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Taylor Fladgate vintage port is marked by a style which seamlessly marries power and longevity with grace and finesse...Read more...
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1st Wood, earth, dried fruit, and cinnamon on the nose. The mouth is complex with cherry, blackberry, clove, minerals earth and chocolate. Fine tan... Read more
Saturated black/purple-colored, with stunning aromatics of blueberries, blackberries, licorice and iron, this is one of the stars of the vintage. E... Read more
Among the most saturated blue/purple/black-colored examples of the vintage, Taylorrsquo;s 2000 tastes like a young vintage of Chacirc;teau Latour o... Read more
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1st Wood, earth, dried fruit, and cinnamon on the nose. The mouth is complex with cherry, blackberry, clove, minerals earth and chocolate. Fine tannins with a nicely balanced acidity. 4/5 2nd Dried fruit, wood, and almond/hazelnut show on the nose. High acid, big tannins though a bit rough. Flavors of grape, blackberry, and spices. [NR]
External Reviews for Taylor Fladgate Porto Vintage
Saturated black/purple-colored, with stunning aromatics of blueberries, blackberries, licorice and iron, this is one of the stars of the vintage. Extremely full-bodied, with silky tannin, spectacular concentration and purity, multiple flavor levels, and a more evolved, forward personality than Taylorrsquo;s other top vintages, this is an exquisite yet precocious 1997 vintage port. Anticipated maturity: 2004ndash;2030.
Among the most saturated blue/purple/black-colored examples of the vintage, Taylorrsquo;s 2000 tastes like a young vintage of Chacirc;teau Latour on steroids. Aromas of graphite, blackberry liqueur, cregrave;me de cassis, and smoke jump from the glass. Spectacularly concentrated and enormously endowed, with sweetness allied to ripe tannin, decent acidity, and layer upon layer of fruit and extract, this is the leading candidate for the port of the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2010ndash;2040.
Everything in my notes indicates the classic Taylor style: powerful, built to last, fine structure and grip, unassailable Port. This is a dramatic wine that fills every pore of the mouth with flavor, though therersquo;s nothing particularly fruity about it. What comes forward in this young Taylor is an austerity, the scent of iron, a peppery brightness, structural elements that were less overt in the rounder rsquo;94. Still, the rsquo;97rsquo;s hard-core structure is balanced by a supple fruit component; the form of the wine is complete. the flavors may not fully emerge for years, which is what yoursquo;d expect from a great Taylor vintage. Drink 2014 through 2027 and beyond.
Even better than the excellent 1992, this is a live wire of a vintage Port boasting zingy berry, leaf, raspberry and earth aromas and flavors. Itrsquo;s full-bodied, and very closed. Tannins are super full. A big and muscular Taylor.
This is a giant of a wine lurking behind fresh flowers and ripe fruit. Starts off in a friendly way, then takes hold of the palate, with intense blueberry and blackberry fruit and chewy yet fine tannins. Mouthpuckering, but impressively complex and long. Really kicks in on the finish. The best Taylor since 1994. Best after 2020.
In tastings of young vintage ports, Taylor is always the most backward. Yet potentially, it has the capability to be the most majestic. This classically made, opaque purple-colored wine is crammed with black fruits (blueberries and cassis). It reveals high tannin and a reserved style, but it is enormously constituted with massive body, a formidable mid-palate, and exceptional length. It is a young, rich, powerful Taylor that will require 10ndash;15 years aging. Compared to the more flashy, forward style of the 1992, the 1994 has more in common with such vintages as 1977 and 1970. Anticipated maturity: 2008ndash;2045.
In a word, superb. Itrsquo;s full-bodied, moderately sweet and incredibly tannic, but therersquo;s amazing finesse and refinement to the texture, not to mention fabulous, concentrated aromas of raspberries, violets and other flowers. Perhaps the greatest Taylor ever, itrsquo;s better than either the rsquo;92 or the rsquo;70, though itrsquo;s very like the rsquo;70 in structure. Best after 2010.
Taylor Fladgate vintage port is marked by a style which seamlessly marries power and longevity with grace and finesse. Its dense concentrated black fruit and tannic backbone evolve over time into int
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