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Quinta do Vesuvio 2006

Release Notes

Classic power with a lovely violet-scented and peppery nose and delicious layers of opulent blackberry fruit within a finely structured tannin framework that ensures very good aging potential.  The hot summer of 2006 has added an additional layer of concentration to the traditional Vesuvio velvety richness and depth. This is a very great Vesuvio Vintage Port.

Alcohol by volume v/v (20º C): 20%
Total Acidity g/l tartaric acid: 4.76
Baumé: 3.6

Tasting Notes

Richard Mayson critic

Decanter (magazine) source
2012 tasting note year

Already overt and heady, floral nose with minty ripeness; similarly sweet, rich and opulent on the palate but backed by dense, gritty, textural tannins which rise in the mouth. Sweetness and opulence returns on the finish.

Score: 18/20

Richard Mayson critic

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

Deep and opaque in color; very opulent and floral, with minty ripeness; overt and heady, reflecting the warmth and ripeness of the growing season; similarly sweet, rich and opulent on the palate (3.7º Baumé) but backed by dense, gritty tannins that rise in the mouth, sweetness and opulence returning on the finish.  Lovely silk-velvet texture and length.  Drink 2020-40.

Score: 18/20

critic

Decanter (magazine) source
2009 tasting note year

Still raw, but with lovely aromatic profile: flowers and berries. Very pure, fine, fresh berry fruit flavours, with firm tannic grip. Well balanced.

Score: 4 Stars

critic

Wine and Spirits (magazine) source
2008 tasting note year

The steep, conical hill at Vesuvio grew a completely Douro and completely delicious wine in 2006. The fresh scent of cherries and the earthier mineral schist meld into an intoxicating fragrance that develops across the luscious exposition of the flavors. The structure is about sophistication rather than sheer power, firm yet supple and accessible...

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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