Taylor Fladgate

Vintage Port Blend

9.4370 ratings
9.4100 pro ratings
Porto, Douro, Portugal
Port Blend
Top Notes For
Mike Saviage

Late night pull of this 375 bottle. In a good window for consumption. “Big” is the only note I wrote late in the night. I’m guessing that is accurate.

Late night pull of this 375 bottle. In a good window for consumption. “Big” is the only note I wrote late in the night. I’m guessing that is accurate.

Nov 27th, 2020
Severn Goodwin

Dinner party with friends, notes possibly.

Dinner party with friends, notes possibly.

Dec 30th, 2019
Shay A
9.5

Another Wednesday Wine Committee for the books, this one in honor of a former WWC member, with the wines donates from his cellar by his family. A wonderful tribute. Wines tasted blind as usual.

Just incredible. I guessed early ‘70s vintage port. So much life ahead. Baked blackberry pie, old graham cracker & cherry liqueur with a finish that hardly ends. Fantastic!

Another Wednesday Wine Committee for the books, this one in honor of a former WWC member, with the wines donates from his cellar by his family. A wonderful tribute. Wines tasted blind as usual.

Just incredible. I guessed early ‘70s vintage port. So much life ahead. Baked blackberry pie, old graham cracker & cherry liqueur with a finish that hardly ends. Fantastic!

Jan 30th, 2019
Ron R
9.5

Purchased en primeur in Europe 20 yrs ago. Cork disintegrated, but the wine is just superb. It’s intense, rich and smooth. Fresh notes of tobacco on the nose and palate. Excellent on its own, or with a cheese plate.

Purchased en primeur in Europe 20 yrs ago. Cork disintegrated, but the wine is just superb. It’s intense, rich and smooth. Fresh notes of tobacco on the nose and palate. Excellent on its own, or with a cheese plate.

Jan 21st, 2019
Mike Saviage

Dark brooding color. Opaque. Intense nose. Notes of raspberry, sweet plums, kirsch liqueur and some sweet prunes. Intense in the mouth as well. Makes the face flush. With more air this blew up. Woke everyone up at dessert.

Dark brooding color. Opaque. Intense nose. Notes of raspberry, sweet plums, kirsch liqueur and some sweet prunes. Intense in the mouth as well. Makes the face flush. With more air this blew up. Woke everyone up at dessert.

Nov 23rd, 2018
Gary Westby

Champagne & Sherry buyer K&L Wines

10

Big birthday night for my dad and I! This was a classic with Stilton. Expressive, aromatic, super long and full of rooty goodness. Purchased on release by my my father.

Big birthday night for my dad and I! This was a classic with Stilton. Expressive, aromatic, super long and full of rooty goodness. Purchased on release by my my father.

3 people found it helpfulNov 8th, 2014
Tom Kobylarz

Plump and dry, kirsch, black tea, licorice, anise spice, cocoa bitter chocolate, noticeably tannic and dry in the finish (Coravin tap from 2 months ago)

Plump and dry, kirsch, black tea, licorice, anise spice, cocoa bitter chocolate, noticeably tannic and dry in the finish (Coravin tap from 2 months ago)

1 person found it helpfulNov 2nd, 2014
Nico J. Snyman

Quite interesting, extremely hot on the finish, but still keeping most of its faculties.

Quite interesting, extremely hot on the finish, but still keeping most of its faculties.

May 4th, 2017
Jason Chang

Proprietor NINE SUNS Winery, HOUYI Vineyard

9.5

Wowza.

Wowza.

Apr 6th, 2017
Tom Kobylarz

Great, sometimes overlooked vintage port year, this was all youth, power and structure. Great checking in...but wait...it's apex is a ways away.

Great, sometimes overlooked vintage port year, this was all youth, power and structure. Great checking in...but wait...it's apex is a ways away.

Mar 8th, 2017