Original
25 Ratings
Taylor Fladgate

Wine Details

Style

Red

Wine Description

(1966 Vintage) This deep, rich, sweet port is a classic example of the vintage. It has a high-toned bouquet with a touch of liquorice and great flesh and flavour with a slightly hot finish.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine & Spirits
    (2003 Vintage) When the soils at Vargellas bake in the August sun, they give off a dry heat that has translated directly into this wine. Each taste is a shower of broken schist complexities that explode out of the fruit, in a wine that seems to immortalize the soil rather than the season. On release, Taylor is usually more tense, more tightly wound in its structure that this 2000, a vintage with definitive architectural underpinnings balanced by muscular, bold and rounded fruit. Both elements are primary, but neither forms the lasting impression of the wine. They balance and complete it, line it up for a century of life, even as the complexities of the wine singe themselves into an almost physical memory of the taste. They leave an impression from the lips to the back of the throat, a tension that refuses to diminish, a line of energy with the power to warm the soul.
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2003 Vintage) Bright, saturated ruby. Vibrant, pure aromas of blackberry, violet and bitter chocolate. Juicy, minerally, precise and penetrating, but quite primary and unevolved today. Shows strong but integrated acidity and a tight kernel of fruit. Best today on the slow-building, rising, aristocratic finish. But today the wine's tannins are less obvious than its acids. This seems distinctly less ripe and chewy than the great 2000 Taylor's but it's still extremely unevolved. Latour-like in its structure and r...
  • Wine Spectator
    (1970 Vintage) Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/89
  • Wine Spectator
    (1947 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 07/31/97
  • Wine Spectator
    (1983 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/89