Quinta Do Vesuvio (symington)

Quinta do Vesuvio (Symington)

Pombal do Vesuvio Douro Red Blend 2015

This still red from Portugal’s Douro Valley is loaded with character. The color is so dark I can barely tell it's red. The nose is full of minerality, earth, cigars and leather. Oh, yeah, there’s a bit of dark, brambly fruit in there, too. The palate displays the same, with some licorice thrown in as if there wasn't enough happening. Bracing acidity and firm tannins make for a muscular drink which is begging for a nice, fatty steak. — 5 months ago

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Quinta Do Ataíde Altano Douro Red Blend 2012

Maman a bien aimé, tannique mais pas gênant. Bien rond en bouche. — 4 years ago

Symington Family Estates

Quinta do Vesuvio Porto 1998

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9.2

Wednesday Wine Committee hosted by Dan. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert wine. Tasted blind as usual.

Not as sweet as Graham’s. New producer to me. I guessed early-mid ‘90s port. More overripe fruit (blueberry, blackberry jam, cherry liqueur), and less graham cracker/cocoa notes than others. Seemed both young and old. Still ascending.
— 2 months ago

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@Shay A a bit in Symingtom...they own and run four of the leading port houses, Graham's, Dow's, Warre's, and Cockburn's. As well as, a portfolio of Douro wines consisting of Quinta do Vesuvio, Quinta do Ataíde, Altano, and Prats & Symington (a joint venture that produces Chryseia and Post Scriptum). They have recently launched a new project, Quinta da Fonte Souto, in the Alto Alentejo sub-region of Portalegre. They are the leading vineyard owners in the Douro Valley with 26 Quintas covering a total of 2,255 ha of which 1,024 ha are under vine.
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@David T : Thanks for the info! Sounds like they are reputable without questioning.

Symington Family Estates

Quinta Do Ataíde Altano Reserva Douro Touriga Franca Blend

Пить можно. Мощный. Торига Насьональ. 14%. 10 мес в дубе — 3 years ago

Quinta do Vesuvio (Symington)

Vintage Porto Port Blend 1995

Pretty dry with a nice spice element. — 2 months ago

Symington Family Estates

Quinta do Ataíde Reserva Douro Touriga Nacional 2011

This is my first wine of this varietal. This is a big wine with bold jammy dark fruit and vanilla aromas, tongue coating tannins, and a lingering finish. Better on the second night. Probably best to decant to fully appreciate. — 2 years ago

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Quinta do Vesuvio (Symington)

Douro Red Blend 2011

Best red I've ever had from Portugal. — 4 years ago

Quinta do Vesuvio (Symington)

Capela Vintage Port Blend

Drier than the normal Vesuvio '11. More of the elegance and less of the dense mouthfeel but lots
and lots of tannin. Very big and weighty finish however. Ridiculously long, packed.
— 4 years ago