1961 Taylor Vargellas

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1961 Taylor Quinta de Vargellas

Post by DRT » 23:50 Tue 26 Jul 2011

Tasted at this event on 19th July 2011.

My brief tasting note reads:

"Vinegar nose - oranges - dry finish"

This wine wasn't good and, if my memory serves me well, was not liked by the assembled masses.

I have a sample in the fridge which I will taste soon and report back on.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1961 Taylor Quinta de Vargellas

Post by DRT » 23:35 Fri 29 Jul 2011

The sample:

Lots of spirit on the nose - but a hint of prunes beneath. Quite volatile in the mouth - malt vinegar and lots of heat. The finish is the best of a bad bunch with this wine, lots of mint and quite long and warming but no fruit and a sickly sweetness on the end.

Strange stuff.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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