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2009 Taylor Quinta de Vargellas Vinha Velha

Posted: 16:49 Sat 07 May 2011
by jdaw1

Re: 2009 Taylor Quinta de Vargellas Vinha Velha

Posted: 08:23 Tue 10 May 2011
by AHB
Slightly lighter in colour on the rim that the other Taylor Fladgate ports from 2009. Very closed on the nose, showing very faint blackcurrants and rose petal perfume. Lovely texture on the palate - sweet fruit right from the start but with intense tannins lurking just out of sight. The tannins surge forward after a few moments and try to dominate the palate. The fruit is pure, ripe and incredibly perfumed and eventually wins the fight with the tannins. The aftertaste is dominated by black pepper heat and mild coffee tannins with over-ripe blackberries on the very long finish. This is a very complete wine on the palate with huge levels of pure fruit and tannins to match. 92-94