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Taylor Fladgate Vintage Porttext

Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port 2003

Douro Valley, Northern Portugal, PortugalThe explosive heat of the summer of 2003 wreaked havoc across Europe. Even in the Douro, where super-warm summers are a way of life, the grapes struggled under the heat and lack of water. Most came to the lagares heavily shriveled, yet the folks at Taylor manage to make the best of a difficult task capturing powerful fruit flavours and holding its big tannins in check. It’s a sweet vintage that’s licorice laced, with pruney, brown sugar, spice and molasses. Long and persistent, it's losing some of its plump, youthful fruit under notes of chocolates and raisins. You can drink this now but I’m sure it will easily live 50 years.Tasted: 28 March 2018Tasted by: Prices:
BC$200.00750mlprivate wine shops
AB$199.00750mlprivate wine shops
Producer: Taylor Fladgate PartnershipDistributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Blend: Touriga Nacional - Touriga Franca - Tinta Roriz - Tinta BarrocaCSPC: 433409UPC: 05013626113141