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Quinta Do Vesuvio DOC Douro 2012
Variety/style: Proprietary Red Blend
Country: Portugal
Region: Port
Vintage: 2012
Size: 750 ML
Rating: WS - 93
Product Code: 000022117
Availability: Online Exclusive

  • Expert Notes

“A big, rich and powerful red, with concentrated flavors of dark plum, kirsch, dark currant and dried mint that resonate with ripe Asian spice notes. Floral and hot stone accents fill the vibrant and juicy finish. Very suave. Drink now through 2022. 1,100 cases made.”
- 93 points Wine Spectator Kim Marcus, May 2016

“2012 was an unusually dry year. By the end of February, much of the Douro Valley was suffering from extremely dry conditions. The vines, though, adapted to the hydric stress by growing shorter shoots with fewer leaves which, when combined with the small number of bunches, reduced the need for water. This, together with summer temperatures a few degrees cooler than average, allowed the vines to remain active, with the grapes achieving good levels of phenolic ripeness and retaining an aromatic profile of great freshness and intensity.”
- Winemaker's Notes