Taylor’s Quinta de Vargellas 2001

Taylors Quinta de Vargellas, Vintage Port, Douro, Portugal, 2001

A traditionally foot-trodden wine, natural cork closure, 20.5%, about £35, widely available.

WSET style tasting note
Appearance – clear and bright, deep intensity ruby, showing distinct tears.

Nose – clean on the nose, with a pronounced intensity, developing, with aromas of sweet black fruit – blackcurrant, black berry and black cherry, black berried jam, raisins and sweet tobacco, a woody note and a whiff of smoke.

Palate – a medium sweet wine, with medium (+) acidity, smooth well-integrated medium (-) tannins, high alcohol, full-bodied, with a medium (+) intensity, with flavours of ripe black currant, black cherry and black berry, dried currants  and dark chocolate. A very long length with a smooth clean finish.

Quality – A very good quality wine, harmonious, with a balance between acidity and alcohol + sugars.  A concentrated wine with a good range of evolved aromas and flavours.   This wine has the concentration, balance and acidity to keep and continue to develop for a further 5-10 years.

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