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Quinta de 2017 Vargellas Vinha Vela Port 3 x 75cl

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Quinta de Vargellas has a reputation as a source of the finest ports and typically forms the heart of the the Taylors vintage port blend. It is one of muscle, polish and sophistication. A wine of majestic scale and proof, if any were needed, that 2017 was an exceptional year for old vines.
This is an En Primeur wine and special conditions apply.
Vintage:
2017
Size:
6 x 75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesca, Tinto Cão, Tinta Roriz and Tinta Barroca
Style:
Sweet
Producer:
Region:
Country:
Portugal
Body:
Rich and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
2035- 2080
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£375.00
 

Taylor's Port

For many, Taylor’s is the archetypal Port house and its wines the quintessential Ports. Established over three centuries ago in 1692, Taylor’s is one of the oldest of the founding Port houses. It is dedicated entirely to the production of Port wine and in particular to its finest styles. Based in Oporto and the Douro Valley the company is closely involved in all stages of the production of its Ports, from the planting of the vineyard and the cultivation of the grapes to the making, ageing, blending and bottling of the wines. The family’s commitment to the future of Port is demonstrated in its single minded dedication to the highest standards in Port production, its continued investment in all aspects of the firm’s operations and its determination to preserve the unique environment of the Douro Valley through the promotion of sustainable and responsible viticulture.

Tasting Notes

Impenetrable ruby black core and narrow purple rim. As usual with the Vargellas Vinha Velha, the nose is beautifully balanced and complete, revealing multiple layers and dimensions of aroma as it opens up in the glass. The base is a coulis of dense, dark berries, with brambly woodland fruit, cassis and black cherry aromas. The voluptuous richness of the fruit is tempered by an attractive flinty, mineral edge and the discreet pungency of wild herbs and cedar wood. As the wine evolves, evocative aromas emerge, such as beeswax, leather and cigar box, like the unexpected resonances of an antique instrument. The palate is supported by thick granular tannins and is packed with dense black and red berry fruit flavour that rises in a crescendo on the finish.

Press Comments

Mark Squires, Wine Advocate, July 2019- 99, Neal Martin, vinous.com, June 2019- 96+, JancisRobinson.com Score: 18.5