2001 Taylor Vargellas

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: 10975
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

2001 Taylor Vargellas

Post by AHB » 20:10 Thu 08 Jan 2015

By the glass, from a freshly opened bottle and drunk to accompany steak frites.

Deep red colour, no purple lustre but not yet showing any signs of bricking. Medium width transparent rim, otherwise opaque. Quite harsh on the nose, full of sour fresh blackcurrants and crushed sage leaves. Soft and smooth texture in the mouth. A nice elegance to the wine at first, but then the power comes through. Huge amounts of pepper wrapped around a fragrant and perfumed fruit. The powerful cracked black pepper dominates the aftertaste and early finish, but gives way to more of a black coffee and dark cherry finish of tremendous length. Great accompaniment to the steak! 89/100. Drunk 8/1/15
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

User avatar
DRT
Graham’s 1948
Posts: 14970
Joined: 23:51 Wed 20 Jun 2007
Location: Chesterfield, UK
Contact:

Re: 2001 Taylor Vargellas

Post by DRT » 01:17 Sun 11 Jan 2015

A TN from a different bottle of the same Port has been moved to a separate thread.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 0 guests