2017 Taylor Fladgate Vargellas Vinha Velha Vintage Port
Port - 750ML
  • WE 100
  • WA 99
  • JS 98
  • WS 98
  • DC 97
  • VN 96

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WE 100
Wine Enthusiast, December 2019
This is a magnificent, opulent wine, with rich tannins and equally rich black fruits. While it has plenty of ripeness that gives it a generous character, it never wavers in its firm structure. It will have an immensely... expand This is a magnificent, opulent wine, with rich tannins and equally rich black fruits. While it has plenty of ripeness that gives it a generous character, it never wavers in its firm structure. It will have an immensely long, impressive life. Drink from 2030. ROGER VOSS collapse
WA 99
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, July 2019
(97 - 99 points) The 2017 Quinta de Vargellas Vinha Velha Vintage Port is a field blend of typical grapes (like Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca) aged for 20 months in French wood. It comes... expand (97 - 99 points) The 2017 Quinta de Vargellas Vinha Velha Vintage Port is a field blend of typical grapes (like Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca) aged for 20 months in French wood. It comes in with 105 grams of residual sugar. The "old vines" here reference centenarian vines on average. This was not quite bottled when seen, but it was the final blend.- MS collapse
JS 98
jamessuckling.com, June 2019
Aromas of dark berries, wet earth and dried flowers follow through to a full body, medium sweet and lots of intense and powerful tannins that are extremely fine-grained. Goes on for minutes. Polished and sophisticated... expand Aromas of dark berries, wet earth and dried flowers follow through to a full body, medium sweet and lots of intense and powerful tannins that are extremely fine-grained. Goes on for minutes. Polished and sophisticated young vintage Port. Lovely old vine Port. Try after 2027. collapse
WS 98
Wine Spectator, December 2019
Zesty and wild in feel, with a broad range of steeped loganberry, plum, red currant, açaí berry and fig flavors all playing out atop mouthwatering bramble and anise notes. A strong woodsy spine cuts through and drives the... expand Zesty and wild in feel, with a broad range of steeped loganberry, plum, red currant, açaí berry and fig flavors all playing out atop mouthwatering bramble and anise notes. A strong woodsy spine cuts through and drives the finish, which picks up tar and chai spice accents before ending on the drier side. Distinctive. Best from 2035 through 2060. 40 cases imported. — JM collapse
DC 97
Decanter, June 2019
From the oldest vines on the estate, from five plots, with some vines planted over a century ago. It's not quite as deep in colour as most of the wines here. Still demure on the nose, it's not hanging together as yet... expand From the oldest vines on the estate, from five plots, with some vines planted over a century ago. It's not quite as deep in colour as most of the wines here. Still demure on the nose, it's not hanging together as yet, with underlying brambly fruit that's more delicate in style. There's lovely sweet cassis-like fruit on the palate backed by fine-grained tannins, beautifully defined. It's not especially big but is gloriously seductive, with a dusty, gravelly, tannic finish. Very fine. collapse
VN 96
Vinous, June 2019
The 2017 Taylor’s Vargellas Vinha Velha Vintage Port represents only the eighth release. It comes from 80 to 120-year old vines located in five parcels (Polverinho, Renova do Depósito, Renova do Armazém, Gricha and Vinha... expand The 2017 Taylor’s Vargellas Vinha Velha Vintage Port represents only the eighth release. It comes from 80 to 120-year old vines located in five parcels (Polverinho, Renova do Depósito, Renova do Armazém, Gricha and Vinha Grande) that were picked from September 1. It has a ripe and sensual, playful bouquet with ripe fig and damson bursting from the glass. Fine definition here, real depth and complexity as it reveals subtle melted tar and bayleaf aromas with continued aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with saturated tannins. This feels lush and rounded with black pepper, clove and tobacco notes infusing the black fruit, long and sensual towards the finish. Perhaps I have a slight preference for the regular Taylor’s, but this is going to be fascinating to monitor during its evolution in bottle. Total production is 5,600 bottles. -- Neal Martin collapse
Category Description
Color & Type Port
Varietal Port
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Vintage 2017
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 20.5%