1965 Taylor Vargellas

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1965 Taylor Vargellas

Post by jdaw1 » 11:22 Tue 31 Mar 2015

On Tuesday 31st March 2015 we gathered in the Boot & Flogger for a tasting to say goodbye to Magnus, who is returning to Sweden. The theme was initially ‘Blind and informal’, to which DRT added some birthday 1965s.

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Re: 1965 Taylor Vargellas

Post by jdaw1 » 12:30 Wed 01 Apr 2015

TV65. Red-brown, 30% opaque. Very very acidic. Behind which is (or was) good Port, but the acidity too overwhelming for me.

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Re: 1965 Taylor Vargellas

Post by PopulusTremula » 11:12 Thu 02 Apr 2015

A slightly sour end note marred an otherwise very good port. Mature fruit, integrated components and a pretty flattering appearance could have made for a near magical experience had it not been for that end note imperfection.

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Re: 1965 Taylor Vargellas

Post by DRT » 21:36 Thu 02 Apr 2015

I think I have now had this four times and can say with some certainty that it is the weakest wine of those that were released from this vintage. It is marginally better than Sandeman, but I think that was a very small private bottling.

The Taylor was thin and lacking substance.

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Re: 1965 Taylor Vargellas

Post by flash_uk » 16:41 Mon 27 Apr 2015

40% opacity, brown, yellow, dull rim. Sweet and heat! I quite liked this, but not a belter.

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Re: 1965 Taylor Vargellas

Post by AHB » 12:15 Sat 02 May 2015

Bronze in colour, slightly hazy and with an orange coloured rim. Faint toffee on the nose, swirling just releases some harsh tones of higher alcohols. Pleasantly soft on the palate, sweet and caramel-like. There is little fruit and the overall impression is of a port that is hollow and empty except for the caramel flavours. Harshness comes through on the late palate, and plenty of heat. The aftertaste is hot and dry and preceeds a tingling finish. The finish is dry, full of bitter green tannins and caramel. Not a bottle in good condition. 83/100.

Surprisingly less good than the Malvedos.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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