Taylor's, Quinta de Vargellas 'Vinha Velha', Port 2007

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SKU
102811

"Dark and brooding...Full-bodied and medium sweet, with a fabulous depth of fruit and layered ripe tannins. Goes on for minutes on the palate. Such finesse and elegance, yet also power." Wine Spectator

£180.00
Total £180.00
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Grape Blend Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca
Optimum Drinking 2020-2050
Winemaker David Guimaraens
Organic No
Reviewer Score 97
Reviewer Wine Spectator
SKU 102811

Of all the single vineyard Quinta ports, Vargellas Vinha Velha really stands out, especially in the great 2007 vintage. It was purchased in its original wooden cases.

Taylor's vintage Ports are renowned for their massive structure, concentration of flavour and distinctively masculine style. This great Port house is also renowned for being amongst the longest lived of all ports.

Taylor's, which remains an independent family-run business since its inception around 300 years ago, is also the market brand leader. It is one of the earliest shippers to acquire vineyards to produce the wine themselves, rather than merely buying from winemakers and then maturing it, thus ensuring a name synonymous with quality.

"The 2007 Vinha Velha retains a primal bouquet that opens nicely with scents of small dark cherries, crushed stone, strawberry preserve and fig jam that is well-defined and shows more composure than the regular Taylor's. The palate is medium-bodied, with fine tannins and layers of spicy black fruit with touches of clove and white pepper emerging in the elegant but intense finish. There is a slight austerity here that lends this Port class and breeding. This is designed for serious Port lovers." robertparker.com

"Dark and brooding, with blackberry, wet earth, spice and blueberry notes, turning to flowers. Full-bodied and medium sweet, with a fabulous depth of fruit and layered ripe tannins. Goes on for minutes on the palate. Such finesse and elegance, yet also power." Wine Spectator

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