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2016 Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port  Reviews 

2016 Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port  Reviews 

Learn More About the 2016 Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port Through its Reviews.


Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port  Reviews


97 Pointz Wine Spectator

“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.”

96 Pointz 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.”

95 Pointz Wine Enthusiast

Cellar Selection

“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.”

94 Pointz 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.”

92 Pointz Vinous

“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.”

92 Pointz Wine & Spirits

“This is a voluminous, fat, and rosy Port from the steeps of Vesuvio, a vineyard just upriver from the Cachão da Valeira, the vines rising from the south bank of the Douro at 425 feet to a high peak at 1,730 feet. The wine’s purple fruit is racy, its concentration substantial, the tannins gentle and yielding in their quiet mineral wealth. A floral and herbal undertone predicts the complexities to come with bottle age, the wine destined to age on its freshness and balance rather than the sheer power of tannins that once defined young Vintage Port.”

Bonus Reviews

United Kingdom

95 Pointz Decanter

“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.”

18/20 Pointz Jancis Robinson,

Master of Wine

“The historic, extensive, 133-ha spread of vineyards upriver from Pinhão now owned by the Symingtons who have been replanting some parcels. Very dark blackish crimson. Reminds me a little of the Noval Nacional for its wildness (and foot sweat?!). Rather heady mix of wild herbs and grasses. Very juicy indeed. Massive impact and drama with great grip on the end. Firm tannic grip after all that appeal. Real pace and excitement. Nervy. Convincing dry finish.”



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