2007 Quinta do Vesuvio Capela

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2007 Quinta do Vesuvio Capela

Post by DRT » 01:14 Mon 22 Feb 2010

Tasted as part of a Vesuvio Vertical from 1989 to 2008 at The New Cavendish Club, London on 23rd February 2010.
*Please note that the 2008 Cask Sample was donated to this tasting by the Symington family before the final blend was complete so this may not accurately represent what the Vesuvio 2008 will be, should it be approved and declared later in 2010.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 2007 Quinta do Noval Capela

Post by RonnieRoots » 19:16 Mon 22 Feb 2010

You probably want to change the title of this post.

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Re: 2007 Quinta do Vesuvio Capela

Post by DRT » 19:18 Mon 22 Feb 2010

Thanks! :lol:
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: 2007 Quinta do Noval Capela

Post by Andy Velebil » 14:29 Tue 23 Feb 2010

RonnieRoots wrote:You probably want to change the title of this post.
I think he was sipping the "other" Port when he typed that....it's now 1330 and where are all the "quality control" TN's? :lol: :lol:

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Re: 2007 Quinta do Vesuvio Capela

Post by JacobH » 17:13 Tue 02 Mar 2010

Dark, again. Much less present on the nose than the normal '07. Surprisingly subtle on the palate with very few tannins. Subdued elegance which makes it extremely drinkable now. If this lasts to maturity it should be spectacular.
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Re: 2007 Quinta do Vesuvio Capela

Post by Chris Doty » 20:54 Tue 02 Mar 2010

More complex, more spirited, and more structured than the basic 2007. Johnny Syms says this is 30% more expensive -- which I thought sounded precisely appropriate given the step up in quality.

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Re: 2007 Quinta do Vesuvio Capela

Post by DRT » 01:22 Wed 03 Mar 2010

Floral nose. Quite aggressive with great levels of fruit and tannin. Not a lot of obvious acidity. This is the third time I have tasted the Capela 07 and it has gone from being a wine that initially appeared softer and lighter than the standard Vesuvio bottling to being the "bigger" wine of the two. It will be extremely interesting to see how this wine will develop in the years to come and even more interesting to see what happens to the brand and the evolution of the price differential for future vintages and in the secondray market. My guess is that the 30% differential quoted by Johnny will apear to be very good value in 5 years time :wink:
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Re: 2007 Quinta do Vesuvio Capela

Post by jdaw1 » 22:30 Tue 06 Apr 2010

VC07: So smooth. Heat mid-palate. Like ’94s, late-palate smaller than early- and mid-palate. Relative to the V07, fabulous now.

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