1992 Quinta do Vesuvio

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AHB
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1992 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by AHB » 21:02 Wed 04 Oct 2017

Bottle number 4534. Deep red colour with an opaque centre. The youngest looking of the ports drunk this evening. On the nose this delivers lots of black cherry. The fruit is slightly restrained on entry, but has a delicate fragrance and plenty of tannins to provide structure and balance. A slight figginess shows on the palate, a palate which is deep and has a great texture. The aftertaste and finish are full of black cherry fruit. This is a very nice port which is drinking well. Served blind, this was guessed to be Warre 1977. 90/100. Decanted 13 hours. Drunk 28 September 2017.
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Re: 1992 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by Glenn E. » 22:14 Fri 06 Oct 2017

de onde?

I thought these were strictly kept at the Quinta?
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Re: 1992 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by AHB » 22:38 Mon 09 Oct 2017

Glenn E. wrote:
22:14 Fri 06 Oct 2017
de onde?

I thought these were strictly kept at the Quinta?
I beg your pardon?
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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Re: 1992 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by Glenn E. » 23:53 Thu 12 Oct 2017

I've been lead to believe that's a colloquialism for "where'd you get that?"

It literally means "the where?" Or with context, "from where?"

I believe I had this at the Quinta in 2014, and it was delicious. But alas, not available.
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Re: 1992 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by AHB » 06:13 Fri 13 Oct 2017

Are you thinking of the Family Reserve colheita, which is only available at the Quinta? The 1992 vintage port was made, bottled, sold and distributed just like most other years.
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Re: 1992 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by Andy Velebil » 06:20 Fri 13 Oct 2017

Glenn
IIRC, it was 1989-1991 that was kept at the Quinta. Hence the wax capsules as the corks were feared to have started drying out.

1992, like the previous few vintages, weren't made in huge quantities and all are not easily found today in secondary markets.


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Re: 1992 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by Glenn E. » 16:59 Fri 13 Oct 2017

AHB wrote:
06:13 Fri 13 Oct 2017
Are you thinking of the Family Reserve colheita, which is only available at the Quinta? The 1992 vintage port was made, bottled, sold and distributed just like most other years.
D'ohh! Yes, that's exactly what I was thinking of. I saw "1992 Vesuvio" and immediately went to Colheita because I wasn't aware that they even made a 1992 VP. I thought they did '89, '90, '91, and then started regular yearly-ish production in '94. Mea culpa.
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