2007 Quinta do Vesuvio

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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2007 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
Graham’s The Tawny
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Re: 2007 Vesuvio

Post by Doggett » 17:44 Thu 10 Mar 2016

V07 100% opacity. For its youth this was still a wonderful glass of port. Big fruits and sweetness as you would expect, but with more compexity and structure than I detected on many of the younger Vesuvios. Lots of heat on the finish.
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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 2007 Vesuvio

Post by AHB » 13:05 Fri 01 Apr 2016

My second-favourite wine of the night, a point behind the 2011.

Bottle 02808. Deep red appearance, in late youth. No purple in the tone but very dark with a narrow rim. Subdued on the nose initially but a bit of work releases lots of perfumed blackcurrant. Smooth and silky texture combines with concentrated and brooding sweet fruit before a massive tannin hit at the core of this wine. Well balanced, despite the burly palate, which allows the perfumed late palate to show at its best. Good aftertaste, big and powerful on the finish - which is chewy from green tannins and long lasting. A real burly winner of a port for the long haul. 95/100.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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