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Quinta do Vesuvio 1996

Release Notes

One of the finest Vesuvio wines produced to date in one of the largest harvests in the Douro Valley.  A  very small batch, representing around 12% of total production was selected for bottling.

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.

Alcohol by volume v/v (20º C): 20%
Total Acidity g/l tartaric acid: 4,88
Baumé: 3.9

Tasting Notes

Jancis Robinson MW critic source
2008 tasting note year

Putty/linseed on the nose and very sweet, round and rich. Flattering, lovely, smoky, exciting!   Dense. Very, very good!  Long, concentrated, explosive.

Score: 18.5/20


International Wine Challenge (competition) source
2006 tasting note year

Intense, savoury, gamey, fruit cake elements coupled with liquorice. Intense, hugely aromatic sandalwood elements on the palate leads through to mid-length spritzy finish.

Score: Silver Medal

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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