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Quinta do Vesuvio 1997

Release Notes

The Quinta do Vesuvio 1997 has a dark and intense purple colour on the nose showing a luscious ripeness with rich floral aromas of gum cistus and hints of blackcurrant.  On the palate the wine is extraordinarily rich and full-bodied, packed with layers of fruit and firm tannins, holding its richness all the way through to a long and concentrated finish.

Alcohol by volume v/v (20º C): 20%
Total Acidity g/l tartaric acid: 4.10
Baumé: 3.4

Tasting Notes

James Molesworth critic

The Wine Spectator source
2017 tasting note year
Lovely sweet toffee, toasted peanut and black tea notes start this off, with warm brown bread, mulled currant and fig fruit flavors filling in behind. Shows some maturity through the finish, but this will hang around a bit longer. Drink now through 2030. 3,000 cases made.

Score: 91

Clive Coates MW critic

The Vine (magazine) source
2011 tasting note year

Very fine nose.  Lovely fruit.  Sophisticated and complex.  Very classy.  Fullish.  Intense.  Very ripe and concentrated. ... Very very long and lovely.  This is really fine.  From 2010.

Score: 18/20

Robert Parker critic

Wine Advocate (magazine) source
2000 tasting note year

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.

Score: 90/100


Decanter (magazine) source
1999 tasting note year

Powerful, fruity nose.  Lovely sweet, rich flavours, with great power and depth.

Score: 4 Stars

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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