2012 Quinta do Vesuvio

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2012 Quinta do Vesuvio

Post by AHB » 09:03 Fri 01 May 2015

Bottled in April 2014. Deeply coloured, purple and opaque. Gentle nose showing little other than some sharp and acidic fruit. Fruity entry, but the acidity leads and dominates the mid-palate, making the overall palate out of balance and requires work and patience to bring back into balance. Tannins dominate the aftertaste, which is very big and powerful. This is one to follow over the next few years to see how it matures and evolves. 89/100. Drunk 24-Feb-15.
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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