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.
"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."
"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."
"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."
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