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Quinta do Vesuvio 2012

Release Notes

The Quinta do Vesuvio 2012 Vintage Port is deep purple-black and inky in the glass, indicative of a voluptuous, blockbuster wine. It denotes opulence on the nose, with the richness and ripe blackberry aromas of the predominant Touriga Nacional. This is balanced with the distinctive minerality and floral fragrance of the Touriga Franca. It has a very fine structure and smooth tannins. The Tinta Amarela gives the wine a soft, velvety feel on the palate and the Sousão offers a sprinkling of peppery spice.

Component varieties:
Touriga Nacional – 60%
Touriga Franca – 25%
Tinta Amarela – 10%
Sousão – 5%

The 2012 Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage was trodden in the Quinta’s imposing stone winery built in 1827 since when teams of up to 50 men and women tread the grapes in each of the eight granite lagares. Just a small fraction of the Quinta’s production, 750 cases, was selected for bottling and for offering exclusively en primeur.

Tasting Notes

Kim Marcus critic

Wine Spectator source
2014 tasting note year

Effusively fruity, offering luscious red plum, dark cherry and chocolate flavors that are well integrated. Very suave and creamy as well, with a long finish filled with cocoa powder and Asian spice. Best from 2020 through 2045.

Score: 94 points

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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