1987 Taylor Vargellas

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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CPR 1
Warre’s Otima 10 year old Tawny
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1987 Taylor Vargellas

Post by CPR 1 » 18:53 Sun 29 Sep 2019

Drunk at the B&F on the 26th Sep. This was delicious with a great freshness and precision that I don't often associate with the 80's. Good balance and mouth feel with lots of pepper, drinking beautifully now based on this bottle but will get better.

MPM guessed an Gm 87 - which was not far off

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flash_uk
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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Re: 1987 Taylor Vargellas

Post by flash_uk » 15:23 Mon 21 Oct 2019

50% opacity, ruby red. Concentrated sugar and spice nose. Smooth entry, spice & pepper, rich mouthfeel, some dryness. Nice port!

After some hints from Charles (only had this once before), I settled on a guess of 1987, given the colour of the port. Considering my note mentioning spice and pepper, quite how I chose GM as my guess rather than TV, I'll never know!

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