Quinta do Vesuvio 2004 Vintage Port: Tasting Notes

This page provides an overview of my notes on the Quinta do Vesuvio 2004 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: Darker than the ’03. Very grappy on the nose, although in the mouth has that immediate wateriness that was only apparent on the older Vesuvios. Strong tannins. Obviously an excellent wine; the best from the 2000s from non-major years.

Tasted at: TPF Vesuvio Tasting 22ii2010.

Rated*: C

A Note on Ratings

My rating system attempts to answer the question β€œis this a good Port?” one of three ways: No; Possibly; or 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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