Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port Port 1997

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Taylor’s finest and rarest wine, the very pinnacle of port. Only in a year when everything is perfect does Taylor's ‘...

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Wine Spectator ReviewBeautiful. A young Port, with very pretty blackberry, violet and cherry character. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a lon... Read more

Saturated black/purple-colored, with stunning aromatics of blueberries, blackberries, licorice, and iron, this spectacular vintage port is one of t... Read more

Beautiful. A young Port, with very pretty blackberry, violet and cherry character. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, long finish... Win... Read more

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Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/18/2009

Wine Spectator ReviewBeautiful. A young Port, with very pretty blackberry, violet and cherry character. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, long finish. Very well done. Best after 2007.


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Source: WineGlobe.com
01/30/2009

Saturated black/purple-colored, with stunning aromatics of blueberries, blackberries, licorice, and iron, this spectacular vintage port is one of the stars of the vintage. Extremely full-bodied, with silky tannin, spectacular concentration and


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/09/2010

Beautiful. A young Port, with very pretty blackberry, violet and cherry character. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, long finish... Wine Spectator. A Port wine from Douro in Portugal. 1997 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port 750ml


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156158 Snooth User: KFAEHN
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03/25/2009

40980 Snooth User: crissan
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01/24/2008

Winemaker's Notes:

Taylor’s finest and rarest wine, the very pinnacle of port. Only in a year when everything is perfect does Taylor's ‘declare’ a vintage. With the company’s reputation at stake, ‘declaring’ is not taken lightly, since it invites a knowledgeable and worldwide audience to judge whether perfection has indeed been achieved. The ultimate collector’s wines, Taylor's Vintage Ports will last for fifty years or more. They are renowned for their massive structure, concentration of flavor and distinctive ‘masculine’ style. Bottled after two years in wood, they continue to mature for decades in the cellar, slowly attaining the sublime elegance and power which are the hallmarks of the Taylor's style. Taylor's Vintage Ports are classically served after lunch or dinner, in a relaxed and unhurried atmosphere when their powerful aromas and rich flavors can be fully appreciated and discussed. They can be enjoyed without food, but cheese is a fine accompaniment, as are nuts or dried fruits. The Winter and Spring of 1997 were warm and dry. The higher than normal temperatures in February and March brought on an early bud burst and berry set for all the vineyards was very good. From flowering up to September there were frequent rain showers which meant that the initial advanced to the season was lost to a more gradual ripening period. The weather during the harvest was extremely hot and extra effort was made to prolong the fermentation. Yields, however, were down by around 30%. The high quality was evident in the winter from the start, with the intensity of the must, good integration of the spirit and powerful, attractive aromas.

Taylor’s finest and rarest wine, the very pinnacle of port. Only in a year when everything is perfect does Taylor's ‘declare’ a vintage. With the company’s reputation at stake, ‘declaring’ is not taken lightly, since it invites a knowledgeable and worldwide audience to judge whether perfection has indeed been achieved. The ultimate collector’s wines, Taylor's Vintage Ports will last for fifty years or more. They are renowned for their massive structure, concentration of flavor and distinctive ‘masculine’ style. Bottled after two years in wood, they continue to mature for decades in the cellar, slowly attaining the sublime elegance and power which are the hallmarks of the Taylor's style. Taylor's Vintage Ports are classically served after lunch or dinner, in a relaxed and unhurried atmosphere when their powerful aromas and rich flavors can be fully appreciated and discussed. They can be enjoyed without food, but cheese is a fine accompaniment, as are nuts or dried fruits. The Winter and Spring of 1997 were warm and dry. The higher than normal temperatures in February and March brought on an early bud burst and berry set for all the vineyards was very good. From flowering up to September there were frequent rain showers which meant that the initial advanced to the season was lost to a more gradual ripening period. The weather during the harvest was extremely hot and extra effort was made to prolong the fermentation. Yields, however, were down by around 30%. The high quality was evident in the winter from the start, with the intensity of the must, good integration of the spirit and powerful, attractive aromas.

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