Taylor Fladgate Vintage
Port, 750 mL
|Producer :||Taylor Fladgate & Yeatman Vinhos SA|
|Alcohol :||20 %|
|Designation of origin :||Porto|
|Grape variety(ies) :||Tinta barroca 25%|
Tinta roriz 25%
Touriga francesa 25%
Touriga nacional 25%
|Container :||Coloured Glass Container|
The 2011 Taylor's Vintage 2011 has a multifaceted, Pandora's Box of a nose that is mercurial in the glass: cassis at first before blackberry and raspberry politely ask it to move aside, followed by wilted rose petals and Dorset plum. Returning after one 45 minutes that nose has shut up shop. The palate is sweet and sensual on the entry, plush and opulent, with copious black cherries, boysenberry and cassis fruit, curiously more reminiscent of Fonseca! It just glides across the palate with a mouth-coating, glycerine-tinged finish that has a wonderful lightness of touch, demonstrating how Vintage Port is so much more accessible in its youth nowadays. But don't let that fool you into dismissing the seriousness or magnitude of this outstanding Taylor's. Tasted May 2013. Score - 96-98. (Neal Martin, erobertparker.com, June 2013)
This sweet and purplish red coloured red showcases a complex nose releasing woody, empyreumatic, floral and fruity scents. You will be charmed with this full-bodied wine revealing a full-bodied texture, fleshy tannins and a long finish.
Impenetrable blue-black color with narrow purple rim. Intricate and finely constituted, the nose displays classic Taylor Fladgate elegance and poise. A dense core of pure complex fruit, redolent of blackberry and cassis, is enveloped in a fragrant aura of violets. Resiny garrigue scents and subtle notes of licorice and black coffee emerge as the nose develops. On the palate, taut, linear tannins provide a solid framework.
The classic Taylor elegance and poise unfurls with the fragrance of dark plum, spicy cherry and raspberry preserves. On the palate firm tannins meld with mocha and herb notes.
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