1998 Taylor Vargellas

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Conky
Fonseca 1980
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1998 Taylor's Quinta De Vargellas

Post by Conky » 22:08 Mon 05 May 2008

Very Clean. Cork came out intact and new. Sediment was fine and only came out right at the end. Smell of blackcurrent but not room filling.
First taste, and its 'clean'. I'm not sure what that means myself. Nothing unusual, not much substance. Light and refreshing. A hint of Tannins, but not overpowering. Mouthfeel is ok, but not creamy. This is going to be pleasant, but probably needs 30 years to become structured and cultured.
I'm enjoying it, but a tad guilty about killing a young one off.
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DRT
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Post by DRT » 22:23 Mon 05 May 2008

Don't feel guilty, now you know what you need to do with the other 5 bottles :wink:

Try to save some for tomorrow as it might show better after some air.

Derek
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Post by Conky » 22:29 Mon 05 May 2008

You're right of course, best stored away. But I'm buggered if I'm leaving them until I'm 75! My lot dont live that long. Does Noel Edmonds still do SwapShop?

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Post by DRT » 22:34 Mon 05 May 2008

Conky wrote:You're right of course, best stored away. But I'm buggered if I'm leaving them until I'm 75! My lot dont live that long. Does Noel Edmonds still do SwapShop?
No. But someone here might. How much did you pay for them?
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Post by Conky » 22:39 Mon 05 May 2008

I'm only joshing. They'll do for emergencies. They were dirt cheap. remember all those web-vouchers I told you about with Tesco's. I think it was around £8 a bottle. You paid a bit more and got more, but used the same vouchers.

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Post by DRT » 22:44 Mon 05 May 2008

Conky wrote:They'll do for emergencies.
Child killer :lol: :lol:
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Post by Conky » 07:24 Tue 06 May 2008

Although I double muslined it, I noticed a small swirl of very fine sediment in the glass. Didn't stop me drinking it, or affect the taste. Just surprising. More than half a bottle left for tonight.

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KillerB
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Post by KillerB » 16:25 Tue 06 May 2008

I've got half a dozen of these as well. They have been positioned where they are not easily accessible and they are going to stay there for some considerable time.
Port is basically a red drink

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Post by Conky » 23:26 Sun 11 May 2008

Having one of the last glasses of this Port, tonight. Still pleasant, but with a dry aftertaste that isn't pleasurable. Also getting a hint of pepper.

87/100

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benread
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Post by benread » 14:09 Thu 15 May 2008

Just decanted one for tonight! How will about 8 hours affect it I wonder?
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Andy Velebil
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Post by Andy Velebil » 14:26 Thu 15 May 2008

Conky,
You feeling alright...killing a youngling and posting a score. :P

Guys,
QUICK ~ go pick him up and take him to the doctor, he is obviously quite sick at the moment and should have no more port until an exam is conducted :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by benread » 16:28 Sat 17 May 2008

A few days late but did consume this on Thursday night, with a group of grateful college colleagues. Whilst not considering myself an expert I can see why others have suggested this is still on the young side. It was quite spicy but enjoyable.

I am not however sure if I will have the patience to keep the other 2 bottles long term!
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