The overall blend is exceptionally structured,
with complex layered aromas. Themout is
long, opulent and dry with very clean,
balanced acidity in contrast to the Vesuvio
Vintage blend, which is sweeter and softer.
These wines can be drunk young by those
who enjoy a more fruit driven style, but will
also age superbly over the decades to come.
"Intense blackberry, spice and stem aromas turn slightly floral. Full-bodied and medium sweet, with wonderfully integrated tannins and a finish of black pepper and spice. Beautifully balanced, with gorgeous fruit. A new small-production, single-vineyard Port from Vesuvio, one of the great Port estates of the Douro Valley. Best after 2020. 250 cases made. "
"From a parcel of old vines around the quinta chapel, this is a stunning wine. It has all the opulence we expect from Vesuvio, along with a density that is rare in this vintage. The tannins are there, but are equalled by the toffee, ripe fruit, figs, sweet chocolate. The whole wine is lightened by acidity, but will obviously age."
"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."
The Wine Advocate