2010 Quinta do Vesuvio

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2010 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by jdaw1 » 22:46 Tue 16 Oct 2012

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Re: 2010 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by AHB » 09:22 Tue 23 Oct 2012

Pitch black and opaque. Big on the nose, full of scents of blackcurrants. Hollow entry, slow to develop on the palate but then generous tannisn seize the cheeks and release the wonderful floral essence and dry blackcurrant. The finish is long, peppery and full of dry cocoa. This bottle comes across as an elegant style of wine rather than the normal Vesuvio powerhouse. 87/100.
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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