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Taylor Fladgate Porto Vintage 2007

External Review by Premium Wine & Spirits:

Bright, deep ruby. Superripe but youthfully clenched aromas of kirsch, blueberry, black licorice, smoke and minerals. Densely packed, suave and thick; has the texture of liquid velvet but urgent minerality gives it outstanding energy and a light touch. Best today on the slow-building, firmly tannic, spicy, palate-staining finish, which shows more grip and thrust than the Vargellas. This gained in complexity and definition for upwards of 72 hours in the recorked bottle. The Vargellas is an outstanding site expression while this is a great blend-and likely to enjoy a slower evolution in bottle. As usual, this should be among the longest-lived wines of the vintage.

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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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External Reviews for Taylor Fladgate Porto Vintage

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

Bright, deep ruby. Superripe but youthfully clenched aromas of kirsch, blueberry, black licorice, smoke and minerals. Densely packed, suave and thick; has the texture of liquid velvet but urgent minerality gives it outstanding energy and a light touch. Best today on the slow-building, firmly tannic, spicy, palate-staining finish, which shows more grip and thrust than the Vargellas. This gained in complexity and definition for upwards of 72 hours in the recorked bottle. The Vargellas is an outstanding site expression while this is a great blend-and likely to enjoy a slower evolution in bottle. As usual, this should be among the longest-lived wines of the vintage.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

[Barrel tasting] A classic baby Vintage Port nose of blackberry, currant and a little bit of green lemon leaf. Full-bodied and medium sweet. Therersquo;s a solid core of ripe fruit and powerful tannins, with grip. The real deal.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

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


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

At its best, this wine is a vibrant, huge young Porto knocking out all the others with its delicious power mdash; a Master of the Universe wine. Itrsquo;s a blast of schist, cherry, raspberry, pomegranate and black licorice, all held in a supple grip that slides down the throat just as slowly as the winersquo;s color slides down the side of the glass. At this stage, the score shows some restraint, the wine having gone into a funk after a day of air and becoming reduced and difficult, only to rebound the following day. Still, this demonstrates the potential to be one of the greatest Port wines David Guimaraens has made, coming from a balanced year with beauty rather than aggression in the tannin. It will be fascinating to compare this to the 2003 as the wines age over the next 50 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Enticing violet and black currant aromas are followed by ripe plum and spice flavors. Maybe this isnrsquo;t the most powerful Taylor Fladgate vintage ever, but it is balanced, opulent, beautifully made, the tannins fine, layered, with exquisite final acidity.


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

Beautiful. A young Port, with pretty blackberry, violet and cherry character. full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, long finish. Very well done. Best after 2007.


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

The 2007 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port is a blend of multiple sites meant to express the house style in a great year. It displays a superb aromatic array of pencil lead, Asian spices, incense, blackberry, and floral notes. Dense, suave, and opulent on the palate, this is a mouth-filling, intense, layered wine that has superb grip and concentration. It will effortlessly age for 25+ years and still be delivering pleasure at age 50. As always, Taylor Fladgate is one of the benchmarks of a declared vintage in Oporto.


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