Deep ruby in color. On the nose showing a concentrated intensity of lifted aromas of brambly black fruits which develop into subtle mineral elements and notes of perfumed sweet honeysuckle. On the palate, the wine is concentrated and rich, without being overwhelming, a blend of power and elegance. The opulent and intense raspberry and dark plum flavors are perfectly integrated with the toasty vanilla of the oak and follows through to a backbone of sweet refined tannins and a long seamless finish. A wine of great pedigree.
A powerful, full-bodied red from Portugal, oozing with kirsch, dark plum and dark cherry flavors that are flanked by concentrated dark chocolate, bourbon and tobacco leaf flavors. The long finish features rich spice and smoke notes. Tempting now. Best from 2010 through 2015. 1,000 cases made.
Although historical records mention Vesuvio as early as 1565 it was primarily under the auspices of the Douro's redoubtable widow, Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, that this vineyard estate acquired its legendary reputation. The estate's industrious founder was her husband who from 1820 began the ambitious task of planting the vineyard.
This gargantuan enterprise involving the shaping and construction of terraces on the intractable slopes and the planting of hundreds of thousands of vines took his... View More