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Taylor’s Vargellas Vintage 2008 Port
The 2008 year began with a drier and colder weather than what it was normal, appearing rains only in March and April. The flowering of the vines took placeduring the rainy and cold period, resulting in lower yields but with more concentrated grape flavours. The harvest began on 20 September in Vargellas and the grapes began by presenting low sugar levels, which have increased as the harvest occured. Taylor's 2008 Vintage Vargellas is a Port with a black ink colour with purple nuances. It shows intense aromas of blackcurrant and wild berries, as well as liquorice hints.
In the mouth, this Port features flavours of tea, rose petals, thyme, exotic wood and a aromatic freshness, quite attractive. It is a seductive and complex Port with integrated and subtle tannins, providing a long and full of intense black fruit mature. A Port Wine that should be open 2 hours before it is served and is advised to decant it as well. The bottle should be stored lying down in a cool, dark, dry place to maintain intact all the qualities of this wine. An ideal Port to serve after meals or to accompany a Stilton Cheese or with a good meal. Prizes: 17.5 points in Revista de Vinhos Portugal; 91 points in Wine Enthusiast Magazine.