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Quinta do Vesuvio 1999

Release Notes

Vesuvio is unique amongst Port producers in only making Vintage Port, and a mere 2000 cases of the 1999 was bottled for release. This represents only 8% of the Quinta’s production in 1999.

Intense purple colour, bursting with concentrated scents of violets, black cherry and blackcurrant fruit. On the palate monumental fruit, with superb ripe flavours and hints of bittersweet chocolate balanced by a a powerful backbone of fine tannin.

Alcohol by volume v/v (20º C): 20%
Total Acidity g/l tartaric acid: 4.61
Baumé: 4.1

Tasting Notes

Joshua Greene critic

Wine and Spirits (magazine) source
2002 tasting note year

A black stone fruit grown out of the schist, the flavour of ’99 Vesuvio is both powerful and elegant. It’s one of the Douro’s great vineyards, planted high on a conical hill of the Douro Superior, first by Dona Antonia Ferreira in the 19th Century, then more recently by the Symingtons. There’s concentration in the colour, purple-blue black to the rim, and as the wine opens with air, instead of getting bigger, it goes more complex. The schist comes through in the finesse and tremendous length, cutting through the tarriness of the fruit to provide an open view of what the wine may become with age. One of the best vintages of the new Vesuvio yet.

Score: 94/100

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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