Taylor 1967 Quinta de Vargellas SQVP: Tasting Notes

This page provides an overview of my notes on the Taylor 1967 Quinta de Vargellas SQVP. Apologies if the notes are brief (or non-existent); they are mainly recorded for my benefit with public distribution being a secondary priority!

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The Notes

Tasting 1

Notes: Corney and Barrow bottling. Bottled 1969. Nose is surprisingly subdued, with a slight turmeric-like spiciness. In the mouth, quite lovely; it is showing a bit of the traits of the ’64, with only a little sugar, some pepper and turmeric. This leads to a surprisingly bitter aftertaste, although not in an unpleasant way. Although the tannins have faded, it is still quite complex and it lasts a great deal of time in the mouth.

Tasted at: The Crusting Pipe Offline

Date: 15th January 2009

Rated*: P+

Tasting 2

No notes recorded.

Tasted at: TPF 1966 v 1967 Tasting

Date: 13th November 2009

No rating.

Tasting 3

Notes: Oporto bottled in 1970. Slightly darker, with a touch more fruit than the Corney and Barrow bottled 1969, but without the complexity of the maturer bottles.

Tasted at: TPF Vargellas tasting, TCP

Date: 24th March 2009

No rating.

* A Note on Ratings

My rating system attempts to answer the question “is this a good Port?” one of three ways: N—No; P—Possibly; or C—Certainly. Ports generally are weighted slightly by their category. Therefore, a Ruby Port might receive a C rating for Certainly good which it might not were it to be a Vintage Port. I sometimes modify my rating with a plus or minus indicating that the Port is better or worse than might be expected for this category.


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