2011 Taylor Vargellas Vinha Velha

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2011 Taylor Vargellas Vinha Velha

Post by AHB » 21:19 Sun 18 Aug 2013

Marzipan and dusty damsons on the nose. Pure fruit, initially lightweight, grows quickly with gentle tannins that gradually grip become dominant and very powerful. Long and dry fruity finish with plenty of tannins. Big and impressively balanced. 94-96. Tasted over 1-4 days as part of the extended 2011 tasting.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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