Quinta do Vesuvio

About Quinta do Vesuvio

Quinta do Vesuvio is unquestionably the single greatest "Quinta" in the Douro region. Spanning a vast 400 hectares in its entirety, around a quarter of this is planted with some of the finest and eldest vines in Portugal. 

 

The story of Douro's "First Growth" began in 1823 with the vision of Antonio Bernardo Ferreira to create a vineyard the likes of which the Douro had never seen. In addition to the hundreds of terraces and thousands of vines, Ferreira built a magnificent adega (winery) which still stands to this day.

 

Producing its first wines some 3 years later when all requisite projects were completed, Quinta do Vesuvio rapidly became known as the undisputed king of the Douro, and a very strong challenger for the greatest Port producer in the country. It is a measure of the estate that not only does it release nothing but vintage Port, Quinta do Vesuvio will often produce stunning wines in years that are not declared by other houses.

 

The Winemaking

The Symington Group purchased Qunita do Vesuvio in 1989, and their investment has seen the estate maintain its reputation for unrivalled excellence whilst modernising with the best techniques and vineyard management. Not wholly disregarding of time-honoured techniques, the fruit of this mythical estate is trodden by foot in stone lageres - the method of choice still amongst all the greatest houses.

 

Despite the size of the vineyard here, the dramatically dry and hot conditions mean the vines are remarkably low yielding. Quantity is, quite rightly, sacrificed for titanic concentration, finesse and depth.

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Prices: In Bond Inc. VAT
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Quinta do Vesuvio 1989 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £820.80
1989

Quinta do Vesuvio 1989 (12x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 28 Aug 2021

Porto 12x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £820.80
Quinta do Vesuvio 1992 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £390.00
1992

Quinta do Vesuvio 1992 (6x75cl)

Wine Spectator (94)

Fabulous Vesuvio, best ever; better than remembered and improving all the time. Amazing wet earth and ripe fruit character; full in body and very sleek, offering hard tannins and fresh flavors. Needs time to round off its rough edges; try in 2003. 2,000 cases made.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Aug 2021

Porto 6x75cl 1 94 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £390.00
Quinta do Vesuvio 1995 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £439.02
1995

Quinta do Vesuvio 1995 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 29 Aug 2021

Porto 6x75cl 2 - Inc. VAT: £439.02
Quinta do Vesuvio 1997 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £374.40
1997

Quinta do Vesuvio 1997 (6x75cl)

Wine Spectator (90)

A fresh and dark Port, with lovely floral, berry and cherry aromas. Full-bodied, medium-sweet, with a firm backbone of tannins and plum and tobacco on the finish. Best after 2007.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Aug 2021

Porto 6x75cl 2 90 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £374.40
Quinta do Vesuvio 2004 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £411.42
2004

Quinta do Vesuvio 2004 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 29 Aug 2021

Porto 6x75cl 2 - Inc. VAT: £411.42
Quinta do Vesuvio 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £395.82
2016

Quinta do Vesuvio 2016 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

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.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Aug 2021

Porto 6x75cl 3 96 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £395.82
Quinta do Vesuvio 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £417.42
2017

Quinta do Vesuvio 2017 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97-99)

The 2017 Vintage Port is a blend of 33% Touriga Nacional, 35% Touriga Franca, 15% Sousão and 12% Alicante Bouschet, plus miscellaneous others filling out the blend. This was bottled about a month before tasting after 18 months in seasoned vats, but the just-bottled sample was not really ready. This was instead a pre-bottling sample. It comes in with 115 grams of residual sugar. Very fresh, it also has luscious fruit, vivid fruit flavor and big power underneath. It coats the palate and is one of the fleshiest of the wines in the Symington stable this issue, but its best feature is the delightfully juicy finish. It's delicious, long and kind of spectacular. Tight, it also demonstrated the ability to expand in the glass. Then, it showed off the pure power. The combination of lots of fruit, lots of power and endless flavor to go with the endless finish mean that this is a rather stunning follow-up to recent vintages. It is going to need some time. I did (again) like the Capela, its sibling this issue, better—I tend to lean toward structure more than fruitiness—but at half the price, I and other bargain hunters might be content here. Stylistically, this certainly has plenty of virtues of its own, and it will likely be accessible a bit earlier.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Aug 2021

