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Taylor Fladgate Quinta de Vargellas 2015

Douro Valley, Northern Portugal, PortugalIn the years when the classic Taylor port is not made, it is replaced by a 'single quinta' port that is made exactly as Taylor's 'vintage', but using only fruit from the Vargellas property. It was dry in 2015 and fruit was healthy, and if the load was light that was balanced by grape bunches without raisins. Expect the floral jasmine notes of Vargellas, with bits of pipe smoke, liquorice, black cherry jam. The attack is round but with firm tannins and savoury, intense, sweet black cherry fruit. The finish is long with fine minerality and more youthful fruit, flecked with figs and walnut notes. An excellent single quinta port that will easily age a decade and beyond.Tasted: 28 March 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
Producer: Taylor Fladgate PartnershipDistributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Blend: Touriga Nacional - Touriga FrancaCSPC: 853408UPC: 5013626114094