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2015 Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port  Reviews 

2015 Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port  Reviews

Learn More About the 2015 Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port Through its Reviews.


Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port  Reviews

95 Pointz James Suckling

“Extremely aromatic with violet, blackberry, and blueberry character. Full body, beautiful center palate, and length. Tight and focused. Goes on for minutes. Super quality. Try in 2026.”

95 Pointz Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 

“The 2015 Vintage Port Quinta do Vesuvio is a blend of Touriga Nacional 60%, Touriga Franca 30% and Sousão 10%. It comes in at 113 grams per liter of residual sugar. This is beautifully balanced, but still a "wow" because of its terrific fruit. It is packed with luscious and intensely flavorful fruit, laced with some dark plum and baked cherry nuances. The concentration is good—not exceptional, perhaps, but it shows fine precision on the delicious finish, too. As is the case with most 2015s, it is also rather elegant and very fresh, the fruit lifted and well defined, never sloppy. It tightens noticeably with air, proving that its backbone can't be discounted. It should age very well but be approachable a bit on the younger side, too. It could certainly use time in the cellar, the more the better if you like complexity, but it should be in fairly decent shape around 2030 or so. I personally would like to leave it another 10 years beyond that, but that's up to you. If you insist on diving in sooner, that's also up to you (and if you twist my arm, I will confess that the fruit is very attractive, perhaps even irresistible just now). This is one of the most intriguing Symington 2015s, perhaps my personal pick of the litter (although there are some competitors). It has some upside potential, too. If it never achieves more, it will still have you oohing and aahing throughout its useful life. This has been released. There were 11,400 bottles produced, plus some large-format offerings.”

94 Pointz Wine Enthusiast

Cellar Selection

“Full of ripe fruit, this wine is rich while also having a delicately perfumed character. With its spice, generous fruits, and sense of poise, it will age well. Drink from 2027.”

93 Pointz Wine & Spirits

“This vast quinta has 329 acres of vines spread over 806 acres on the winding left bank of the Douro. This complex, steep terrain allows for significant variations in exposures and altitude, which may be a key to the estate’s success in the 2015 vintage. Deep purple in color, richly concentrated in fruit, this wine seemed like a Graham’s when we tasted it blind (both are made by Charles Symington). The supple dark-chocolate savor of the tannins and the powerful black-skinned blueberry flavors are, in fact, a bit drier than the Graham’s 2015 Stone Terraces (also recommended here), though no less grand.”

92 Pointz Wine Spectator

“Expressive, with plum, blackberry, and blueberry paste flavors that have a juicy edge along with lively licorice snap and suave dark chocolate notes. Lots of plum skin and cobbler details fill in on the finish. Best from 2030 through 2040. 950 cases made.”

Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom

94 Pointz Decanter

“From a magnificent property in the Douro Superior, picked relatively late after the rain: rich and heady on the nose with ripe blackberry jam fruit and a touch of aromatic esteva (gum cistus); opulent palate, sun-drenched fruit backed by big, ripe velvety tannins and a tannic finish. Full, round, and satisfying; weight and finesse. 1,000 cases made.”



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