Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Taylor Fladgate Vintage Porttext

Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port 1997

Douro Valley, Northern Portugal, PortugalVery few vintages of Taylor Vintage Port are described as flashy, but the 1997 is close. The nose is a very ripe mix of blue and black fruits, now fully dissolved back into the wine at two decades of age. More mineral, drier, spicy notes are predominating as the third decade of age begins to wrap itself onto the patina of this wine. You can drink now, but there is never any rush thanks to the refined structural detail that makes up any Taylor vintage. On this day it was a stylish affair, showing some advancement in maturity. Try this with a rich piece of cheese.Tasted: 28 March 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$250.00750mlprivate wine shops
Producer: Taylor Fladgate PartnershipDistributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Blend: Touriga Nacional - Touriga Franca - Tinta Roriz - Tinta Barroca