1950 Taylor Special Quinta

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Forum rules
Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Post Reply
User avatar
AHB
Fonseca 1970
Posts: 10939
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

1950 Taylor Special Quinta vintage port

Post by AHB » 17:05 Wed 18 Jul 2012

Believed by Adrian Bridge to have been the Vargellas 1950, labelled as "Special Quinta" before being labelled as "Vargellas" with the 1958 vintage. Bottled by Corney & Barrow. Deep amber colour, clearly mature and with a watery rim. Beautiful nose, elegant, attractive and very expressive. Thick texture, slightly soapy but with generous levels of fruit. Lots of black licorice, sweet and creamy. Very faint tannins. A touch of heat on the aftertaste and finish - long, bitter and black chocolate. Terrific elegance, but a port that is starting to fade slowly. 85/100. 13-Jun-12. Decanted 3 hours.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 4 guests