A bit more burnt red than purple in the middle than the Vargellas ’04. Fading a little to the edge. More youthful on the nose: concentrated fruits (cherries and maybe blackcurrants). In the mouth, rounded fruits; very gentle tannins and good acidity. The fruit structure is more attractive to me than the Vargellas ’04 at the moment, although the after-taste is a bit more tannin-driven. If I had to choose between the two of them I would go for this one.
Tasted at: David Guimaraens: Taylor’s and Fonseca Ports Virtual Tasting
Date: 6th November 2020
http://www.jacob-head.com/port/records/ ... _2004_SQVP
* A Note on Ratings
My rating system attempts to answer the question “is this a good Port?” one of three ways: N—No; P—Possibly; or C—Certainly. Ports generally are rated against others of their category. Therefore, a Ruby Port which I rate as C for Certainly good, might not be as good as a Vintage Port which receives the same rating. I sometimes modify my rating with a plus or minus indicating that the Port is better or worse than might be expected for this category.
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