The wines of Quinta de Vargellas traditionally form the ‘backbone’ of the Taylor Vintage Port blend. This outstanding estate, recognised as one of the world’s finest vineyards, was acquired by Taylor’s in 1893. It is best 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. 2009 was a year of very low yields, the small amount of fruit and the dry summer meant that musts from the old vines were even more concentrated than usual, showing very high levels of sugar, tannin and colour. The nose is quintessential Vargellas, powerful linear fruit, plum, black cherry and cassis set against a dark exotic background of rosewood and clove. On the palate the dense thickly textured tannins are coated with sumptuous fruit flavour giving the wine massive volume, weight and grip.
300 cases produced. Brooding, intense nose showing lively, spicy, rich blackberry and blackcurrant fruit.
Jamie Goode, Wineanorak.com
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