Taylors Vargellas 2012 75cl with Cheeseboard in wooden gift box

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Country Portugal
Region Douro
Brand Taylors
Grape Variety Port Blend
Size 75cl
ABV 20% approx
Closure Type Stopper
Vintage 2012
Maturity Drink Now
Style Floral and Vibrant
Food Match Rich dark chocolate or mature and blue cheeses

The nose is fine and delicate, pure woodland fruit aromas combining with notes of wild herbs and gum cistus and discreet hints of vanilla.  The floral scents which are the hallmark of Vargellas are in evidence, the characteristic violet fragrances combining with delicate blossom and wild herb notes.  

A current of very clean, vibrant berry fruit flavour flows through the palate from start to finish.  Typically lean, wiry tannins emerge on the mid-palate and provide plenty of grip and an attractive touch of austerity.   A wonderfully fine and harmonious vintage port, with every element in its place.

Enjoy this bottle presented with a Taylors limited edition cheeseboard in wooden gift box.

Limited stock of this product - please call if you would like a larger quantity for corporate gifts.

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.


From Taylor’s Managing Director, Adrian Bridge:  "I am delighted to say that we will be making a limited bottling of 2012 Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Port.  The 2012 is showing the wonderfully pure, vibrant fruit which often results from a cool ripening season and displays all the elegance and poise which we associate with Vargellas Vintage Ports.”  He added:  "The wine will be released in time for the year end and we already have strong expressions of interest from the trade.”  
Taylor’s wine maker David Guimaraens noted: "The Vargellas 2012 has an attractive crisp acidity and expresses the Vargellas terroir with great precision.” 
We are extremely lucky at Saxtys Wines to have been able to purchase an allocation of this exceptional limited release port for the UK market. 
Country Of Origin: Portugal

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