2004 Taylor Vargellas Vinha Velha

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Re: 2004 Taylor Quinta de Vargellas Vinha Velha

Post by AHB » 08:26 Tue 10 May 2011

Still opaque. Modest violets and boysenberry on the nose. Slight hollowness on entry with huge levels of tannin and intense acidity. The tannins dominate with the fruit being quite light and late arriving. The aftertaste is modest and tannin dominated with some sweet black licorice. This port will need many years in the cellar before the tannins integrate. 87/100.

I was slightly disappointed with my experience with this wine on this occasion. This is the only vintage of VVV that I own. However, others were much more impressed with it than I was, so perhaps my palate was rather shot by the time I reached this wine (19 youthful ports in under an hour does test the palate!).
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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