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Taylor Fladgate Vintage Porttext

Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port 2011

Douro Valley, Northern Portugal, PortugalA third look at this wine in four years confirms it is going nowhere fast. This will be a great Taylor for those with patience and a cellar. Vargellas was the first Taylor quinta to harvest beginning September 10. Smaller amounts were contributed by Terra Feita and Quinta do Junco. The nose is fiery and youthful with fragrant, floral violet tones. The palate is Taylor dry and reserved with layers of sweet black fruits and similar tannins mixed with liquorice root, mineral, orange peel and black tea. So rich, powerful yet well managed, and easily identifiable as Taylor. One to age for decades. A super bottle of port but as we mentioned, you will have to wait.Tasted: 28 March 2018Tasted by: Prices:
BC$185.00750mlprivate wine shops
AB$165.00750mlprivate wine shops
Producer: Taylor Fladgate PartnershipDistributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Blend: Touriga Nacional - Touriga Franca - Tinta Roriz - Tinta BarrocaCSPC: 433409UPC: 05013626113141