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Taylor Fladgate First Estate Port NV

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Novice port drinkers can do no better than to begin here: First Estate is a soft and glorious mouthful. It is an outstanding vintage character blend, made at the very first property purchased by the company, Lugar das Lages, in 1744. Rich, fruity and elegant, it is aged for four years in cask and is ready for drinking immediately. As enjoyable before a meal as after.

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Taylor Fladgate:
Taylor Fladgate is the only Port wine shipper to remain completely independent throughout its 310 year history. It is still a family run company producing the highest quality Port wines that continue to fetch a premium at auction. Taylor Fladgate is distributed in over 54 countries around the world. Taylor Fladgate has won prestigious awards for their declared vintages. Recently the Taylor Fl... Read more
Taylor Fladgate is the only Port wine shipper to remain completely independent throughout its 310 year history. It is still a family run company producing the highest quality Port wines that continue to fetch a premium at auction. Taylor Fladgate is distributed in over 54 countries around the world. Taylor Fladgate has won prestigious awards for their declared vintages. Recently the Taylor Fladgate 1992 was awarded a perfect 100 points from Robert Parker. The 1994 vintage also received 100 points and the Top Wine of the World award from the Wine Spectator. David Guimarãens leads the winemaking team that is responsible for maintaining Taylor Fladgate's position as a premium Port wine producer. Read less

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Snooth User: puhnner
1534071,645
4.50 5
09/06/2014

For a NV Ruby, or any Ruby, this one is a beauty and good Lord, how inexpensive. Very intense and concentrated, lovely thick burgundy color, bits of chocolate, fudge, liquorice, and anise. A deep jammy Plum taste. Still seems very young and will be very interesting to see how and if this ages well.


Snooth User: katrinnalouise
3076368
2.00 5
08/22/2007

Very dark in colour. This sweet, full bodied port has hints of black currant, blackberry, plums and ground pepper. Medium acidity and soft tannins. Goes very well with chocolate.


Snooth User: Mrs Mitchell
80773425
4.00 5
03/27/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Taylor Fladgate First Estate Port

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

With its dried raisin aromas and fresh, sweet, fruity character, this is a great example of Reserve Ports. It has a touch of tannin to go with the soft fruits, and flavors of ripe black figs and dark plums. First Estate is produced at Taylor Fladgate's original vineyard at Regua, which was bought in 1744.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

This features well-defined plum pudding and cherry syrup flavors, with boysenberry notes. Milk chocolate lingers on the chalky finish. Drink now. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.


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Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesTaylor, Fladgate First Estate is a superb, non-dated port for everyday drinking, superior to standard ruby port but a bit less special than Late Bottled Vintage. Ready to consume when purchased, it does not improve with bottle age, and requires no decanting unless the bottle has been kept for some time. Its rich, jammy, black-fruit flavors, mellow oak notes and full body make it an excellent partner for rich, highly flavored cheeses as well as intense desserts such as chocolate which easily overwhelm lighter wines.


External Review
06/27/2007

A leathery and molasses nose. Soft and warm on the palate, with notes of black fruit. There is really nice texture in this port which yields a smooth long finish.



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Novice port drinkers can do no better than to begin here: First Estate is a soft and glorious mouthful. It is an outstanding vintage character blend, made at the very first property purchased by the company, Lugar das Lages, in 1744. Rich, fruity and elegant, it is aged for four years in cask and is ready for drinking immediately. As enjoyable before a meal as after.

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