Taylor's Port, 2015
Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Port, CASE OF 6x75cl bottles. Please allow 10 days for delivery
Description and Reviews:
Taylor’s has announced that it will bottle a Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Port from 2015. Announcing the release, Taylor’s Managing Director, Adrian Bridge, said: ‘The 2015 harvest has produced an excellent Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Port, showing all the balance and elegance that are the hallmarks of the property. Although the 2015’s are already expressive and appealing on the nose, they also have the structure and completeness to allow them to hold up extremely well in bottle.’ Taylor’s wine maker, David Guimaraens, commented: ‘The condition of the crop was exceptionally healthy throughout the 2015 harvest, although the dry year meant that yields were relatively low. One of the characteristics of the 2015’s is that they are relatively approachable but conceal very robust, well integrated tannins.’
This outstanding estate, recognised as one of the world’s finest vineyards, was acquired by Taylor in 1893, although its reputation as a source of the finest ports dates back to the 1820’s. Located in the remote eastern reaches of the Douro Valley, Vargellas is known for its elegant, scented wines, with their fine focused fruit and well integrated sinewy tannins. It is also known as a source of one of the rarest and most collectible vintage ports of all, Vargellas Vinha Velha, made in very small quantities from the produce of the oldest vines on the estate.
SCORES & TASTING NOTES
Deep ruby-black core with a narrow purple-red rim. A classic Vargellas nose, fine, elegant and poised with a linear surge of pure singing, woodland infused with a plummy freshness and hints of citrus and fresh quince. A subtle spiciness, with hints of nutmeg, anise and cacao, emerges from behind the fruit. The tell-tale Vargellas floral scent is more reminiscent of jasmine than the signature aura of violets and mingles with the minty, resiny notes of wild herbs. A discreet minerality provides an attractively firm edge. Typically of Vargellas, the palate is supported by taut, sinewy tannins and the grippy finish delivers a burst of clean, fresh berry fruit flavour. A very fine single-quinta Vintage Port, confident and in perfect balance.
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