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Taylor Fladgate Porto Late Bottled Vintage 2015

Member Review by chriscage:

Typically beautiful coloration of blackberry/black cherry, opaque black/brown goodness with amazing legs! The aromas are still a little young with booze showing immediately, but sugarplum, prune, fig, deep dark berries etc....flavors are nice with sugary plum, quite a bit of alcohol, boysenberry/chokecherry and cherry as well as cranberry/green apple tartness. There are also hints of dark chocolate noted. The mouthfeel is relatively smooth with some sharp alcohol hints.....overall its a very nice wine with huge potential but does show its youth at the moment.

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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

Member Reviews for Taylor Fladgate Porto Late Bottled Vintage

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Snooth User: chriscage
481309774
4.00 5
Vintage: 2011 03/07/2017

Typically beautiful coloration of blackberry/black cherry, opaque black/brown goodness with amazing legs! The aromas are still a little young with booze showing immediately, but sugarplum, prune, fig, deep dark berries etc....flavors are nice with sugary plum, quite a bit of alcohol, boysenberry/chokecherry and cherry as well as cranberry/green apple tartness. There are also hints of dark chocolate noted. The mouthfeel is relatively smooth with some sharp alcohol hints.....overall its a very nice wine with huge potential but does show its youth at the moment.


Snooth User: RJ007
137772932
3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 10/12/2013

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: duncan 906
4252742,432
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 08/23/2016

This bottle of port was a gift.Port wine is from the Douro valley in northern Portugal and takes its name from the City of Oporto at the mouth of that river.It is a fortified wine because brandy is added to arrest the fermentation process.The late bottled vintage style of port originated at the Taylor Fladgate port house in 1970.Wines from a single year are bottled between four and six years after harvest having spent the intervening years in oak barrels.The idea is to have a wine that is ready to drink immediately without decanting and a wine that can be drunk weeks after opening.My bottle is a blend of ports made from grapes grown in Taylor Fladsgate's own vineyards and bought in grapes.The varieties used are tinta roriz,tinta barraca,touriga francasa and touriga nacional although I do not know in what proportions. These varieties are all traditional Portugese grapes used in port production.I started my bottle last night and I must report that I did enjoy it.There is plenty of a plum and cherry style fruit there along with cinamon,date and raisin flavours. It is fairly sweet but not over sweet and I did notice the alchol [ abv of 20%] although it is also fairly smooth.


Snooth User: Zuiko
540750837
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 02/18/2014

Dark, rich, spice and tar but not as long a finish as I was expecting. Nice but lacks power of the best LBVs. My rating 89.


Snooth User: chriscage
481309774
5.00 5
Vintage: 2007 06/26/2017

Huge and plentiful legs accompany this beautifully colored, aged LBV. Colors are beginning to show tawny hues, still with a body cranberry, black cherry syrup, and black plum juice....opaque as it should be....starting to show some muddled character. Aromas of huge raisined grape, beginnings of licorice root, rounded and delicate alcohol, black plum, deep dark cherry, blackberry, cocoa rich chocolate notes and woody vanilla. The flavors follow suit, and become even more robust, intense, yet not losing anything with the age. Sweet, natural black cherry syrup, gusto intenso raisin, dark berry, smooth oaked vanilla Earthiness, licorice/spiced notes like a small amount of fresh ground black pepper. Mouthfeel is velvet on the palate, full bodied buttered character, superbly well hidden booze and a dry finish that screams flavor and warrants the next sip....lingers on the palate very well! At this point in time, if you find a bottle of this, grab it and Enjoy! Still feel that this has another 3-4 years of complex peakness! All in on this one.....enjoy with an 85% dark chocolate!


Snooth User: Rich Tomko
1034442,868
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 07/11/2012

Very nice nose with loads of dark fruit, on the palate that turned to blueberry for me which was great, had a board of cheese in front of me and I would have to agree that the blue cheese paired perfectly


Snooth User: jaywalia
1046877180
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 03/19/2012

Got this as a birthday present to myself. The lush burgundy colour it exudes is amazing, on the nose its pungent almost cognac-y scent entwined with an intense grape jam hint. It taste brilliant, thick bold tannins that indeed do come out very strong at first but after the initial sip it gives way to a more berry focused flavour profile, the sugar levels were great and ended with a long strong finish. It tasted like a moderately sweet aged Shiraz which to me was excellent, I had mine with a Lindt 85% Dark chocolate bar, perfect match.


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External Reviews for Taylor Fladgate Porto Late Bottled Vintage

External Review
Vintage: 2007 02/19/2013

Opaque, purple black colour with a narrow violet rim. Characteristically stylish and racy, with a nose of dense blackcurrant and woodland fruit overlaid with discreet herbal nuances and scents of violet and rose petals.


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Vintage: 2007 10/04/2012

Porto


External Review
Vintage: 2005 01/03/2012

With its charming aromas of spice drop, ripe cherries and schistous minerality, this Taylor looks set to zoom. And it is tasty, but also a bit soft and lacking structure mdash; something unexpected from a Port under the Taylor label. Turns chocolaty on the finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 01/03/2012

Has berry character, but itrsquo;s slightly funky, with old wood and earth notes. Medium- to full-bodied and medium sweet, with silky tannins and an earth and berry aftertaste. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 12/08/2012

Portweine, die in Holzfässern gelagert werden, behalten ihre jugendliche Fruchtigkeit und Spritzigkeit, sind aber geschmeidig und ausgereift genug, um nach der Abfüllung trinkfertig zu sein. Der elegante LBV wird auf diese Weise zur vollen Reife gebracht.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 11/19/2011

Initially the tannins dominate, but then ripe, sweet jelly and juicy fruit shows through, giving the wine its main character. There is some firm tannin, but the wine enjoys generous sweetness.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 05/19/2011

The best-selling LBV keeps up its quality impressively. With its flavors of rich fruit cake and ripe tannins, it is soft and supple, and ready to drink without aging. But it has a touch of elegance and style that pushes it well up in quality.


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