- Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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- Joined: 22:09 Wed 20 Jun 2007
- Location: Sky Blue City, England
From the LBV Old and New - part 2
The cheapest bottle on show, having been bought for £5 from Asda a few years ago. So, unsurprisingly, wine of the night. A dark, thick looking wine with a slightly medicinal nose but not over-powering. Chewy dark fruits in the mouth, especially cherries. Far too young but genuinely enjoyable - better than many a VP.
Port is basically a red drink
- Graham’s 1948
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- Joined: 23:51 Wed 20 Jun 2007
- Location: Chesterfield, UK
Dark red. Red cherry nose. Very smooth entry with dark fruits, good tannins and not ready to drink. Needs at least 5 years.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"
Ernest H. Cockburn
- Fonseca 1970
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- Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
- Location: Berkshire, UK
Almost opaque, but not quite; a lovely deep red. Quite empty on the nose, but swirling releases some astringent blackcurrant. Empty initial impact on the mouth, but this grows into very fruity and surprsingly tannic blackcurrant beast. The blackcurrants dominate the aftertaste and fade to reveal sweet, dark chocolate. 86/100.
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