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Taylors Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Port 2008 75cl 20% ABV


Product Information

Quinta de Vargellas is pre-eminent among the wine estates of the Douro. Located in the wild and hilly eastern reaches of the Douro valley, it has been prized as a source of the finest Port wines since the 1820s. Today it ranks among the great vineyards of the world. A Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Port is generally more early maturing than the declared Taylor’s Vintages.

Often quite approachable when young, they will nevertheless mature well for many years if laid down. The elegant and finely constituted wines of Vargellas are remarkable for their complex fruit, their distinctive scented quality and their well integrated sinewy tannins.Many experts believe Taylor’s Single Quinta Vintage Ports to be better than other companies’ declared years, the name Taylor’s is more of an assurance than the year.

Tasting Notes

Deep purple-black with narrow magenta rim. Shows some attractive bottle age on the nose. Mature fruit notes with spice. Good aromatic quality. Hint of violets. Warm plum and cherry jam on the mouth. Holds nicely. Smooth, satiny texture. A subtle, elegant wine.

How to Serve

Will mature well for many years although is currently showing well. Pair with blue cheese boards and walnuts.


"Vintage port would be a fine gift, even if it needs to be really quite venerable before it truly delivers" Jancis Robinson, Financial Times, August 2017
"Rich and sweet with dark cherry, plum and blackberry fruit on the nose, as well as some spicy notes. The palate is pure, smooth and sweet with some lush dark fruits over a spicy, tannic backbone. Rich and lush, but with enough structure to maintain interest. Seductive with real refinement." Jamie Goode, Wine Anorak - 94 Points



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Country of Origin



Douro Valley







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