1972 Taylor Vargellas

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benread
Martinez 1985
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1972 Quinta de Vargellas

Post by benread » 22:31 Mon 23 Mar 2009

Drunk as part of the Vargellathon - a tasting of Taylor's Quinta de Vargellas port from 1964 to 1996. Held at The Crusting Pipeon Tuesday 24th March 2009.

Bottle kindly adopted and supplied by Ghandhi
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Re: 1972 Quinta de Vargellas

Post by uncle tom » 12:17 Tue 24 Mar 2009

Decanted 11.00 24/3

Horizontally branded cork which broke. Average amount of lumpy sediment. Light nose, quite pale, but the dregs tasted very nice.

Returned to original bottle after rinsing, and re-corked.

Tom
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Re: 1972 Quinta de Vargellas

Post by DRT » 01:32 Fri 27 Mar 2009

Very dark. Harsh spirity nose. A nice drinking wine with a good weight and a burnt sugar finish.
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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1972 Quinta de Vargellas

Post by AHB » 01:11 Sat 28 Mar 2009

Light in colour, pale centre, clearly fully mature. Quite empty on the nose, smelling of slightly mouldy or damp raspberries, described by some as cabbage. Sweet but rustic on the nose and a complete contrast in the mouth, where it is refined and structured. Good balance, if a little on the simple side. Much better than the nose woudl lead you to expect. Slightly harsh on the back of the throat, but once this harshness fades this leaves a tannic dryness that is quite enjoyable. 84/100. Drunk 24 March 2009.
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Re: 1972 Quinta de Vargellas

Post by uncle tom » 20:10 Sun 29 Mar 2009

I'm wondering if Derek got his glasses muddled here, as I have this down as being easily the palest of them all.

A nicely composed, if lightweight wine; but a clear candidate for a 'drink up' flag on my cellar list (I have three bottles left)

Tom
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly - W.S. Churchill

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