1969 Taylor Vargellas

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1969 Taylor Vargellas

Post by AHB » 13:50 Sat 04 Nov 2017

Tasted at a Blind Emergency on 1st August 2017.

Low shoulder fill. A pale golden ochre colour but still 40% opaque. A little oxidised on the nose and, sadly, showing little else. On the palate this initially shows a little toffee then a huge wave of acidity numbs the palate before finishing with a hint of butterscotch. Hot and peppery on the aftertaste, this settles down to allow lingering butterscotch and a touch of red apple that combine to give a nice fragrant. While light and delicate, this has been clearly affected by the low ullage. Served blind this was guessed to be Dow 1970. 78/100. 01-Aug-17.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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