The rainfall during the winter of 1986 was low followed by a warm dry spring and a long hot summer.  During the first half of the vintage the...

Quinta de Vargellas1987

The rainfall during the winter of 1986 was low followed by a warm dry spring and a long hot summer.  During the first half of the vintage the weather was extremely hot.  

Sugar readings were high and colour extraction was good although the fermentations were fairly rapid.  The weather broke during the middle of the vintage and rain fell from 23-26 September.  However it then cleared and the remainder of the vintage was carried out in good conditions.

Yields and the overall quality of the wine were good. 

TASTING NOTES

This rich, firm wine displays classic Vargellas Vintage characteristics. It has an attractive dark ruby colour with a full black fruit nose. On the mouth it shows excellent structure, with firm sinewy tannins and full luscious fat fruit. A multidimensional wine with great flavour and finish.

ACCOLADES

A hedonistic swirl of figs and damsons blend into an awesome spice attack. A velvety mouthfeel builds into an impeccably balanced palate of nuts...

Score: Port Wine Trophy and Gold Medal Winner
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