Taylor Fladgate Porto Vintage 2000

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This is rather flashy for Taylor, with plenty of upfront appeal to its floral, spicy aromas and gobs of fruit. It's very lush and soft on the palat... Read more

Inky purple in color, this youngest Taylor vintage Port boasts a floral, wonderfully open and appealing bouquet, backed by layers of rich fruit. Wh... Read more

This is very much in the mold of the 1992 - maybe slightly less rich but just by a whisker. It's dense without being heavy, with a beautifully spic... Read more

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External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
11/19/2011

This is rather flashy for Taylor, with plenty of upfront appeal to its floral, spicy aromas and gobs of fruit. It's very lush and soft on the palate, almost overloaded with blackberries and plums, then firms up and begins to show that Taylor reserve on the dusty finish. Hold.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
11/19/2011

Inky purple in color, this youngest Taylor vintage Port boasts a floral, wonderfully open and appealing bouquet, backed by layers of rich fruit. What makes this wine extra special is the seductive texture - somewhere between creamy and syrupy - and ample length. Hold.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
11/19/2011

This is very much in the mold of the 1992 - maybe slightly less rich but just by a whisker. It's dense without being heavy, with a beautifully spice-filled and long finish. Flavors of chocolate, mint and plum pudding linger elegantly for a few seconds longer than the '92. Hold.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
11/19/2011

When the soils at Vargellas bake in the August sun, they give off a dry heat that translates directly into this wine. Each taste is a shower of broken schist that explodes out of the fruit. The structure prepares the wine for a century of life, even its complexities single themselves into an almost physical taste memory.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
11/19/2011

Fresh and lively, with raisin, spice and hints of blackberry. Full-bodied and very tight, with plenty of tannins. Very long. Needs to open. '91/'92 Port retrospective. Best after 2008.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
11/19/2011

This house must certainly be the Latour of Portugal. Their ports are remarkably backward yet still impressive when young. Of all the vintage ports, those of Taylor need the longest time to mature and even when fully mature seem to have an inner strength and firmness that keep them going for decades. Their tawnys are also among the very best, though somewhat expensive. Two bottles of the 1985 were tasted and each was different. One was compact and dull, the other beefy, rich, full-bodied, and loaded. While the better bottle clearly was outstanding, it was not as sublime or as sensational as one expects Taylor to be, and not as rich or as profound as the 1983, 1977 or 1970. Perhaps this particular port, usually one of my favorites, it going through an awkward stage. Judgment reserved.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
11/19/2011

Bright, saturated ruby. Vibrant, pure aromas of blackberry, violet and bitter chocolate. Juicy, minerally, precise and penetrating, but quite primary and unevolved today. Shows strong but integrated acidity and a tight kernel of fruit. Best today on the slow-building, rising, aristocratic finish. But today the wine's tannins are less obvious than its acids. This seems distinctly less ripe and chewy that the great 2000 Taylor's but it's still extremely unevolved. Latour-like in its structure and reserve.


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