A wet 1999 vintage was followed by a cold and dry winter. April and May were very wet with half the annual rainfall falling in these two months....

Vargellas Vinha Velha2000

A wet 1999 vintage was followed by a cold and dry winter. April and May were very wet with half the annual rainfall falling in these two months. June and July were dry.

August continued dry, with the first half being extremely hot. The end of August and early September had perfect ripening conditions with long warm days. The resulting wines were big and full bodied with intense colour and very attractive aromas.

Less than four pipes were made of this vintage.

 

TASTING NOTES

Deep purple black colour with a vivid magenta rim. Heady, potent nose of concentrated blackcurrant and plum, with notes of liquorice, coffee, spice and leather. A wine of massive scale, depth and background. Crammed with thick sinewy tannins, the palate has the dense, close-grained texture which is the hallmark of the Vinha Velha vintages. The wine abounds with rich juicy, grapey flavour that fills the mouth and lingers on the incredibly long succulent finish. A muscular titan of a wine which overshadows most other vintage ports of the harvest.

ACCOLADES

Full-bodied, relative to this elegant vertical, this also is one of the most delicious in the group, lush, sexy and irresistible. There are touches...

Score: 100
11-07-2020 Mark Squires, Wine Advocate

Taylor Fladgate`s Quinta de Vargellas Vinha Velha gives most of the top wines of 1994 a run for their money.

James Suckling

“The hue of this wine takes dark and inky to a new level – and this wines intensity is not confined to its colour. This is simply huge in every...

Score: 100
01-02-2007 Joe Czerwinski, Wine Enthusiast

“This ’00 Vargellas Vinha Velha is one of the great wines of the vintage, all red spice and red fruit when first opened, broadening to a far,...

Score: 95
Wine & Spirits
Score: 95
Wine Spectator
Score: 98
Robert Parker
Score: 17
15-09-2011 Jancis Robinson

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