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Taylor's Quinta das Vargellas 2004 Vinhas Velhas

Taylor's Quinta das Vargellas 2004 Vinhas Velhas

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  • Country: Portugal
  • Region: Douro
  • Producer: Taylor's Port Wine
  • Type: Harbor
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  • Oenologist: David Guimaraens

98 points Robert Parker and 97 points from Wine Enthusiast

The 2003/2004 winter was very dry, recording only a third of the rain that occurred in the previous winter. The lack of water during the beginning of the growing season greatly reduced disease pressure. In July, the biggest concern was the possibility that the vineyards would not be able to ripen the grapes sufficiently due to the drastic water shortage.
The harvest stood out for its perfect weather conditions throughout the period. The young Port wines showed good structure, with very fresh aromas of wild fruits, a consequence of the cooler than normal maturation period.
Tasting Note:
Very concentrated wine with aromas of intense black fruit and dark dark chocolate. It gives the feeling of an immense, unsettling wine waiting to express itself. It completely fills your mouth – almost overwhelming in its intensity. Then, a selection of flavors strikes the senses – dark dark chocolate, ripe and rich black plum, cherries, blueberries and blackberry compote. The wine is chewy, meaty, full of punch. Although it has a great structure, the balance is finely adjusted and, therefore, the sensation is of a wine with enormous strength, but also with great delicacy and elegance. Flavors of cassis, blackberries, licorice and molasses tantalise the palate, with a finish that is deliciously and pleasantly long.
Wine Enthusiast, Best of 2007 – 97 Points
Bottled in July 2006, this wine remains deliciously open, displaying floral and violet scents intertwined with rich layers of plum and chocolate. Although the firm structure is evident, there is more than enough fruit to balance it out. A charming combination of power and elegance.

ABV: 20%

Bottle: 750 mL

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