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Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port 2008

Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port 2008

Port from Portugal

Price: $72.99
Item No. 113890
  • WS93
  • WE91
  • W&S90
Alcohol By Volume: 20.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2010
  • WS98
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Winemaker's Notes

Dark purple in color. On the nose profound lifted aromas of peppermint and violets. A tremendous mid-palate full of ripe tannins with a fresh acidity, and elegantly balanced finish. Can be drunk young by those who enjoy a more fruit driven style, but will also age superbly over the decades to come.

Quinta do Vesuvio 2008 is a fabulous accompaniment to chocolate desserts, such as flourless chocolate cake or dark chocolate truffles, but can also be enjoyed on its own - it is an experience in itself.

Critical Acclaim

"A full-throttle, full-bodied Port, exhibiting lively raspberry and cassis flavors that feature plenty of grip. Lush creamy notes carry through to the chocolate mousse-infused finish. Best from 2015 through 2025. 600 cases made."
93 Points

"Structured wine, shouting of its dark schist terroir. Bitter chocolate and spicy fruit set an attractive frame for the acidity. With plenty of weight to go with the tannins, this will age well."
91 Points

"2008 Porto A luscious, velvety Port, this is draped in black, plummy fruit flavor. The fruit is warm and spicy, the structure soft underneath. A sweet vintage of Vesuvio, this will likely be at its best around ten to 12 years of age."
90 Points

Learn About Quinta do Vesuvio

Although historical records mention Vesuvio as early as 1565 it was primarily under the auspices of the Douro's redoubtable widow, Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, that this vineyard estate acquired its legendary reputation. The estate's industrious founder was her husband who from 1820 began the ambitious task of planting the vineyard. This gargantuan enterprise involving the...

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Learn About Portugal

Portugal The country best known for Port, Madeira and corks is often overlooked when consumers think of red and white still wines - but take note! The table wines of the region have improved dramatically in the past few decades. The winemaking areas trickle down the country's narrow shape, bordered by the Atlantic on the west and Spain on the east. Notable...

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Learn About Port

Port Wine Port is a fortified wine that is made by adding brandy during fermentation. The addition of spirits kills the yeasts, which in turn halts the fermentation process. This results in a wine both sweet and high in alcohol. Named for its home city Oporto, true Port must come from the designated area. The grapes used are a blend,, but the favored grape thought to...

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