1992 Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port

SKU #980456 92 points Wine Spectator

 Shows a raisin and grape skin aroma. Full-bodied and medium sweet, with astringent tannins. Very young. Still tight and powerful; needs time to mellow. '91/'92 Port retrospective. Best after 2007.  (5/2005)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 A supple, charming, dark ruby/purple-colored wine, Quinta do Vesuvio's 1992 Vintage Port offers excellent concentration, a velvety texture, not much weight or tannin, a precocious, penetrating fragrance, sweet fruit, medium to full body, and a gentle finish. It will drink well young and last for 20 years.  (2/1995)

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- Although quite small, Portugal produces a great variety of wines ranging from light and fizzy Vinho Verde to hearty and tannic Port. Portugal is Europe's fourth-largest wine-producing region, and has been exporting its wine since the 14th century. The Douro Valley of Portugal is the original and current home for the world's finest Port. The valley spans from east of the city of Oporto all the way to the border of Spain and is the country's best known wine region. Lesser-appreciated DOCs like Bairrada and Dão area also emerging for their fine, rustic reds. Click for a list of bestselling items from Portugal.


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