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Taylor Fladgate Late Bottled Vintage Port 2002

Winemaker's Notes:

Taylor’s were pioneers of the LBV category, developed to satisfy the demand for a high quality ready-to-drink alternative to vintage port for everyday consumption. Unlike vintage port, which is bottled after only two years in wood and ages in bottle, LBV is bottled after four to six years and is ready to drink when bottled. Taylor’s continues to lead the LBV category of port worldwide, in spite of the fact that many other shippers now also produce an LBV. The wines used to blend Taylor’s LBV were drawn from a reserve of some of the best full bodied red ports, produced at the 2002 harvest, from grapes grown on Taylor’s own vineyards and on other top properties in the Cima Corgo and Douro Superior areas.

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

Tasting Notes:

Intense purple ruby colour. Concentrated and complex nose full of rich, jammy, cherry and blackcurrant aromas. Full bodied and firm on the palate with a luscious fruity finish.

Taylor’s were pioneers of the LBV category, developed to satisfy the demand for a high quality ready-to-drink alternative to vintage port for everyday consumption. Unlike vintage port, which is bottled after only two years in wood and ages in bottle, LBV is bottled after four to six years and is ready to drink when bottled. Taylor’s continues to lead the LBV category of port worldwide, in spite of the fact that many other shippers now also produce an LBV. The wines used to blend Taylor’s LBV were drawn from a reserve of some of the best full bodied red ports, produced at the 2002 harvest, from grapes grown on Taylor’s own vineyards and on other top properties in the Cima Corgo and Douro Superior areas.

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