Quinta do Vesuvio 2007 “Capela” Vintage Port: Tasting Notes

This page provides an overview of my notes on the Quinta do Vesuvio 2007 “Capela” Vintage Port. Apologies if the notes are brief (or non-existent); they are mainly recorded for my benefit with public distribution being a secondary priority!

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The Notes

Tasting 1

Notes: Dark. Massive, huge nose. Extremely sweet on the mouth though, like many other 07s, quite elegant and not particularly tannic.

Tasted at: TPF Vesuvio Tasting 22ii2010.

Rated*: P+

Tasting 2

Notes: Cask sample.

Tasted at: TPF 1966 v 1967 Tasting

No rating.

Tasting 3

Notes: 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.

Tasted at: TPF Vesuvio Tasting 22ii2010.

Rated*: C+

A Note on Ratings

My rating system attempts to answer the question “is this a good Port?” one of three ways: No; Possibly; or Certainly. Ports generally are rated against others of their category. Therefore, a Ruby Port which I rate as C for Certainly good, might not be as good as a Vintage Port which receives the same rating. I sometimes modify my rating with a plus or minus indicating that the Port is better or worse than might be expected for this category.


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