Taylor Fladgate 40 Year Tawny Porto

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$229.99
SKU:
8234
UPC:
084692301249
Size:
750ML
Vintage:
Non Vintage
Points:
95
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Product Overview

The non-vintage Taylor Fladgate 40 Year Old Tawny Porto shows the old olive-gold hue of its many years in cask. Decades of evaporation have concentrated this extraordinary wine to an exceptional density, with a powerful nose of dried fruit, honey, and a touch of spice. Impressions of nutmeg, roasted coffee, and an intense nuttiness converge both in the bouquet and on the palate. The wine's rich, intense, voluptuous, almost viscous texture culminate in a finish of incredible length.

Varietal Composition: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão, Tinta Amarela
Appellation: Douro DOC
Aging: Average of 40 years in neutral oak
Residual Sugar: 124.52 g/L

95 Points - Wine Spectator
"Alluring, with a warm date and gently mulled fig and peach core gliding through, while light alder, bitter almond and candied ginger notes add sparkle and texture along the edges. Frankly sweet through the finish but with the energy for balance. Drink now. 975 cases made, 300 cases imported." -JM, 6/30/18

95 Points - Wine Advocate
"The NV 40 Year Old Tawny Port was bottled with a bar top cork in 2014. It comes in with 125 grams per liter of residual sugar. Big, weighty and mouth filling, this is an aromatic Tawny that finishes with acidity and tension. Gripping on the finish, its flavors become more interesting as long as it sits in the glass (or on your palate). It is not, perhaps, as sunny as the Fonseca, its sibling reviewed this issue, but it is denser and more gripping. Comparing to the Taylor 30 (also reviewed), I'm not sure I liked the 40 here all that much better. The 30 is a bit fleshier while this 40 is a bit more concentrated in flavor and aromatics. Perhaps some additional age also helped this 40 combat some of the aggression on the 30. They are both pretty fine, a difference of five to Midnight and five after, rather than night and day. It is still a fine experience and my favorite of the group. Don't drink it too warm. Room temperature is mostly too warm. The sweet spot for most tends to be 58-62 degrees Fahrenheit." -MS, 12/30/15

95 Points, "Editors' Choice" - Wine Enthusiast
"A superb wine, elegance and weight combined magisterially. It has all the right mature flavors, ripe fruit, intense marmalade and concentration. This is a wine with a great reputation, and the taste doesn't let that reputation down. Imported by Kobrand." -RV, 8/1/06

92 Points - Vinous
"The 40-Year Old Tawny (2017 bottling) has a lifted bouquet of marmalade, clove and singed leather, quite deep with hints of dried quince coming through. The palate is lively and vibrant on the entry, quite spicy with clove and ginger, very cohesive although I just miss that lovely nutty finish that is offered by its 30-Year Old counterpart. Tasted at the Big Fortified Tasting in London." -NM, Jun/2018

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