- Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Extract tasting notes from TPF 4th Anniversary Virtual Tasting
RAYC wrote:Still a deep garnet...but not the impenetable darkness you sometimes get with lbvs...a bit of heat on the nose and then very grippy in the palate - hopefully will blow off and soften a bit once it has had more than 30 seconds in the decanter
RAYC wrote:really goood lip-smacking ainseed though. I do sometimes like it when port reminds me of a mouth full of black jacks
30 mins later
RAYC wrote:some dense brambly fruits and violets coming to the fore ...the ainseed giving way to chocolate a bit...still very chewy...this is a serious lbv - certainly on a par with the Warre lbvs I would say and certainly has more punch.
RAYC wrote:something in the finish of the Quevedo 04 lbv that reminds me of the Churchill 85.
I can well imagine mistaking for a VP if served blind.
Finished the remainder at D+24 hours, no formal notes other than to comment that I had marginally preferred it the previous evening. The sweet spot, i would guess, is somewhere inbetween.
I will try to get some more of this - if it can be found for under £15 (which is what i seem to recall paying), it is a veritable bargain.
a-la-Jancis - "Bravo!"