Taylor's Port, 2017
Vargellas Vinha Velha Vintage Port
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Description and Reviews:
*** 18.5/20 - Jancis ***
*** 96+/100 - Vinous ***
*** 18.5+/20 - Mayson ***
In addition to a classic Taylor’s Vintage, Taylor’s has announced that it will bottle a Vargellas Vinha Velha Vintage Port from the exceptional 2017 harvest. This will be only the eighth Vargellas Vinha Velha ever to be released and quantities are very limited. As usual, it is an extraordinary wine, a showcase of the old vines’ ability to deliver multiple layers and dimensions of aroma.”
Impenetrable ruby black core and narrow purple rim. As usual with the Vargellas Vinha Velha, the nose is beautifully balanced and complete, revealing multiple layers and dimensions of aroma as it opens up in the glass. The base is a coulis of dense, dark berries, with brambly woodland fruit, cassis and black cherry aromas. The voluptuous richness of the fruit is tempered by an attractive flinty, mineral edge and the discreet pungency of wild herbs and cedar wood. As the wine evolves, evocative aromas emerge, such as beeswax, leather and cigar box, like the unexpected resonances of an antique instrument. The palate is supported by thick granular tannins and is packed with dense black and red berry fruit flavour that rises in a crescendo on the finish. A wine of majestic scale and proof, if any were needed, that 2017 was an exceptional year for old vines.
1 x 75cl
Vintage Port, Vintage Port
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