Taylor's Quinta de Vargellas 2004

Taylor's Quinta de Vargellas 2004

 

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Taylor's
Quinta de Vargellas 2004
  • Vintage : 2004
  • Country : Portugal
  • Region : Douro
  • Subregion
  • Type : Port
  • Style
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 20,5°
  • Grappes : 100% Porto divers, 100% Porto divers

Experts Score Vintage
RP Robert Parker 94 2004
W&S Wines & Spirits 95 2001
WE Wine Enthusiast 100 2000
More information on wine critics and ratings

Inky black with a vivid purple rim. Compact and stylish nose, with intense aromas of blackcurrant and wild berries tightly wrapped around a dark nucleus of liquorice and treacle.

This dense backdrop is overlaid with subtle notes of tea, rose petal, thyme and exotic wood with an attractive grapey freshness emerging as the nose develops. As usual with Vargellas the nose shows exceptional purity and resolution but is seductive in its complexity.

On the palate the tannins are beautifully integrated and deceptively subtle but their firm sinews become apparent on the long finish which is packed with intense black berry fruit flavour.

Taylor's is renowned as one of the most innovative Port houses, having pioneered the Late Bottled Vintage style, and also holds one of the largest reserves of cask-aged wines used to create their range of tawny Ports. Taylor's Vintage Ports are the cornerstone of the company's success and the main source of its unique and inimitable house style. Taylor's benefits from extensive ownership of grade A vineyard sites throughout the Douro, including Quinta de Vargellas, one of the… Read more

Robert Parker (RP) : 94 Points (2004)
The 2004 Vinha Velha has a potent incense and lavender-scented bouquet that is heady and somehow Oriental. It is well-defined with real power. The palate is medium-bodied with fig jam and dates on the entry that segue into boysenberry and cassis on the mid-palate and a surprisingly open finish that suggests it is evolving a little quicker than I imagined two years ago. Still, this is a superlative Vinha Velha. Tasted May 2013.

Wines & Spirits (W&S) : 95 Points (2001)

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 100 Points (2000)

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RP
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WE
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RP
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WE
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RP
93
WE
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WS
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RP
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WE
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Taylor's Quinta de Vargellas 2004 Reviewed by Robert Parker 24-09-2019 . Score: 4