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Quinta do Vesuvio 1994

Release Notes

Under 3,000 cases released, bottled at the Quinta.  Visitors to the historic Vesuvio lagares during the treading were impressed by the extraordinary floral fragrances of the fermenting musts.  These superb bouquets were still very much in evidence when we tasted the Touriga Francesa and Tinta Barroca lots from the cask at Vesuvio in the spring of 1995 and again in the late summer.  The final 1994 Vintage lot made up in the spring of 1996 combines this first class nose with the deep purple colour and firm structure which are the very definition of a great Vintage Port.

Alcohol by volume v/v (20º C): 20%
Total Acidity g/l tartaric acid: 5.0
Baumé: 3.9

Tasting Notes

Decanter Tasting Panel critic

Decanter Magazine, January 2016 source
2015 tasting note year

One of Decanter’s TOP 50 WINES OF 2015
Beautiful peppery aromas of prunes, plums, graphite and muscovado sugar. Unctuous and full of life, lifted by cherry and tobacco. Balanced and maturing with a bittersweet finish.

Score: 95 points

Michael Schuster critic

World of Fine Wine (issue 50, Q4, 2015) source
2007 tasting note year

Narrow-rimmed black-red colour; a dense, rich, persistent blend of fruit and minerals, a very classy early bouquet; perfectly balanced, concentrated middleweight Port, with a frame of very fine-textured, velvety tannin; deep, sweet, rich, and generous to taste, with great complexity and a mouth-filling scent and spiciness; a wonderful enveloping flavour; exceptional refinement and remarkable, scented length. Discreet, understated power allied to the absolutely effortless harmony and feeling of completeness that is the hallmark of truly great wines. A glorious Vintage Port of outstanding quality. Drink 2012-30.

Score: 19.5/20

Michael Broadbent MW critic

Vintage Wine (book, Broadbent, 2002) source
2002 tasting note year

Totally different in style to the main Symington brands, with its delicious touch of uplifting citrus aromas; not as sweet, but glorious fruit.  Still opaque; extraordinary, most distinctive, great potential.  2008-2030

Score: 5 Stars


Wine Spectator (magazine) source
1996 tasting note year

Greatest Vesuvio ever. A young vintage Port that sneaks up and grabs you by the throat. Full-bodied, featuring intense grapey, stemmy character and a long, silky, firm, tannic finish.  Truly superb.

Score: 95-100/100

Robert Parker critic

Wine Advocate (magazine) source
1996 tasting note year

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 5-7 years.  Anticipated maturity: 2002-2025.

Score: 92/100

More about Quinta do Vesuvio

To learn more about Quinta do Vesuvio here on The Vintage Port Site, read a concise Profile of the Quinta do Vesuvio Brand, and a detailed viticultural profile of Quinta do Vesuvio

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