Symington Family Estates

Quinta do Vesuvio Porto

9.029 ratings
9.012 pro ratings
Porto, Douro, Portugal
Port Blend
Blue Cheese, Chocolate & Caramel, Vanilla & Caramel, Salami & Prosciutto, Fruit & Berries, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Fruit Desserts, Soft Cheese, Chocolate & Coffee
Top Notes For
Shay A
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.

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.

Jun 19th, 2019
Shengli Hu

Reductive on the nose. Garnet rim, little staining yet of elevated concentration. Moderate plus viscosity. Basil, thyme, wild herbs, ginger, iron, and syrupy caramel undertone. Moderate acidity with a long sweet and savory finish. Not bad at all for 2001.

Reductive on the nose. Garnet rim, little staining yet of elevated concentration. Moderate plus viscosity. Basil, thyme, wild herbs, ginger, iron, and syrupy caramel undertone. Moderate acidity with a long sweet and savory finish. Not bad at all for 2001.

Oct 14th, 2018
Shengli Hu

Deeply staining legs indicative of high viscosity of a young Port. Opaque dark purple. Honey, resin, and almond on the nose. On the palate creme de cassis and raspberry juice. Vibrant young port good for another decade or so.

Deeply staining legs indicative of high viscosity of a young Port. Opaque dark purple. Honey, resin, and almond on the nose. On the palate creme de cassis and raspberry juice. Vibrant young port good for another decade or so.

Oct 14th, 2018
Matt Austin

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

8.9

Still very primary. Fruit forward and a bit more syrupy than I expect from Vesuvio. Perhaps better in 20 years.

Still very primary. Fruit forward and a bit more syrupy than I expect from Vesuvio. Perhaps better in 20 years.

Feb 21st, 2017
J D
9.1

Dominated by its tertiary development, but still loaded with baking spice and dried fruit. A nimble palate with fresh acidity, resolving tannins, and an eternal, evolving finish.

Dominated by its tertiary development, but still loaded with baking spice and dried fruit. A nimble palate with fresh acidity, resolving tannins, and an eternal, evolving finish.

Feb 11th, 2016
Tom Kobylarz

Not surprisingly open, though that is mostly due to mother nature making 2006 a somewhat difficult vintage and small crop and thus the wine wears the elegance and refinement very well on a style that is already beautifully elegant. Red raspberry, cherry, and sweet licorice aromas and flavors complement a very open and easy drinking fresh Port.
#vesuvio #douro #port #symington

Not surprisingly open, though that is mostly due to mother nature making 2006 a somewhat difficult vintage and small crop and thus the wine wears the elegance and refinement very well on a style that is already beautifully elegant. Red raspberry, cherry, and sweet licorice aromas and flavors complement a very open and easy drinking fresh Port.
#vesuvio #douro #port #symington

Dec 31st, 2015
Tom Kobylarz

Plenty of gusto and power this one needs maybe another 5 years as it is still a dense wall of texture with a thick viscosity and very firm and ripe tannins. Loads of brambley fruit from start to finish where fairly straightforward. I would expect these aromas and flavors to get more complex and defined as the wine matures further and the layers of density start to peel off. This should cruises to a higher score as time softens this beauty.
#vesuvio #douro #port #symington

Plenty of gusto and power this one needs maybe another 5 years as it is still a dense wall of texture with a thick viscosity and very firm and ripe tannins. Loads of brambley fruit from start to finish where fairly straightforward. I would expect these aromas and flavors to get more complex and defined as the wine matures further and the layers of density start to peel off. This should cruises to a higher score as time softens this beauty.
#vesuvio #douro #port #symington

Dec 31st, 2015
Michael Phillips

Big rich needs more time!

Big rich needs more time!

Jan 7th, 2017
Tomas Kaudern

Lite eldig, mogna körsbär, balanserad sötma med lite choklad i eftersmaken.

Lite eldig, mogna körsbär, balanserad sötma med lite choklad i eftersmaken.

Dec 24th, 2016
Brian Grech

Much too young, but of course delicious and decadent

Much too young, but of course delicious and decadent

Dec 27th, 2015