2003 Quinta do Vesuvio

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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jdaw1
Cockburn 1851
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2003 Quinta do Vesuvio

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Johnny Symington and other suspects gathered at the B&F for a complete vertical of Quinta do Vesuvio.

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flash_uk
Dalva Golden White Colheita 1952
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90% opacity, deep red. Amazing port. Lovely chocolate mouthfeel, syrupy and smooth, great balance, soft tannins. One teeny weeny criticism would be a tiny lack of acidity.
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Morgan 1991
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V03 95% opacity. Lovely balance, and structure with some beef/meat coming through with the big berries and a great long finish. Once again this should be amazing once it matures.
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Alex Bridgeman
Graham’s 1948
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Re: 2003 Vesuvio

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The more I taste port from the 2003 vintage, the more impressed I become with the power and weight these have and their slow, stately progress towards maturity. I don't have enough from this vintage; it's a shame I'm not buying port any more since this would be one of my targets.

Deep red, hinting at late youth with a medium rim. Sweet red fruit and milk chocolate on the nose, beautifully perfumed. Sweet raspberry fruit and powerful cocoa tannins; a great mouthful bringing many layers of flavour and texture. Huge aftertaste that fills the mouth, chewy and very long lasting. 94/100.
Top Ports in 2022: Quinta do Noval Nacional 1931. I have never drunk such a wonderful bottle of Port. I cried with joy.

2023: Fonseca 1966. There are not many better Ports, except a good bottle of Fonseca 1927. Wow!
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Re: 2003 Quinta do Vesuvio

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V03. 100% opaque. This is very young, big, and lovely. Fabulous, with raspberries, and heat.
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