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Quinta do Vesuvio 2003

Release Notes

The 2003 Vesuvio is of superb quality, possessing Vesuvio's lovely scented nose of violets, layers of opulent blackcurrant fruit and a powerful, tightly knit structure suggesting great longevity. The overall harmony of this wine is astonishing, even at this young stage.  The wine will bring great pleasure throughout its long life.

Tasting Notes

Roy Hersh critic

www.fortheloveofport.com source
2006 tasting note year

I've had [this wine] several times now and it is right up there with the 1994 as one of the greatest bottlings in the short career of Quinta do Vesuvio (14 declarations). Dark purple and at full opacity.  This... will only get better as it rounds out down the road.  Brash blueberry and primary plum in profile put me in purple Port paradise.  A serious maelstrom of complexity shows up in the middle and also the lip smacking, show stopper of a finish. A brilliant prodigal Port that will last at least a half century and I suspect, considerably longer than that.

Score: 96/100

Pierre Rovani critic

Wine Advocate (magazine) source
2005 tasting note year

Waxy black and red cherries are found in the aromatic profile of the 2003 Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port.  Thick, creamy-textured, and exuberant, it offers a medium to full-bodied personality redolent with sweet black cherries and blackberries.  A seductively sexy port, it is seamless, feminine, ample, and displays a long, syrupy finish that more than makes up for a slight lack of complexity.  Projected maturity: 2018-2035.

Score: 90/100

James Suckling critic

Wine Spectator (magazine) source
2005 tasting note year

Complex aromas of crushed berries, pepper and spices. Full-bodied, with medium sweetness and layers of polished tannins. Masses of berry, plum and citrus character. This single-vineyard Port is always superb.

Score: 95/100

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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