Quinta do Vesuvio, 2016
Vintage Port - 1x600cl Bottle
Presented in Own Wooden Case
Bottle size: 75cl
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This 2016 Vintage Port Wine is hailed as the Quinta of all Quintas! The Vesuvio's special reputation for producing outstanding wines goes back into the nineteenth century, when the Viscount of Villa Maior wrote, “All this wine is made scrupulously and to perfection… this Quinta was made as if for princes…”. It is a powerhouse wine with fresh, dark fruit aromas, rounded off with some lovely esteva (rockrose) and violets fragrance. Taught and muscular in the mouth with good grip from the schist tannins. The finish is long and intense with superb structure.
***98 Points-Derek Smedley MW***
Fragrance the nose has a mix of autumn hedgerow fruits aromatic. The palate has breadth of flavour power and depth in the middle the tannins are fine and quite discreet. There is underlying freshness bramble and bilberry slightly tight at the back with the rich fruit exploding on the finish. Drink: 2035-70
***18/20 Points-Jancis Robinson MW***
Very dark blackish crimson. Reminds me a little of the Noval Nacional for its wildness (and foot sweat?!). Rather heady mix of wild herbs and grasses. Very juicy indeed. Massive impact and drama with great grip on the end. Firm tannic grip after all that appeal. Real pace and excitement. Nervy. Convincing dry finish.
***18/20 Points-Richard Mayson***
A blend of Touriga Nacional (43%), Touriga Franca (25%), a relatively high proportion of Alicante Bouschet (17%) alongside Tinta Amarela and Tinto Cão: lovely warm country aromas, ripe, open and very full in style, super-ripe cassis broad and fleshy, backed by weighty tannins, leading to a powerful, explosive finish. Very impressive. 1,220 cases in total.
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