Taylors Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Port 2015 75cl

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Country Portugal
Port Type Vintage Port
Region Douro
Brand Taylors
Grape Variety Port Blend
Size 75cl
ABV 20.0%
Closure Type Cork
Vintage 2015
Maturity Can be drunk now but will be at its best after laying down from 2019 - 2034
Food Match Blue cheese boards and walnuts
Style Full, balanced and fresh

Single-vineyard Taylors Vintage Port, produced from grapes grown at Quinta de Vargellas, a vineyard regarded as the spine of the Taylors blend. This wine is made in very small quantities, in only the very best years, with only a handful of vintages released so far.

Core black red with a thin purple halo. On the nose it presents itself as a classic Vargellas, balanced and elegant, with pure aromas of forest fruits and fresh plums, with a touch of citrus and quince. Subtle notes of spice - nutmeg, anise and cocoa - stand out through the fruit. To the typical floral character of Vargellas, reminding more jasmine than the characteristic aura of violets, are associated resinous notes and mentoladas of wild herbs. A discreet minerality gives it a firm finish. The palate reveals tight, muscled tannins and ends in an explosion of flavours to fresh berries. An elegant Vintage Single Quinta secure and perfectly balanced.

Highly collectable and eminently drinkable, though maybe not just yet.

Country Of Origin: Portugal

Quinta de Vargellas is pre-eminent among the wine estates of the Douro. Located in the wild and hilly eastern reaches of the Douro valley, it has been prized as a source of the finest Port wines since the 1820s. Today it ranks among the great vineyards of the world.

In years when a Taylor’s Vintage is not declared, the decision may be taken to bottle a Single Quinta Vintage Port. This is made entirely from grapes grown on the Vargellas property and bears the name of the estate on the label. A Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Port is generally more early maturing than the declared Taylor’s Vintages.Often quite approachable when young, they will nevertheless mature well for many years if laid down.

The elegant and scented Port wines of Quinta de Vargellas are the most reputed Single Quinta Vintages. Regarded as more prestigious and collectable than many shippers’ declared Vintages, they often appear for sale at auction. Like a declared Vintage, a Quinta de Vargellas Single Quinta Vintage Port is released soon after bottling. However, some of the Port wine is generally kept back to be offered for sale when approaching drinking age. They are exceptional value for money.

Country Of Origin: Portugal

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