Taylor Fladgate Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Port 2005

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Nuanced and firm as a young Vargellas should be, this '95 has true vintage quality. It's deeply concentrated and quite dry, with a dark fruit chara... Read more

A big, voluptuous wine - decadence in a bottle. Sports a brilliant magenta, purple color and intense aromas of plums and berries with hints of flow... Read more

Opaque blackish hue with a ruby purple rim. Moderately full-bodied. Balanced acidity. Highly extracted. Moderately tannic. Black fruits, licorice, ... Read more

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External Review
Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
11/19/2011

Nuanced and firm as a young Vargellas should be, this '95 has true vintage quality. It's deeply concentrated and quite dry, with a dark fruit character completely wound up in the tart acidity and smooth, bitter chocolate tannins. the length of flavor and the potent structure show this to be more of a long-term wine than most of what '95 has to offer. it should be at its best between ten and twenty years from the vintage.


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Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
11/19/2011

A big, voluptuous wine - decadence in a bottle. Sports a brilliant magenta, purple color and intense aromas of plums and berries with hints of flowers. It's medium- to full-bodied, with chunky, velvety-tannin mouthfeel and a long aftertaste of chocolate and fruit. Lovely.


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Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
11/19/2011

Opaque blackish hue with a ruby purple rim. Moderately full-bodied. Balanced acidity. Highly extracted. Moderately tannic. Black fruits, licorice, lacquer. Quite aromatic with a flavorful, fruit-accented palate feel. Somewhat lighter in style, though still quite rich, this wine should be quite approachable on 10 years or so.


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Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
11/19/2011

Fruity, lacking the power of some vintages of Vargellas, but more than making up with richness, sweetness and delicious violet perfumes. There is some cranberry jelly flavor, an edge of dryness and firmness in the fruit, but it's more about ripeness.


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Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
11/19/2011

Black and smoky, this vintage from the arid steeps of Vargellas locks its sweet purple fruit behind austere tannin. There's suppleness in the room beyond, and a range of intriguing spices that seems to derive from the tannins of the Douro's otherworldly grapes. Long and intense, this needs 12 to 15 years to mellow.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
11/19/2011

Nuanced and firm as a young Vargellas should be, this '95 has true vintage quality. It's deeply concentrated and quite dry, with a dark fruit character completely wound up in the tart acidity and smooth, bitter chocolate tannins. the length of flavor and the potent structure show this to be more of a long-term wine than most of what '95 has to offer. it should be at its best between ten and twenty years from the vintage.


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Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
11/19/2011

Following on the heels of this winery's stellar 1994, which shared honors as Wine of the Year in 1997, is this single-quinta vintage Port from Taylor Fladgate's excellent Vargellas vineyard.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Quinta de Vargellas vintage ports are one of a small handful of single estate ports to have achieved the stature and reputation of the great 'declared' vintages and to be traded regularly at auction. Still as prized today as they were over 180 years ago, these distinctive wines are one of the longest established of all single estate ports.

Quinta de Vargellas vintage ports are one of a small handful of single estate ports to have achieved the stature and reputation of the great 'declared' vintages and to be traded regularly at auction. Still as prized today as they were over 180 years ago, these distinctive wines are one of the longest established of all single estate ports.

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