1992 Quinta do Vesuvio

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Cockburn 1900
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1992 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by jdaw1 » 22:32 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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Re: 1992 Vesuvio

Post by Constandia » 17:42 Sat 27 Feb 2016

Clear medium darker red colour. The fruit is there, surprisignly I get ripe banana (?), mocha, raisins and chocolate. Sweet, with high enough acidity to keep it fresh and vibrant. The tannins seem to want to go mellow but my gums experienced a slight grippy feel. Maybe this is one to cellar for a bit longer, would like to see how it evolves in the future.

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Re: 1992 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by flash_uk » 17:40 Mon 29 Feb 2016

70% opacity, deep red. Good balance, good tannins, fullness, a tiny edge of acidity in the finish. Dark fruits all the way through. Licking my lips after this one! I liked this a lot - I think it will improve with more time.

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Re: 1992 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by Doggett » 17:29 Thu 10 Mar 2016

V92 75% opacity. Slight spice accompanying the fruits. It tasted more like a big Shiraz wine than a port, but with lots of sweet fruit and some alcohol on the finish.
88 Points

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1992 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by AHB » 12:44 Fri 01 Apr 2016

Bottle 10511. Dark red and concentrated appearance, opaque centre. Limited on the nose but a swirl releases delicious bramble fruit. Balanced texture on the palate, combining deep fruit and gentle tannins. Concentrated black fruit pastilles dominate the flavours, but the balance is ideal. The black pastilles lead on the aftertaste to a great, dark chocolate finish. 89/100
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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