2016 Quinta do Vesuvio Capela

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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2016 Quinta do Vesuvio Capela

Post by AHB » 20:40 Tue 09 Oct 2018

Another intense and deep wine at the tasting showing little on the nose. Less intense on the palate than the full Vesuvio blend but with much more grip and greater complexity. The tannins show up very strongly on the late palate, which demonstrates a great balance. The finish is intense; deep, sweet, rich and powerful. 92-94.

Tasted 12 September 2018.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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Doggett
Warre’s Otima 10 year old Tawny
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Re: 2016 Quinta do Vesuvio Capela

Post by Doggett » 14:37 Sun 04 Nov 2018

VC16 Deep Ruby Red. Very slight purple tinge to the rim, more so than the standard Vesuvio. Softer on the nose than the standard release but a much richer and complex palate. Very silky smooth, rich, sweet but with wonderful balance and lots of red and black fruit showing. My WOTN. It really was delicious, with a wonderful texture, together with a very long finish. The structure was there, the fruit was there and the balance spot on. If I had the money to invest, I believe this will show wonderfully in the next 25-100 years.
96 Points

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