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Quinta do Vesuvio 1998

Release Notes

Opaque inky purple colour, with a super rich concentrated nose of blackberry fruit and undertones of black cherry. On the palate showing huge body, luscious cassis flavours balanced by firm tannins finishing with a fantastic exhibition of power and finesse.

Tasting Notes

Richard Mayson critic

World of Fine Wine (magazine) source
2012 tasting note year

Properties in the Douro Superior performed very well in 1998, escaping much of the rain that fell farther downstream; similarly deep and opaque; slightly more open and opulent on the nose, mint and eucalypt ripeness showing; soft and fleshy, with lovely berry-fruit purity and sweetness backed by good grippy tannins mid-palate, which tail off on the finish leaving pure berry fruit once more.  Drink to 2030.

Score: 16.5/20

Michael Schuster critic

World of Fine Wine (magazine) source
2007 tasting note year

Narrow brick-rimmed black-red; a dense, perfumed nose, if the fruit is still a little raw, but promising a fine bouquet; an excellent balance of fresh and succulent fruit within a fine, firm, tannic frame; deep, sweet, complex flavor of ripe black fruit and minerals. Long, elegant, even palate with a racy complexity and mouth-filling scent behind the fairly muscular structure, and with a long, violet-scented finish. A dense yet harmonious Vesuvio, with tannins.

Score: 17+/20

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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