1995 Taylor Vargellas

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RonnieRoots
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1995 Taylor Vargellas

Post by RonnieRoots » 09:12 Thu 21 Jun 2007

Tasted June 2007:
Recent notes on how this is drinking, especially that from the folks from the Crusting Pipe offline, made me think we should try one of these, since we have a case. We've been to the Douro recently with friends and walked through the Vargellas vineyards, so it seemed apropriate to open one in their company.

Very dark colour, some blackberries and dark cherries on the nose but mostly closed. Lots of dark flavours; chocolate, dark cherries, blackberries and also some red berries. Medium sweetness gives a nice smooth mouthfeel and the moderate tannins provide a good backbone. Much more approachable than a couple of years ago. This is coming alon nicely, but I feel that the best is yet to come. I don't think this will reach the same level as the '91 or '87 but very good nonetheless. 90 points.

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