Porto 6x75cl 4 97-99 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £417.42
Quinta do Vesuvio Capela 2007 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £321.51
2007

Quinta do Vesuvio Capela 2007 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (92)

The 2007 Quinta do Vesuvio Capela offers a very similar personality with a bit more of everything, depth, concentration, extract, and succulence. It, too, will offer pleasure through 2040.
Delivery to Storage from 14 Aug 2021

Porto 3x75cl 13 92 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £321.51
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Quinta do Vesuvio 1989 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £684.00
1989

Quinta do Vesuvio 1989 (12x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 28 Aug 2021

Porto 12x75cl 1 - In Bond: £684.00
Quinta do Vesuvio 1992 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £325.00
1992

Quinta do Vesuvio 1992 (6x75cl)

Wine Spectator (94)

Fabulous Vesuvio, best ever; better than remembered and improving all the time. Amazing wet earth and ripe fruit character; full in body and very sleek, offering hard tannins and fresh flavors. Needs time to round off its rough edges; try in 2003. 2,000 cases made.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Aug 2021

Porto 6x75cl 1 94 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £325.00
Quinta do Vesuvio 1995 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £348.00
1995

Quinta do Vesuvio 1995 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 29 Aug 2021

Porto 6x75cl 2 - In Bond: £348.00
Quinta do Vesuvio 1997 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £312.00
1997

Quinta do Vesuvio 1997 (6x75cl)

Wine Spectator (90)

A fresh and dark Port, with lovely floral, berry and cherry aromas. Full-bodied, medium-sweet, with a firm backbone of tannins and plum and tobacco on the finish. Best after 2007.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Aug 2021

Porto 6x75cl 2 90 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £312.00
Quinta do Vesuvio 2004 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £325.00
2004

Quinta do Vesuvio 2004 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 29 Aug 2021

Porto 6x75cl 2 - In Bond: £325.00
Quinta do Vesuvio 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £312.00
2016

Quinta do Vesuvio 2016 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

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.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Aug 2021

Porto 6x75cl 3 96 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £312.00
Quinta do Vesuvio 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £330.00
2017

Quinta do Vesuvio 2017 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97-99)

The 2017 Vintage Port is a blend of 33% Touriga Nacional, 35% Touriga Franca, 15% Sousão and 12% Alicante Bouschet, plus miscellaneous others filling out the blend. This was bottled about a month before tasting after 18 months in seasoned vats, but the just-bottled sample was not really ready. This was instead a pre-bottling sample. It comes in with 115 grams of residual sugar. Very fresh, it also has luscious fruit, vivid fruit flavor and big power underneath. It coats the palate and is one of the fleshiest of the wines in the Symington stable this issue, but its best feature is the delightfully juicy finish. It's delicious, long and kind of spectacular. Tight, it also demonstrated the ability to expand in the glass. Then, it showed off the pure power. The combination of lots of fruit, lots of power and endless flavor to go with the endless finish mean that this is a rather stunning follow-up to recent vintages. It is going to need some time. I did (again) like the Capela, its sibling this issue, better—I tend to lean toward structure more than fruitiness—but at half the price, I and other bargain hunters might be content here. Stylistically, this certainly has plenty of virtues of its own, and it will likely be accessible a bit earlier.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Aug 2021

Porto 6x75cl 4 97-99 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £330.00
Quinta do Vesuvio Capela 2007 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £259.00
2007

Quinta do Vesuvio Capela 2007 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (92)

The 2007 Quinta do Vesuvio Capela offers a very similar personality with a bit more of everything, depth, concentration, extract, and succulence. It, too, will offer pleasure through 2040.
Delivery to Storage from 14 Aug 2021

Porto 3x75cl 13 92 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £259.00

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