Taylor's Vintage Quinta Das Vargellas Porto Classico 2005

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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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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
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01/05/2013

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External Reviews for Taylor's Vintage Quinta Das Vargellas Porto Classico

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.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

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


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
09/26/2013

Port wine- 2005 - Taylor's Quinta de Vargellas - Portugal - Region: Douro - Apellation: Douro - Touriga nacional - 750 ml.


External Review
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: Premier 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.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
08/01/2011

Finesse, Tiefe, Komplexität und Eleganz sind die Eigenschaften, die diesen Jahrgangsporto der Spitzenklasse vom Anfang bis zum fast unendlichen Ende im Finale definieren. Es ist ein kompakter, vielschichtiger und äusserst nachhaltiger Wein der besonderen Art, der seinen Anspruch auf Exklusivität manifestiert.


External Review
12/24/2009

The Vargellas vineyard is literally a bowl-shaped vineyard. This was purchased by Taylor Fladgate in the late 1800's. This house is known for its structured Ports, a bit "buttoned up" one could say, full of firm fruit and tannins. Full of licorice, mint, dark berries and a spicy, near pine needle aroma on the finish.


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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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