1996 Taylor Vargellas

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AHB
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1996 Quinta de Vargellas vintage port

Post by AHB » 18:07 Sat 29 May 2010

Deep red colour, right into the rim. Marmite on the nose; raisins and rubber. Soft tannins in the mouth, restraied fruit showing some of the beef stock of heat. Good levels of fruit and plenty of interest. Sweet and fruity aftertaste; quite big and with good length. Needs at least another 10 years. 91/100. Drunk 26 May 2010 after 24 hours decanting.
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