Quinta do Vesuvio 2012 Vintage Porto

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$69.99
SKU:
30356
UPC:
094799090458
Size:
750ml
Points:
94
Country/State:
Portugal
Vintage:
2012

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Product Overview

2012 was a dry year with some climatic irregularity, but the vines were able to ripen perfectly, producing small quantities of concentrated and balanced wine.

Quinta do Vesuvio is located in one of the most privileged areas of the Douro Superior. All of the Port made at the Quinta is foot trodden in lagares. The wine was barrel aged for 2 years then bottled unfiltered.

Touriga Nacional (60), Touriga Franca (25), Tinata Amarela (10), Sousao (5).

94 Points - Wine Spectator
"Effusively fruity, offering luscious red plum, dark cherry and chocolate flavors that are well-integrated. Very suave and creamy as well, with a long finish filled with cocoa powder and Asian spice. Best from 2020 through 2045. 750 cases made, 150 cases imported." -KM, 2/28/15

94 Points - Wine Enthusiast
"The power of this wine is palpable. Great swathes of rich berry fruits roll around the palate with a not-too-sweet juicy acidity. It is, of course, young, powered by tannins, sweet plum juice and an intensely ripe structure. It needs many years, so don't drink before 2030." -RV, 12/1/14

90 Points - Wine Advocate
"The 2012 Quinta do Vesuvio is actually quite reserved for an infant Vesuvio with broody and introspective black fruit, cassis, orange essence, clear honey and cloves. It is well-defined but takes more coaxing than Dow’s Senhora da Ribeira. The palate is well-defined with fine tannins and a slightly grainy texture. Good weight here, perhaps more structure than the aforementioned Senhora, adorned with an animated black pepper and clove-driven finish. Give this masculine Vesuvio at least four to five years in bottle." -NM, 8/27/14

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