Taylors Quinta de Vargellas 2002 20.5% 75cl
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Quinta de Vargellas is arguably the most renowned and prestigious estate in the Douro Valley. The reputation of its wines dates back to the 1820s. Quinta is the Portuguese for a farm or estate.
Since its purchase by Taylors over a century ago, the wines of Vargellas have formed the backbone of the legendary Taylors vintage ports. In certain years, however, when a Taylor Vintage is not declared, the best wine of Vargellas has traditionally been bottled as a single-Quinta vintage port.
These elegant, scented vintages were initially bottled for the partners own cellar.
However Taylors was later to become the earliest shipper to develop a market for this increasingly important category of vintage port. Released when ready to drink, Quinta de Vargellas offers an exceptional opportunity to buy top-flight vintage ports at a very reasonable price.
Inky, almost purple-black in colour, the nose is very fragrant and perfumed with atractive scents of violets and cedarwood. The palate is full, soft and velvety with rich cedar and spice flavours. Good concentration with well balanced fruit and tannins and a delicious long finish.
Blend of Grapes
A Blend of Touriga Nacional,
Touriga Francesa, Tinta Roriz,
Tinta Barroca, Tinta Co &