taylor's, vintage port 2017
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
100

2017 taylor's, vintage port

Why We're Buying

It's no secret that French and Italian wines dominate the offerings at Vinovest. So, the fact that we have Taylor's Vintage Port, a Portuguese wine, means it's nothing short of amazing. This legendary port is the pinnacle of the art form. It is a rare treat that has several decades of aging potential. Wine critic Robert Parker has even called Taylor's "the Latour of Portugal."

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
100

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Opaque black at the centre with a narrow purple rim. Uncompromisingly Taylor’s in style, elegant and precise. The nose is threaded with very fine, linear fruit, heady and complex but restrained by a graphite minerality. Quinta da Vargellas has imprinted its signature fragrance of violets, which hangs like a scented veil over the wine, and there are discreet terroir notes of citrus, wild herbs and gumcistus. The nose is still reserved but there is impressive depth and background, as well as hints of complexities still to emerge with time. The palate is held in place by lithe, muscular tannins, firm and grippy on the finish, and ends with a powerful surge of crisp, pure berry fruit.