1 x 1999 Quinta do Vesuvio 1.5Lt. Magnum (Wooden Box), Prove...



R3,000 - R4,500


1 x 1999 Quinta do Vesuvio 1.5Lt. Magnum (Wooden Box), Provenance: Restaurant Mosaic Wine Cellar Collection

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Quinta do Vesuvio is a Portuguese wine estate high in the rugged, arid upper Douro, producing a range of table wines and Ports. It is owned by the Symington group of wineries alongside the likes of Graham's, Warre's and Dow's.

The winter of 1998/99 was very cold and dry in the Douro valley, with temperatures of – 4 degrees being registered at Vesuvio on several occasions during December, January and February. Wet weather returned in April and early May slowing down vine development. As a result flowering took place in late May under favorable conditions and set the scene for a larger than usual vintage – the largest at the Quinta since 1996. June and July were beautifully warm and dry, and the consequences of the low winter rainfall were beginning to be felt with vine development some two weeks later than usual. Fortunately, in early August three days of steady rain were experienced which within days had a beneficial effect on both berry size and coloring. Vesuvio is unique amongst Port producers in only making Vintage Port, and a mere 2000 cases of the 1999 was bottled for release. This represents only 8% of the Quinta’s production in 1999.

Sophisticated, with a balanced acidity and incredible aromatic depth. Warm, sweet, ripe herb aromas on the nose, bursting with concentrated scents of violets, black cherry and blackcurrant fruit. On the palate monumental fruit, with superb ripe flavors and hints of bittersweet chocolate balanced by a a powerful backbone of fine tannin. Really expressive, the 1999 Vesuvio is both powerful and elegant. This sweet port is thick, creamy-textured and exuberant.It offers a medium to full-bodied personality redolent with sweet black cherries and blackberries. Drink now - 2029.

Wine & Spirits Magazine 95/100
Jancis Robinson 17.5/20

This is an ideal gift - in it's original wooden case.

Auction Date: 20th Nov 2023 at 10am

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