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Quinta do Vesuvio 2007

Release Notes

The extremely low yields of the Vesuvio vineyard produced a wine of unparalleled concentration and richness and with a deep purple colour. Floral aromas of eucalyptus and gum cistus. Intense flavours of very ripe fruit and rich blackcurrant. The combination of all the fundamental elements in this wine will give it great longevity.

Alcohol by volume v/v (20º C): 20%
Total Acidity g/l tartaric acid: 4.90
Baumé: 3.8

Tasting Notes

Jay Miller critic

Wine Advocate (magazine) source
2010 tasting note year

The purple/black 2007 Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port offers up aromas of pine forest, menthol, pepper, Asian spices, and blackberry compote. This leads to a youthful, primary Port with gobs of mid-palate fruit, firm but ripe tannins, tremendous depth and concentration, and a succulence which raises it above the crowd. Impeccably balanced, it will evolve for 15-20 years and drink well through 2040.

Score: 91/100

critic

Wine and Spirits (magazine) source
2009 tasting note year

A great vintage of Vesuvio, this is completely Douro in its flavors, a bold stroke of color across the palate, a rush of green, red, blue and purple. It’s plump, if not downright fat, but it’s ripped by tannin, with a pervasive schistiness that makes it grand.  Those resonant tannins combine with vibrant spice, licorice and green herb to create a hum of energy around all the fruit.  The wine vibrates with power, intensely compressed.  Drink it young to be wowed, or cellar it for decades; it’s anyone’s guess when this will calm down.

Score: 96/100

Richard Mayson critic

Decanter (magazine) source
2009 tasting note year

Fine, pure, opulent, fragrant fruit; rich, spicy tannins with bitter chocolate concentration; fine and focused. Nothing over-ripe here this year, yet impressive for its ripeness and opulence. Foot trodden by all Symington family members!

Score: 18/20

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

See details of other years in which this wine was made

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