2016 Quinta do Vesuvio

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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2016 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by AHB » 20:40 Tue 09 Oct 2018

Inky black in colour, an incredible density of colour compared to most other ports from this vintage. Dense nose full of violets and black plums. A sparkle on entry from the acidity delivers a good dense palate that is full of concentrated flavour with fruit and acidity emerging in just the right proportions. A great tannic core which will become more obvious over the next 5-10 years as the fruit settles in. This is very much a fruit forward wine with a great structure. Nice port, without being great port. 88-90.

Tasted 12 September 2018.
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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Doggett
Warre’s Otima 10 year old Tawny
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Re: 2016 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by Doggett » 14:38 Sun 04 Nov 2018

V16 Deep ruby red with purple tinge, lovely nose. Sweet, smooth and silky on the palate. Long finish with well balanced acidity. A beautiful port but paled a bit against the special Capella release.
94 points

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