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Taylor Fladgate 1969 Very Old Single Harvest Tawny Porto

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$254.99
SKU:
47046
UPC:
084692632404
Size:
750ML
Vintage:
1969
Points:
93
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Product Overview

The 1969 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 deep mahogany color with discreet olive highlights on the rim. The very fine, elegant nose, with an opulent core of wild honey, treacle, and butterscotch, is infused with a spicy redolence of black pepper and cinnamon. Cedary cigar box aromas, savory scents of wild herbs, and a discreet aura of fresh mint add a further layer of complexity. The perfectly calibrated palate is lifted by fresh acidity and delivers a wealth of rich mellow flavor, molasses, dried figs, sultanas, and apricot confit. The finish is clean and bright, with ripe pear and mint and very discreet zesty citrus notes.

Varietal Composition: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão
Appellation: Douro DOC
Aging: 50 years in neutral oak
Residual Sugar: 158 g/L

93 Points - Wine Spectator
"This has gained length, cut and nuance with age, offering a mix of hazelnut husk, date, singed sesame, buckwheat, bitter cocoa and black currant paste flavors, all laced with a streak of green tea. Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Cão, Tinta Roriz and Tinta Barocca. Drink now. 750 cases made, 200 cases imported." -JM, 9/30/19

92 Points - Wine Advocate
"The 1969 Very Old Single Harvest Tawny Port comes in with 158 grams of residual sugar. It was bottled in November 2018 with a bar-top cork. The latest release in Taylor's 50-year Colheita program, this doesn't show a lot of energy, and it has a little bitterness on the finish. It is laced with a touch of treacle on opening, but that blends in well after some time. I enjoyed the complexity. It seems very mature in other ways, though, rather soft with relatively little intensity. That's all relative, of course. It still drinks well and tastes great in a very understated way. (I'd add that this, unlike most old tawnies, actually showed better as it warmed closer to room temperature.) Of recent releases in this program, I'd have to pick some of the others, granting that they aren't all here together. The next day, it tasted great, but it sometimes seemed a touch flat. For all of that, I still rather liked this for its freshness and elegance." -MS, 4/30/19

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