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Taylor Fladgate 1965 Very Old Single Harvest Tawny Porto | 96 POINTS

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$299.99
SKU:
31975
UPC:
084692614127
Size:
750ML
Points:
96
Vintage:
1965
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Product Overview

The 1965 Taylor Fladgate Very Old Single Harvest Tawny Porto has been matured for five decades in seasoned oak casks in the Taylor Fladgate's lodges in Oporto. It has a seductive tawny color which fades to a broad amber rim with discreet olive highlights. The nose is very fine and delicate, with an attractive walnut and marzipan nuttiness, notes of fine oak and discreet aromas of marmalade, black pepper, and cinnamon. On the palate, the wine is full and round, with a smooth silky texture and warm mellow spicy flavors. The finish is long, with a crisp, clean lift of acidity. Wonderfully poised and elegant, this exceptional Aged Tawny Port is ready to drink now and is the perfect wine with which to celebrate a 50th birthday or anniversary.

Varietal Composition: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, Tinta Amarela
Appellation: Douro DOC
Aging: 50 years in neutral oak
Residual Sugar: 157 g/L

96 Points - Wine Enthusiast
"The age of this very fine old tawny is obvious from the old gold color. At 50 years, though, it still has amazingly impressive fruit and great depth of flavor. Acidity and spice are allied to dried apricot, raisins and a terrific concentration. This attractive, masterful wine is totally ready to drink." -RV, 10/1/15

95 Points - Wine Spectator
"Vibrant and zesty, with an engaging minerality and flavors of dried apricot, butterscotch, almond and spice. Still fresh despite the age, this features a finish that zings with notes of dried citrus peel and juniper berry. Drink now. 120 cases imported." -KM, 9/30/15

95 Points - Wine Advocate
"The 1965 Very Old Single Harvest Port, that is, a Coheita, single vintage tawny, is part of Taylor's continuing series of releases of old Colheitas. field blend of typical grapes, it comes in at 157 grams per liter of residual sugar. In the overall context of amazing old Colheitas, it may not take 1st prize, but it will strike anyone who loves them as pretty fine. Get ready for those aromatics that are powerful from several feet away. Irresistible on opening, it has an up-front rush of sugar, concentrated aromatics and remarkable concentration of flavor on the finish. Laced with classic old tawny nuances, including a bit of molasses and treacle, it ends with a dark, burnished feel. The mid-palate depth is just average. There are some whiffs of brandy that are sometimes rather too obvious here and there, but not often. Overall, it is bright and lively, with its good acidity cutting through the sugar and concentrated flavors. The two balance each other well. Some tawnies are caressing and sensual; some are rich and lush; some lean more to bite and focus. This is in the latter category, but the price of admission here is that concentration of mature, old tawny Port flavors. The acidity and the sugar lace those flavors into the palate. It emphasizes treacle more as time goes on. It's pretty fine. Note: this was tasted from a 375ml with a bar-top cork." -MS, 2/27/15

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