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1994 Taylor Fladgate


Vintage Port (375ml)

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The 1997 Quinta de Vargellas Vinha Velha Vintage Port is a typical field blend aged in used French oak vats. It comes in with 92 grams per liter of residual sugar. Far younger and far livelier than the debut vintage (1995) that led off this vertical, this is elegant in the mid-palate, but that's where the graceful demeanor ends. It is one of the hardest-edged of the older wines. It is sharp on the finish and showing plenty of pop, even if it is not overly astringent. It's not the fleshiest wine, but it has that enchanting elegance to go with its lively feel.

The balance overall is impressive. The complexity has not yet arrived. It still needs time to show a better expression of fruit. It is built for the long haul, surprisingly on the immature side. It's a dramatic contrast to its older sibling the 1995. This might yet improve.  -Rated 95 points by The Wine Advocate

Item: Wine-343677-375ml
Year: 1994
Producer: Taylor Fladgate
Designation: Vintage
Varietal: Port
Region: Douro, Portugal
Size: 375ml
 

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