2000 Taylor Vargellas Vinha Velha

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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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2000 Quinta de Vargellas Vinha Velha vintage port

Post by AHB » 11:25 Wed 24 Dec 2008

Deep red and opaque centre. Absolutely nothing on the nose. Very sweet entry, which immediately dries out as the strong tannins come through. Aeration only shows more tannin but always with the cherry juice flavours trying to fight their way to the front of the wine. Impressive, delicious now but likely to be a beauty in a few decades. Finishes with an enourmous aftertaste which leaves the cheeks dry , the lips sticky and the mouth watering from the fruit and acidity. Huge. 94/100. Tasted 27/11/08.
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Re: 2000 Quinta de Vargellas Vinha Velha vintage port

Post by Axel P » 21:41 Tue 30 Dec 2008

Good to hear, just got a bottle.

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Re: 2000 Quinta de Vargellas Vinha Velha vintage port

Post by uncle tom » 00:10 Wed 31 Dec 2008

Also good to hear - got a dozen :D

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