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 bla...

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While many houses either declined to declare the vintage or made single-quinta Ports in 1995, Vesuvio crafted this classic. Itrsquo;s even slightly... Read more

A ripe and rich rsquo;95 boasting a remarkable essence of crushed berries, this is classic Port. Itrsquo;s full-bodied and quite sweet, with the ve... Read more

When the Symington family purchased this classic 19th century quinta in the Douro Superior in the 1980s, they made the decision to bottle wines fro... Read more

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

While many houses either declined to declare the vintage or made single-quinta Ports in 1995, Vesuvio crafted this classic. Itrsquo;s even slightly better than Vesuviorsquo;s 1992 vintage Port, which checked in at No. 35 on the Wine Spectatorrsquo;s 1995 Top 100.


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

A ripe and rich rsquo;95 boasting a remarkable essence of crushed berries, this is classic Port. Itrsquo;s full-bodied and quite sweet, with the velvetiest of tannins and a long, long, ripe fruit finish. At its best after 2008.


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.


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: 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: 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
01/03/2012

This impressive wine, with an opaque ruby/purple color, reveals excellent richness, layers of flavor, well-integrated alcohol and tannin, moderate sweetness, and a long, heady finish. Pure and impressively built, it should drink well in 5ndash;7 years. Anticipated maturity: 2002ndash;2025.


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Winemaker's Notes:

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.

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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