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Taylor Fladgate 30 Year Old Tawny
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Taylor Fladgate 30 Year Old Tawny NV

Douro Valley, Northern Portugal, PortugalIf you thought you don't see many 30 Year Old ports, it might be because Taylor Fladgate is one of the few remaining houses to produce such a niche port that requires a great deal of commitment and long-term thinking. Imagine making any other product for the market thirty years down the road. Taylor draws upon a wealth of stocks from the eastern areas of the Douro Valley, matured in seasoned oak casks seemingly forever in their cellars at Vila Nova de Gaia. The physics of the cool and damp coastal climate encourage a slow and gentle ageing process, producing an aroma of great complexity and finesse. On a broad scale, every two or three years, a reserve of Port deemed to have sufficient structure, fruit, and power to age is laid aside to age in oak casks. After thirty years, those which have reached their peak are blended for balance and finesse to ensure quality and style to age forever in the bottle. Look for a deep amber/gold colour with hints of dried fruit, nuts, butterscotch, and caramel. Silky, rich, and full of finesse, it dances on the palate forever. Pour a few ounces into a glass, set aside an hour or two, and savour it all on its own.Tasted: 26 November 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 155.99 BCLS AB 145.00 select private retailers MB 193.95 Manitoba Liquor Mart NF 193.95 NLLC Producer: Taylor Fladgate PartnershipDistributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Blend: Touriga Nacional - Touriga FrancaCSPC: 667360UPC: 5013626111307