1978 Taylor Vargellas

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uncle tom
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1978 Taylor Vargellas

Post by uncle tom » 21:24 Wed 01 Aug 2007

Latest out of a stash of these that had an unusual pedigree - they spent most of their lives in Japan before being re-patriated to Christies for sale.

Cork integrity has been a bit of an issue with this lot, with most showing seepage signs, but with Derek's help, this is now the last of the damp ones, and I still have four to save for later...

Decanted two days ago this was sharp at first, and a bit lean. Now it is full, smooth, and luscious - I do pity those who never have the patience to let a decanter stand for a couple of days - they miss so much...

This bottle is not so obviously 'Vargellas' as previous ones, and at first sip I thought I caught a hint of corking - but no sign now.

A wine at perfect maturity..

..score 7-6

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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