of fruit, mature but starting the long slow slide after 40-50 years in bottle) or the way of 1927 or 1912 (immortal wines, drinking brilliantly today).

This port lived up to the hype of the vintage and was my wine of the night.

Bottle 10617. Deeply coloured, narrow crimson rim. Sweet golden syrup with soft raspberries and ripe boysenberries on the nose. Initially restrained on the palate but with an exquisite texture. Full of fruit on the mid-palate; complex, layered and perfumed. The tannins are mild and dominated by the fruit, fruit which is focused by the acidity in the wine. Big and elegant on the aftertaste with a long fragrant finish. This is a long and delicious port with and unbelievable length of finish. 97/100.
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