1997 Quinta do Vesuvio

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jdaw1
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1997 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by jdaw1 » 21:20 Tue 11 Apr 2017

On Monday 10th April 2017 AHB, DRT, and JDAW met at the The Hawksmoor on Air Street for Port.

Links: Review; Kr65; D70; V97.

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Re: 1997 Vesuvio

Post by jdaw1 » 21:53 Tue 11 Apr 2017

V97. I noted only 90% red-purple, and lovely but far too young.

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Re: 1997 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by AHB » 16:54 Sun 22 Oct 2017

A bottle acquired by DRT from Seckfords in about 2005. Deep red in colour, opaque centre. Youthful nose showing a bit of spirit, violets and some dirty blueberry. Smooth, so smooth, entry with lots of sweet fruit that is smooth and rounded on the palate. Still showing a touch of primary fruit flavours and barely any tannins, just lots of dense and fragrant fruit. Plenty of acidity gives structure. There is some heat on the aftertaste before the delicate and sugary Parma Violets takes over. Sweet and fruity on the finish and a gentle flavoured length. This is nice port but too young, and paled when compared to the other two ports drunk the same evening (Krohn 1965 and Dow 1970). 89/100. Drunk 10-Apr-17. Decanted 24 hours.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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