Taylors Quinta de Vargellas Vinha Velha Vintage Port 2004 75cl 20.5% ABV
Taylors Quinta de Vargellas Vinha Velha Vintage Port 2004
This Vintage Port is an exceptional and rare wine made only from the grapes of the oldest vines on the estate. These vines, some planted over 70 years ago, have very small yields but produce wines of great concentration and power.
The 2004 vintage stood out for its perfect weather conditions and the young ports show good structure with very fresh berry aromas, resulting from the cooler than normal ripening period. A massively concentrated wine with intense black fruit and dark bitter chocolate aromas. It gives the impression of an enormous brooding wine waiting to express itself.
An array of flavours hit the senses, think dark bitter chocolate, rich black plums, ripe cherries, blueberries and blackberry jam. The wine is chewy, fleshy and full of grip. Although the structure is big, the balance of this Port is finely tuned, so that the sensation is of a wine with enormous force, but also great finesse and elegance. Flavours of cassis, blackberries, liquorice and molasses tantalise the palate, with a finish that is deliciously and pleasingly long.
Perfect paired with mature blue cheese, think Stilton, Roquefort, Gorgonzola and Saint Agur Blue.