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Date Printed: 4/16/2014
Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011
Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011
(search item no. 125734)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
PRICE ON 4/16/2014: $189.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 96 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1994 Wine Spectator rating: 100 points
1994 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
1977 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Impenetrable blue-black color with narrow purple rim. Intricate and finely constituted, the nose displays classic Taylor Fladgate elegance and poise. A dense core of pure, complex fruit, redolent of blackberry and cassis, is enveloped in a fragrant aura of violets. Resiny garrigue scents and subtle notes of licorice and black coffee emerge as the nose develops. On the palate, taut, linear tannins provide a solid framework. Fine berry fruit flavors linger into the finish where the tannins re-emerge, with an attractive touch of austerity. This is textbook Taylor Fladgate, the fine aromas and distinctive floral character of Vargellas blending with the dense dark woodland fruit and herbal scents of Terra Feita to produce a stylish wine with the unmistakable Taylor Fladgate combination of stamina and refinement.
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About Taylor Fladgate:

Taylor's is now into its fourth century: one of the very oldest of the Port companies. It is the last totally independent company of the original British Port houses-and is still family owned and managed. It is run today from Oporto by descendants of the Yeatman and Fladgate families, both of which have been partners in the firm since the 1830s. For more than 300 years Taylor's name has been synonymous with consistent excellence in Port.