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Quinta do Vesuvio 2013

Due to the weather conditions during the 2013 vintage, selection was absolutely rigorous and only thirteen pipes of the very finest lagar fermented Port were made.

Component varieties:
Touriga Nacional – 65%
Touriga Barroca – 10%
Alicante Bouschet – 12%
Touriga Franca/Sousão – 13%.

The Quinta do Vesuvio 2013 Single Quinta Vintage is an intense wine with floral, blackcurrant, and cassis notes and a powerful and attractive aroma arising from the predominance of Touriga Nacional combined with Alicante Bouschet. The presence of Touriga Franca and Sousão also adds complexity and spice. This Vesuvio is full-bodied, with long firm tannins and a powerful palate; it will age superbly for decades.

Tasting Notes

Mark Squires critic

Robert Parker source
2015 tasting note year

Quinta do Vesuvio's 2013 Vintage Port is a blend of 65% Touriga Nacional, 10% Tinta Barroca, 12% Alicante Bouschet and 13% combined of Touriga Franca and Sousão. It comes in at 110 grams per liter of residual sugar. This was bottled in 2015 after 18 months in used oak vats. Seeming full bodied and quite dry in perception when opened, it kept getting sexier with air and time, the sugar and the sweet fruit eventually popping up. At the day mark, it was irresistible and sensationally delicious. This inky black Vesuvio was probably my favorite Single Quinta in this report, although admittedly the beautiful Dow's makes it a close call and may have even more upside. If I had to pick one, though, this would likely be it. This is the sexier and more aromatic of the two. The Dow is more controlled and brooding, just a bit harder to read. They are both wonderful, though. On opening, this preened in its power, but its signature features will be the tasty fruit and powerful aromatics. That was, admittedly, not completely clear at first. Gripping and lingering on the finish, it is gorgeously constructed, nicely concentrated and it has more upside with cellaring than most of the 2013s I've been tasting. This needs some cellaring to become more expressive and softer. It should be worth the wait.

Score: 95 points

Kim Marcus critic

Wine Spectator source
2015 tasting note year

Elegant and full of crushed red raspberry, macerated cherry and dark plum flavors. Shows good grip, with an integrated finish of dark chocolate, accented by floral notes. Best after 2020.

Score: 93 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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