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Quinta Do Vesuvio Port Blend Porto Vintage 1996

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The wine is deep purple and opaque in colour with richly lifted floral aromas of violets and a massive flavour of blackcurrant fruit with firm tannins balanced with the usual Vesuvio sweetness.

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Quinta do Vesuvio:
Quinta do Vesuvio is the most spectacular Quinta in the Douro valley. Located in the wild and serenely beautiful eastern reaches of the Upper Douro valley, 120 kilometres east of Oporto and 45 kilometres from the Spanish border, Quinta do Vesuvio stands alone both in terms of remoteness and sheer grandeur.

External Reviews for Quinta Do Vesuvio Port Blend Porto Vintage

External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Port - red - 1996 - Quinta do Vesuvio - Portugal - Region: Douro - Apellation: Douro - Touriga nacional - 750 ml.


External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Spectator ReviewImpressive. Dark purple in color, with lots of pretty plum, floral and berry aromas. Full-bodied, with very racy tannins and a long, long, fruity finish. Reserved, it needs time. Best after 2004.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Terrific aromas of berries and violets with a hint if mint. Full-bodied and lightly sweet, with silky fine tannins that build on the palate. Outstanding concentration and harmony. Greatest Vesuvio this century. Try after 2010.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

A delicious, forward, dark saturated ruby/purple-colored port, this 1997 reveals copious quantities of jammy, grapy, black fruit flavors intermixed with earth and spice, full body, and silky tannin. It should drink well soon, but last for two decades.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Impressive. Dark purple in color, with lots of pretty plum, floral and berry aromas. Full-bodied, with very racy tannins and a long, fruity finish. Reserved, it needs time; best after 2004.


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
09/26/2013

Port wine- 1996 - Quinta do Vesuvio - Portugal - Region: Douro - Apellation: Douro - Touriga nacional - 750 ml.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

When the Symington family purchased this classic 19th century quinta in the Douro Superior in the 1980s, they made the decision to bottle wines from its steep slopes in the single quinta or chateau mode. Other Symington brands use their single qunita bottling in lesser vintages; Vesuvio is only ever Vesuvio. The quinta has produced some pretty wines, but rsquo;94 has been the first widely declared vintage to put it to the test; could one Symington estate perform at the level of the familyrsquo;s great branded vineyard blends? For Vesuvio in rsquo;94, the answer is resoundingly positive. Its deep color, backward aroma and impacted fruit show this to be a massive wine. Its black fruit shimmers with quality, tightly bound by tannin, yet still retains the softness that distinguishes Vesuvio from many other wines of the arid Douro Superior.


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The wine is deep purple and opaque in colour with richly lifted floral aromas of violets and a massive flavour of blackcurrant fruit with firm tannins balanced with the usual Vesuvio sweetness.

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