• Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port 2013 95

    Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port 2013

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    95pts Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate

    Original winery crate on order of 6 or more

    Vesuvio is the last of the old school of vintage Ports:  made in the original 1826 winery, in the original granite lagares, stomped by foot, etc... The real deal.

    Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate:  "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. Drink date: 2023 - 2055." Dec 2015

    Winery:  "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."

    Wine Spectator: "The white mark is also called a splash mark, and it tells you which way the bottles were cellared (splash mark up). This way, all the sediment collects on the same side. Smart, huh?"

    Bottle
    750ml
    Varietal Touriga Nacional 60%, Touriga Franca 25%, Tinata Amarela 10%, Sousao 5%
    Alcohol 
     20.0%
    Baume
     3.8
    Sugar
    110/gL
    Aging 18 months in used oak vats
    Region Douro, Portugal