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2008 Taylor Fladgate Quinta De Vargelles Vintage PortPort Varieties from Portugal

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Single-quinta, or single-vineyard, vintage Porto is produced only in exceptional years in which a general vintage is not declared. Quinta de Vargellas, celebrated as one of the...

  • 91 Wine Enthusiast
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Please note, this product is a 375 mL bottle.

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"A beautiful, fruity wine that also has good structure to balance its black plum fruits. The acidity is important, although the wine as a whole is on the dry side, with spice and dominant final tannins."

Product Description:

Single-quinta, or single-vineyard, vintage Porto is produced only in exceptional years in which a general vintage is not declared. Quinta de Vargellas, celebrated as one of the top 100 vineyards in the world, has been part of the Taylor Fladgate estate for more than a century. It has the highest percentage of old vines of any quinta in the Douro, with 60% over 75 years old. All grapes undergo the traditional foot treading method, ensuring their fullest expression. Fermentation is halted by the addition of grape spirits before all the residual sugar has been fermented, creating a sweet, fortified wine. Following two years in wood, the wines are bottled unfiltered and will continue maturing for decades.

Product Detail

Item # 60173
Country Portugal
Region Port
Sub-Region Vintage
Ratings

91 - Wine Enthusiast

Vintage 2008
Color Red
ABV 20.5%
Varietal(s) Port Varieties
Size 375 mL
Closure Cork
Features Organic, Biodynamic, and Dessert
Taste cocoa, honey, vanilla, butterscotch and dark fruit
Nose cocoa, honey, vanilla, butterscotch and dark fruit