2011 Quinta do Vesuvio

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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AHB
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2011 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by AHB » 21:21 Sun 18 Aug 2013

Well developed nose, full of sweet lush brambles and a lovely herbaceousness. Lush fruit on the palate, ripe and rich. Smooth and silky texture, wonderful balance and tremendous development of one flavour after another. The balance and complexity hold into the finish and the huge length. A powerful blockbuster of a port in perfect harmony. 96-98. Tasted over 1-4 days as part of the extended 2011 tasting.
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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