1986 Taylor Vargellas

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AHB
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1986 Taylor Quinta de Vargellas vintage port

Post by AHB » 14:14 Tue 02 Feb 2010

Deep red, but centre just transparent. Roses and Turkish Delight on the nose. Smooth and balanced texture in the mouth , terrific balance between sweetness and structure. Tannins are fully integrated and the development and complexity is very impressive and delightfully complex. A little hot on the aftertaste, showing the tannins still in the wine. Huge length of cherries and pomegranites. A superb wine. 90/100. Drunk 1 Feb 2010 and the unanimous second favourite wine of the night.
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Re: 1986 Taylor Quinta de Vargellas vintage port

Post by jdaw1 » 18:21 Tue 09 Feb 2010

I failed to record appearance. Nose of cherry or strawberry. Huge. Lots of heat. Red fruit, very lovely. 80% full, medium length. Big, lovely. Later: pepper and spice and another word I can’t read that could be either ‟coffee” or ‟cognac”. Take your pick.

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Re: 1986 Taylor Quinta de Vargellas vintage port

Post by jdaw1 » 18:25 Tue 09 Feb 2010

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=32975#p32785]Here[/url] Chris Doty wrote:1986 Taylor Vargelles -- Quite a nice combination of walnuts and rose pedals on the nose. A bit lighter in the mouth than the Dow, but no slouch. Supple. Firm tannins still in place, with a bit of alcohol that suggests you can hold this guy for quite a few years still. While only two points lower than the Dow, a noticeable notch down in quality (IMHO). 89

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