1991 Taylor Vargellas

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benread
Martinez 1985
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1991 Taylor's Quinta de Vargellas

Post by benread » 22:37 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 WS1
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Re: 1991 Taylor's Quinta de Vargellas

Post by DRT » 10:12 Fri 27 Mar 2009

Very dark, almost black. A raw young smell. Nice weight but fell away very quickly into nothing. No finish to speak of. Others suggested that this was a fine example of a VP that is completely closed down. I hope they are right as the colour, nose and initial mouthfeel suggest that this could be a great wine for the long haul.
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Re: 1991 Taylor's Quinta de Vargellas

Post by AHB » 08:12 Sat 28 Mar 2009

Deep, dark red. Completely opaque. A nose full of sweet violets, of seaside pine trees and blueberries on the hill. The blueberries come through very strongly on the palate, with a surplus of fruit over tannins but there is never any doubt that the tannins are in this wine. Big in the mouth, but a much smaller aftertaste than is expected. 86/100. Drunk 24 March 2009.
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Re: 1991 Taylor's Quinta de Vargellas

Post by uncle tom » 19:48 Sun 29 Mar 2009

The most concentrated wine of the night, and to me, a textbook example of what is meant by the term 'closed'.

At least another decade needed; probably more. Great prospects.

Tom
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