Taylor Fladgate 2011 Vintage Porto | 97 POINTS

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$94.99
SKU:
26062
UPC:
084692000715
Size:
750ML
Points:
97
Vintage:
2011
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Product Overview

The 2011 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Porto boasts an impenetrable blue-black color with a narrow purple rim. Intricate and finely constituted, the nose displays classic Taylor 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 to provide 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 unmistakeable Taylor combination of stamina and refinement.

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: 96.4 g/L

97 Points, "Collectibles" - Wine Spectator
"Powerful, featuring concentrated dark plum and spicy cherry flavors that are finely balanced, showing notes of raspberry preserves. The mocha and wild herb accents are interwoven and supported by powerful tannins. The finish offers intense grip and violet hints. Best from 2020 through 2045." -KM, 10/15/13

97 Points, "Cellar Selection" - Wine Enthusiast
"There is an initial smoky character, followed by a burst of ripe, rich black fruits, giving the wine weight and a dark, brooding core. Black plum and berry fruits, considerable acidity and a delicate final perfume flesh out this wine's character. For serious aging." -RV, 11/1/13

(96-98) Points - Wine Advocate
"The 2011 Taylor's Vintage 2011 has a multifaceted, Pandora's Box of a nose that is mercurial in the glass: cassis at first before blackberry and raspberry politely ask it to move aside, followed by wilted rose petals and Dorset plum. Returning after one 45 minutes that nose has shut up shop. The palate is sweet and sensual on the entry, plush and opulent, with copious black cherries, boysenberry and cassis fruit, curiously more reminiscent of Fonseca! It just glides across the palate with a mouth-coating, glycerine-tinged finish that has a wonderful lightness of touch, demonstrating how Vintage Port is so much more accessible in its youth nowadays. But don’t let that fool you into dismissing the seriousness or magnitude of this outstanding Taylor's. Tasted May 2013." -NM, 6/27/13

96+ Points - Vinous
"Bright medium ruby. Knockout nose combines smoky dark fruits, exotic flowers, spices, dried lavender, minerals and a balsamic nuance. Hugely concentrated, dense and primary but with penetrating minerality giving finesse and precision to the mid-palate. Extremely fine-grained, classy wine with fresh acidity and restrained sweetness. The firmly tannic, mineral-tinged finish features outstanding perfumed persistence and the structure and balance for decades of development in the cellar. Still, this is not as austere in its youth as some recent vintages." -ST, May/2014

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