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Taylor Fladgate Vintage Porttext
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Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port 2018

Douro Valley, Northern Portugal, PortugalThis masterful 2018 Vintage Port combines fruit from three distinctive Quintas: Vargellas (Douro Superior), and Terra Feita and Junco (Cima Corgo). The spread in geography and terroir creates layers of dimension to this ageworthy wine. This opens and streams perfumed black plums, wild blueberry, crushed cassis, anise, violets, slate throughout the elegant palate, chiseled by firm, long, finely grippy, dark cocoa dusted tannins that guide this through the lingering, nutmeg and star anise spiced finish.Beautiful freshness and structure from front to finish, this is drinking smartly now but will reward with a couple of decades.Tasted: 04 December 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 305.99 BCLS Producer: Taylor Fladgate PartnershipDistributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Blend: Touriga Nacional - Touriga Franca - Tinta Roriz - Tinta BarrocaCSPC: 423900UPC: 5013626115916