Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port 1998

$46.99

SKU 2154

750ml

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Very dark red color with hints of purple. A super rich concentrated nose of blackberry fruit and undertones of black cherry. On the palate showing huge body, luscious cassis flavours balanced by firm tannins, finishing with a fantastic exhibition of power and finesse. Quinta do Vesuvio 1998 will surely make any lunch or dinner a memorable one. It is a fabulous accompaniment to chocolate desserts, such as chocolate pudding, but can also be enjoyed on its own - it is an experience in itself.
Category Port
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Brand Quinta do Vesuvio
Alcohol/vol 20%
  • we90

Wine EnthusiastThis wine has the dark fruit typical of this quinta, but this year shows more elegance than usual, with dusty tannins and concentrated, sweet fruit.

Roger Voss, February 1, 2001
  • ws89

Wine SpectatorThick and finely textured Port. Lovely aromas of anise, berries and mint. Full-bodied, very sweet, with silky tannins. Fruity finish. Best after 2004. 2,900 cases made.

James Suckling, February 28, 2001
  • wa87

Wine AdvocateThe Quinta do Vesuvio 1998 remains slightly muted on the nose with notes of small black cherries, smoke and sage. The palate is medium-bodied with powdery tannins, the fruits having mellowed over the last few years, less high-toned with attractive black olive notes inflecting the glossy black fruits. The finish is still a little broody with a smudge of alcohol denying it delineation.

Neal Martin, February 2012