Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port 2016 (Portugal) - [WS 97] [RP 96] [WE 95] [DC 95] [JS 94] [VM 92]

Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port 2016
(Portugal) - [WS 97] [RP 96] [WE 95] [DC 95] [JS 94] [VM 92]


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About the Winery:

Vila Nova de Gaia, Douro Valley, Portugal
A recognized crown jewel of Portugal's Douro Valley, Quinta do Vesuvio's history spans back to the 16th century. Its 1000 acre estate lies in the dry, austere Upper Douro Valley and stands alone, both in terms of remoteness and sheer grandeur. Since acquiring the winery in 1989, the Symingtons have added several technological innovations - most notably a cooling system built within its stone lagares to better control fermentation. Vesuvio makes only a very small quantity of Single Quinta Vintage Port each year.



Reviews & Ratings

97 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Densely packed and dark in profile, with lots of warmed fig, mulled blueberry, açai berry and blackberry paste flavors rolling through, scored with graphite and tar notes, carrying through a finish that has a smoldering feel. A long licorice snap echo adds a lip-smacking hint. A terrific young Port. Best from 2035 through 2055. 1,220 cases made." - JM (Dec 2018)

96 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2016 Vintage Port is a blend of 43% Touriga Nacional, 25% Touriga Franca and 17% Alicante Bouschet, with Tinta Amarela and Sousão filling out the rest. It comes in with 115 grams of residual sugar. If this Quinta has a hallmark to me, it is the expressive, gorgeous fruit. It has a seductive feel, but it is also muscular and intense. It is one of the most muscular in the Symington stable this year, with the concentration to soak up the power. I'd give this the nod for the moment over the 2015, but they are pretty close, granting that I do not have them side by side. They may wind up in more or less the same place overall in the long run. We'll see. That said, this seems superb. Bottled in May 2018 and to be released in October 2018, there were 1,220 cases produced." - Mark Squires (July 2018)


95 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"This is a jammy, ripe and deeply rich wine. Its firm tannins are fully integrated with the powerful black fruits to give a wine with great potential longevity. The end has an almost fresh aftertaste. Drink from 2027." - Roger Voss (12/1/2018)

95 Points - Decanter Magazine:
"Lovely warm country aromas, this is ripe, open and very full in style. Super-ripe cassis flavours, broad and fleshy, backed by weighty tannins combined with lovely definition. Finishes with a powerful flourish, very impressive. Made using a relatively high proportion of Alicante Bouschet (17%) alongside Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca. 1,220 cases produced in total." - Richard Mayson(May 29, 2018)

94 Points - James Suckling:
"The greenness and stalkiness comes through here with a minty, fennel character as well as blueberry and violet undertones. Peppermint, too. Full-bodied and off-dry, showcasing blue fruits and a spicy, fresh finish. Try in 2022." (May 29, 2018)

92 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous Media:
"The 2016 Quinta do Vesuvio from Symington’s has a slightly more savoury bouquet than its fellow 2016 releases – earthier, almost nuttier with some lovely grilled walnut scents percolating through with time in the glass. The palate is sweet and candied on the entry, notes of marmalade and dried quince infusing the cassis and black cherry fruit with high notes of blueberry and a slight saline tincture towards the well balanced, quite persistent finish. Very fine." - Neal Martin (July 2018)