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Quinta do Vesuvio is arguably the most magnificent estate in the Douro valley. Located in the beautiful and austere Port-growing region of the Upper Douro valley, its history dates back to the 16th Century. All of the grapes are hand-picked, with a careful selection being made. Vesuvio is one of the very few estates in the Douro where all of the wines are made using the traditional treading method in granite lagares, among the largest in the Douro valley, and offered exclusively as a single Quinta Vintage Port. The smallest vintage for decades, with some good and powerful Quinta Vintage Ports made. Not generally declared.
91 pts Jamie Goode - "Very dark red colour with hints of purple. A super rich concentrated nose of blackberry fruit and undertones of black cherry. On the palate showing huge body, luscious cassis flavours balanced by firm tannins." Food Pairing: Quinta do Vesuvio 1998 will surely make any lunch or dinner a memorable one. It is a fabulous accompaniment to chocolate desserts, such as chocolate pudding, but can also be enjoyed on its own - it is an experience in itself.