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Date Printed: 8/27/2014
Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port 2009
Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port 2009
(search item no. 111085)
collectible wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 8/27/2014: $99.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 97 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 96 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:

The 1994 vintage of this wine was ranked #2 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 1997

Inky black with purple rim. A nose of great purity opening on a vigorous note of concentrated black woodland fruit laced with raspberry and plum. Around this dense fruity core, with its attractive vibrancy and minerality, is a fragrant and complex aura of citrus fruit blossom and wild herbal scents of mint and lavendar. Supported by a tight warp of thick sinewy tannins, the palate explodes with concentrated ripe black fruit flavor which surges into the long finish before being gripped in a tight tannic embrace. A wine which manages to combine the massive structure and powerful fruitness of the 2009 harvest with elegance, poise and finesse.

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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.