Quinta do Vesuvio 1996 Vintage Port: Tasting Notes

This page provides an overview of my notes on the Quinta do Vesuvio 1996 Vintage Port. Apologies if the notes are brief (or non-existent); they are mainly recorded for my benefit with public distribution being a secondary priority!

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The Notes

Tasting 1

Notes: Excellent. Pretty much the same colour as the ’94. Noticeably chewy tannins in the mouth, though not quite as much fruit as the ’94. Slight coffee in the aftertaste. Lovely Port; certainly the best non-major-year Vesuvio from the 1990s.

Tasted at: TPF LBV Tasting

Date: 26th January 2011

Rated*: C+


Tasting 2

No notes recorded.

Tasted at: TPF Vesuvio Tasting

Date: 22nd February 2010

No rating.

* A Note on Ratings

My rating system attempts to answer the question “is this a good Port?” one of three ways: N—No; P—Possibly; or C—Certainly. Ports generally are rated against others of their category. Therefore, a Ruby Port which I rate as C for Certainly good, might not be as good as a Vintage Port which receives the same rating. I sometimes modify my rating with a plus or minus indicating that the Port is better or worse than might be expected for this category.

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