1982 Taylor Vargellas

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benread
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1982 Taylor's Quinta de Vargellas

Post by benread » 22:34 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 Pipe on Tuesday 24th March 2009.

Bottle kindly supplied by AHB
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Re: 1982 Taylor's Quinta de Vargellas

Post by DRT » 01:51 Fri 27 Mar 2009

Dark red. My initial thought on putting my nose over this was "cola cubes" - I then detected what seemed to be a little VA. A thick entry quickly faded into a thin and quite bitter finish.

I voted this as my "Worst of the Night"
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: 1982 Taylor's Quinta de Vargellas

Post by AHB » 08:10 Sat 28 Mar 2009

Paler in colour than the 1978 shown alongside. Smelling oddly of stale coffee grindings. Simple and bland on the tongue; dry and showing little fruit. A lot of work in the mouth brings out some sweet redcurrants. The aftertaste lives up to the rest of the experience. Not a wine to seek out, although not offensive. 82/100. Drunk 24 March 2003.
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Re: 1982 Taylor's Quinta de Vargellas

Post by RonnieRoots » 12:03 Sat 28 Mar 2009

AHB wrote: Not a wine to seek out
Or maybe not a good bottle? I don't believe I ever had this port, but the 1982 Terra Feita was excellent.

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Re: 1982 Taylor's Quinta de Vargellas

Post by AHB » 21:43 Sat 28 Mar 2009

This is the only bottle of 1982 Vargellas that I have tried, so it is entirely possible that it was a poor bottle. If I get the chance to try another, I will do so.
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Re: 1982 Taylor's Quinta de Vargellas

Post by uncle tom » 19:37 Sun 29 Mar 2009

A rather feeble wne compared to the rest, a little bit weak, dry and fiery.

My least favoured wine of the night, but not by a mile.

A wine I neither own, nor will seek to acquire.

Tom
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