Taylor 1969 Quinta de Vargellas Ruby: Tasting Notes

This page provides an overview of my notes on the Taylor 1969 Quinta de Vargellas Ruby. 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: Inauguration of the the Prince of Wales bottling. Deep red. Blackberries on the nose. Very elegant in the mouth with well integrated alcohol. Excellent. Probably better than the Varegllas SQVPs from the 1960s!

Tasted at: TPF Christmas Tasting 2008

Date: 18th December 2008

Rated*: C+

* 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 rated against others of their category. Therefore, a Ruby Port which I rate as C for Certainly good, might not be as good as a Vintage Port which receives the same rating. 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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