Taylor Fladgate vintage port is marked by a style whichseamlessly marries power and longevity with grace and finesse. Its dense, concentrated black fruit and tannic backbone evolve over time into integrated flavors of dark berry and plum offset by complex notes of leaf, rose petal and chocolate and a long, refined finish.
Wine Spectator Rating:86 Points
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.
|Wine Spectator Review:
A fruity old tawny, with plum and almond character and hints of honey and caramel. Medium-bodied, medium finish. Fresh style. Drink now. 6,000 cases made. –JS
|They can be enjoyed without food, but cheese is a fine accompaniment, as are nuts or dried fruits.