Taylor's Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Sweet Wine Port 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

This is a single quinta wine, made in exactly the same way as Taylor`s Vintage Port, but using only the grapes from this individual property, trodden on the estate. Only small quantities are made, and only in very good years. Many experts believe Taylor`s Single Quinta Vintage Ports to be better than other companies declared years. The name of Taylor`s is more of an assurance than the year.Taylor`s has owned the beautiful estate of Vargellas for over a century, and it is acknowledged as one of the great vineyards of the world. It has the highest percentage of old vines of any quinta in the Douro, 60% being over 75 years old. Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Ports are ready to drink from ten years, but will go on developing for another twenty years or so - almost as long as Taylors declared Vintages.

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Taylor Fladgate:
Taylor Fladgate is the only Port wine shipper to remain completely independent throughout its 310 year history. It is still a family run company producing the highest quality Port wines that continue to fetch a premium at auction. Taylor Fladgate is distributed in over 54 countries around the world. Taylor Fladgate has won prestigious awards for their declared vintages. Recently the Taylor Fl... Read more
Taylor Fladgate is the only Port wine shipper to remain completely independent throughout its 310 year history. It is still a family run company producing the highest quality Port wines that continue to fetch a premium at auction. Taylor Fladgate is distributed in over 54 countries around the world. Taylor Fladgate has won prestigious awards for their declared vintages. Recently the Taylor Fladgate 1992 was awarded a perfect 100 points from Robert Parker. The 1994 vintage also received 100 points and the Top Wine of the World award from the Wine Spectator. David Guimarãens leads the winemaking team that is responsible for maintaining Taylor Fladgate's position as a premium Port wine producer. Read less

External Reviews for Taylor's Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Sweet Wine Port

External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
09/23/2011

"The essence of Taylor Fladgate's vintage wine in declared years


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/06/2012

A beautiful, fruity wine that also has good structure to balance its black plum fruits. The acidity is important, although the wine as a whole is on the dry side, with spice and dominant final tannins.


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Port - red - 2008 - Taylor's Quinta de Vargellas - Portugal - Region: Douro - Apellation: Douro - Touriga nacional - 750 ml.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
03/23/2011

Dieser Port ist bekannt für seine Power und Kraft. In der Nase finden sich konzentrierte Aromen von dunklen Beeren wieder. Ein Port mit üppiger Fülle.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

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


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/19/2011

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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This is a single quinta wine, made in exactly the same way as Taylor`s Vintage Port, but using only the grapes from this individual property, trodden on the estate. Only small quantities are made, and only in very good years. Many experts believe Taylor`s Single Quinta Vintage Ports to be better than other companies declared years. The name of Taylor`s is more of an assurance than the year.Taylor`s has owned the beautiful estate of Vargellas for over a century, and it is acknowledged as one of the great vineyards of the world. It has the highest percentage of old vines of any quinta in the Douro, 60% being over 75 years old. Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Ports are ready to drink from ten years, but will go on developing for another twenty years or so - almost as long as Taylors declared Vintages.

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