1968 Taylor Vargellas

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JohninNYC
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1968 Taylor Vargellas SQVP

Post by JohninNYC » 15:26 Sun 18 Mar 2012

Pronounced flavors and aromas of plums, raspberries, blueberries, (Then also some cranberry, white chocolate, and vanilla bean when I revisited this wine)
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Glenn E.
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Re: 1968 Taylor Vargellas SQVP

Post by Glenn E. » 21:48 Mon 19 Mar 2012

Color: similar to the '69 but not quite as dark.

Nose: violets and sweet cherry. A little bit of alcohol/heat, but not so much that it intrudes.

Palate: good balance, good flavor. A little too close to cherry cough syrup, but not nearly that intense. Just a touch more tang would help balance the sweetness considerably, but it's significantly better here than in the older Ports in the lineup.

Score: 92+ points. Neck-and-neck with the '69, but to me just falls short. I feel like the '69 has more improvement left in it, while the '68 is probably pretty close to done. Both would make fantastic daily drinkers if they weren't so rare.
Glenn Elliott

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