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Taylor Fladgate 2009 Vintage Porto 375ML | 97 POINTS

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$51.99
SKU:
20944
UPC:
084692000210
Size:
375ML
Vintage:
2009
Points:
97
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Product Overview

The 2009 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Porto boasts an inky black color with a purple rim. A nose of great purity opens 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 lavender. 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.

Varietal Composition: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, Tinta Amarela
Appellation: Douro DOC
Aging: 2 years in neutral oak
Residual Sugar: 99.5 g/L

97 Points - Wine Advocate
"Now with a couple years in bottle, I am erring to the Taylor's over the Fonseca (although these can always change!) The Taylor's show more delineation and refinement with pure black currant, cassis, pencil box, hints of marzipan and a hint of dark chocolate. The palate is full-bodied and sumptuous with super-fine tannins, very pure blackberry and boysenberry notes interlaced with cedar, dried fig and a touch of black pepper on the beautifully refined finish. Excellent." -NM, 6/27/13

96 Points, "Cellar Selection" - Wine Enthusiast
"Taylor Fladgate's vintage Ports are always among the legendary wines. This hugely structured wine keeps the dense, perfumed tradition very much alive. Along with the power, it also has wonderful fruit, bursting out with blackberry jam. Even with all the fruitiness, it needs to age for decades." -RV, 4/1/12

94 Points - Wine Spectator
"Intensely fruity and dripping with luscious dark cherry, blackberry and blueberry flavors, leading to touches of sandalwood. Medium-grained tannins carry through to the lush, spice- and chocolate-filled finish. This shows fine grip and balance, with a very modern feel. Best from 2020 through 2045. 9,000 cases made." -KM, 4/30/12

93 Points - Vinous
"Saturated deep ruby. Very ripe, expressive nose offers cassis, black cherry, licorice and exotic herbs. Hugely rich, thick and powerful in the context of the vintage, but with lovely purity and a saline complexity to the flavors of crushed black cherry and boysenberry. This will need some time in bottle to harmonize its brandy but has the spine for a slow and graceful evolution in bottle." -ST, Nov/2012

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