Taylor Fladgate Late Bottled Vintage
Port, 750 mL
|Producer :||Quinta and Vineyard Bottlers-Vinhos SA|
|Alcohol :||20 %|
|Designation of origin :||Porto|
|Grape variety(ies) :||Late Bottled Vintage Port|
|Classification :||Late bottle vintage (LBV)|
|Container :||Coloured Glass Container|
Deep ruby in colour; aromas of fresh dark cherry and raspberry; the palate is sweet and full body with plush flavours of plums, blackberry and cassis with well integrated tannins and a long smooth finish.
This sweet red displays a simple and intense nose featuring woody, empyreumatic and fruity aromas. On the palate, its light acidity and broad texture precede a long finish.
A deeply coloured, black-purple wine. A huge presence of fruit on the nose; raspberries, damsons, blueberries, plums and even juniper berries. Lovely. Smoothly integrated on entry, with a firm, very masculine midpalate. Tannic, showing plenty of grippy structure, with dense, ripe fruit. Nicely balanced acidity giving a fresh impression in the palate, with lovely texture. Very good for a straight LBV. Drink now.
Great black fruit quality on the stylish nose which displays inky notes, a discreet herbal and mineral character and hints of liquorice. Beautifully complex, fine and elegant bouquet. Wonderful velvety texture on the rich, concentrated and weighty palate which delivers heaps of flavour leading into a long finish crammed with sumptuous dark chocolate and liquorice.
Vintage port is fantastic but requires time and a cellar to reach optimal flavour. Late bottled vintage port is still blended from wines of a selected harvest, but thanks to oak aging it flaunts sumptuous plum and caramel tones – plus it’s ready to drink now.