1967 Taylor Vargellas

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benread
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1967 Taylors Quinta de Vargellas

Post by benread » 20:05 Wed 20 Aug 2008

Shared with Derek and Christopher at a small offline 19th August in the "office" at TCP. Decanted around 5.30pm (believed) and consumed from around +2 to +5 hours. In our defence it was 1 of 3 bottles so we were not slacking!

This was quite fiery and hot to start, with an almost tawny edge to the pale red colour. Not much fruit on the noise but a very enjoyable wine. In my opinion, slightly weaker than the Grahams 77 that we tasted alongside, but not much. It opened up a lot as time wore on suggesting it needed a longer decanting time.

To sum it up for me, I am not too unhappy at having another one of these still, just not sure how long it will last!

No doubt Derek will share his thoughts!
Ben
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Re: 1967 Taylors Quinta de Vargellas

Post by DRT » 23:21 Wed 20 Aug 2008

This was a very enjoyable bottle and was holding up very well for a 41 year old SQVP. It was, as Ben says, a little firey at first but nothing overpowering and it did seem to blow off as the night went on. Quite light in the mouth but very smooth and drinkable. I think I remember this being a delicious as an accompanyment to the chocolate pudding.

Thanks to Ben for dringing this along.

Derek
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Re: 1967 Taylors Quinta de Vargellas

Post by Andy Velebil » 01:57 Thu 21 Aug 2008

I've had 2 or 3 bottles of this in the past year or so and all have been quite hot and like you described. I think its best days are behind it and its time to drink up as they won't get any better.

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