1991 Taylor Vargellas

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1991 Taylor Vargellas

Post by jdaw1 » 15:12 Thu 05 Dec 2019

A horizontal of 1991s, some Vintage, some Single-Quinta, on Monday 9th December 2019, at The Boot & Flogger, as arranged by GEAG.

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Re: 1991 Taylor Vargellas

Post by flash_uk » 00:01 Mon 09 Dec 2019

Double decanted at 2030 the previous evening. All seems well.

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Re: 1991 Taylor Vargellas

Post by jdaw1 » 19:52 Mon 09 Dec 2019

TV91. Dark dark red, 90% opaque. Dark plum, closed, dry. Might end up as excellent, might not, but needs another decade in the cellar before which can be known.

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Re: 1991 Taylor Vargellas

Post by winesecretary » 16:47 Tue 10 Dec 2019

Very dark red, 90% opaque. Nose a bit dumb. Really, really attractive red-fruited port. Drinkable now but still very youthful.

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Re: 1991 Taylor Vargellas

Post by nac » 13:14 Wed 11 Dec 2019

Very dark. Some fruit, but not much development on the nose. Palate - lots of fruit, good balance, nice tannin.
Liked this.

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Re: 1991 Taylor Vargellas

Post by NickA » 14:32 Mon 16 Dec 2019

My history with this port perhaps colours my impression on the night.

I am 11 out of 12 down and the biggest impression is alcohol and a hardness that doesn't budge and not really ticking much for me on the pleasure scale.

This bottle showed some of the firmness but not so obvious on the alcohol scale that mine do. I can see why it won lots of votes but my judgement is reserved.

I recall a Taylor Fladgate tasting where they admited poor quality spirit effecting Taylor. Something they got right beginning 2000s. I suspect this is what was going on with my bottles and possibly still leaves a heavy impression in others...

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