Quinta do Vesuvio, 1991

Vintage Port

Description and Reviews:
1991 Quinta do Vesuvio. Now Part of Symington family Estates, Quinta do Vesuvio is one of the great Quintas of the Douro. The 1991 Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage shows all the hallmarks of a classic Vintage Port. Intense red colour. Packed with aromas of berry fruits such as blackcurrant and graceful floral hints. On the palate very complex fruit flavours, excellent ripe tannins and a sweet and powerful finish.

Wine Makers Notes:
The heavy rains that fell in the early part of 1991 were to stand the vineyards in good stead for the dry spring and very hot summer which ensued. Following the intense August heat, refreshing showers in early September ensured the grapes achieved a very good state of maturity with high sugar levels. In general over the Douro region yields were well down as a result of the hot summer. However, at Vesuvio production actually increased slightly as new vineyards came on stream, and the total quantity made reached 223 pipes. All the picking was by hand and the vintage began at Vesuvio on the 9th September.

90 Points Wine Journal
On the nose, cigar box, dried herbs, leather and baked black cherries. The palate is silky smooth on the entry, very good acidity and lithe, supple mouthfeel. Very harmonious, very elegant with touches of liquorices, black olive and cracked white pepper. Good length. Excellent. Drink now-2030

Condition Report:

Good condition.

Bottle size:

75cl

ABV:

20

Drink Type:

Vintage Port, Port, Douro

Stock:

4 In Stock

Price:

$156.12 USD    inc UK VAT (where applicable) *

* excludes delivery (free standard UK delivery on orders over £100)