2005 Quinta do Vesuvio

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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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2005 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
Dow 1980
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Re: 2005 Vesuvio

Post by flash_uk » 18:26 Mon 29 Feb 2016

90% opacity. Bit closed on the nose. More structure than the '04, good balance of acidity, fruit, tannin. Nice port.

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Doggett
Warre’s Otima 10 year old Tawny
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Re: 2005 Vesuvio

Post by Doggett » 17:42 Thu 10 Mar 2016

V05 95% opacity. A lovely balance of acidity and heat on the finish with a very smooth aftertaste.
90 Points

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 2005 Vesuvio

Post by AHB » 13:02 Fri 01 Apr 2016

Deep red with a narrow rim, hinting at youth. Closed on the nose with a little smoky menthol. Satin smooth entry with balanced fruit ; sweet blackcurrants and powerful acidity. The tannins are subdued and gentle. The late palate is full of silky, perfumed fruit. Concentrated blackcurrants on the finish round off a lovely port. 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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