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Taylor Fladgate Porto Vintage 2009

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Taylors finest and rarest wine, the very pinnacle of port. Only in a year when everything is perfect does Taylor`s declare a vintage. With the companys reputation at stake, declaring is not taken lightly, since it invites a knowledgeable and worldwide audience to judge whether perfection has indeed been achieved.The ultimate collectors wines, Taylor`s Vintage Ports will last for fifty years or more. They are renowned for their massive structure, concentration of flavor and distinctive masculine style. Bottled after two years in wood, they continue to mature for decades in the cellar, slowly attaining the sublime elegance and power which are the hallmarks of the Taylor`s style.

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Taylor Fladgate:
Taylor Fladgate is the only Port wine shipper to remain completely independent throughout its 310 year history. It is still a family run company producing the highest quality Port wines that continue to fetch a premium at auction. Taylor Fladgate is distributed in over 54 countries around the world. Taylor Fladgate has won prestigious awards for their declared vintages. Recently the Taylor Fl... Read more
Taylor Fladgate is the only Port wine shipper to remain completely independent throughout its 310 year history. It is still a family run company producing the highest quality Port wines that continue to fetch a premium at auction. Taylor Fladgate is distributed in over 54 countries around the world. Taylor Fladgate has won prestigious awards for their declared vintages. Recently the Taylor Fladgate 1992 was awarded a perfect 100 points from Robert Parker. The 1994 vintage also received 100 points and the Top Wine of the World award from the Wine Spectator. David Guimarãens leads the winemaking team that is responsible for maintaining Taylor Fladgate's position as a premium Port wine producer. Read less

External Reviews for Taylor Fladgate Porto Vintage

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Taylor Fladgateandrsquo;s vintage Ports are always among the legendary wines. This hugely structured wine keeps the dense, perfumed tradition very much alive. Along with the power, it also has wonderful fruit, bursting out with blackberry jam. Even with all the fruitiness, it needs to age for decades.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Sheer black, this has the toughness and power that often marks a young Taylor. One side of the tannins is as hard as nails, the other suppler. Itandrsquo;s a grand wine with intoxicating richness, running cool on an undercurrent of acidity. Itandrsquo;s also warm, with a sticky sweetness thatandrsquo;s unusual in Taylor. This needs time to integrate; it may prove a long-lived vintage.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

Sheer black, this has the toughness and power that often marks a young Taylor. One side of the tannins is as hard as nails, the other suppler. It’s a grand wine with intoxicating richness, running cool on an undercurrent of acidity. It’s also warm, with a sticky sweetness that’s unusual in Taylor. This needs time to integrate; it may prove a long-lived vintage.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

Taylor Fladgate’s vintage Ports are always among the legendary wines. This hugely structured wine keeps the dense, perfumed tradition very much alive. Along with the power, it also has wonderful fruit, bursting out with blackberry jam. Even with all the fruitiness, it needs to age for decades.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Fresh and lively, with raisin, spice and hints of blackberry. Full-bodied and very tight, with plenty of tannins. Very long. Needs to open. rsquo;91/rsquo;92 Port retrospective. Best after 2008.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

At its best, this wine is a vibrant, huge young Porto knocking out all the others with its delicious power mdash; a Master of the Universe wine. Itrsquo;s a blast of schist, cherry, raspberry, pomegranate and black licorice, all held in a supple grip that slides down the throat just as slowly as the winersquo;s color slides down the side of the glass. At this stage, the score shows some restraint, the wine having gone into a funk after a day of air and becoming reduced and difficult, only to rebound the following day. Still, this demonstrates the potential to be one of the greatest Port wines David Guimaraens has made, coming from a balanced year with beauty rather than aggression in the tannin. It will be fascinating to compare this to the 2003 as the wines age over the next 50 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

[Barrel tasting] A classic baby Vintage Port nose of blackberry, currant and a little bit of green lemon leaf. Full-bodied and medium sweet. Therersquo;s a solid core of ripe fruit and powerful tannins, with grip. The real deal.


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Taylors finest and rarest wine, the very pinnacle of port. Only in a year when everything is perfect does Taylor`s declare a vintage. With the companys reputation at stake, declaring is not taken lightly, since it invites a knowledgeable and worldwide audience to judge whether perfection has indeed been achieved.The ultimate collectors wines, Taylor`s Vintage Ports will last for fifty years or more. They are renowned for their massive structure, concentration of flavor and distinctive masculine style. Bottled after two years in wood, they continue to mature for decades in the cellar, slowly attaining the sublime elegance and power which are the hallmarks of the Taylor`s style.

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