1997 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port
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21 Ratings
1997 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2011 Vintage) Impenetrable blue-black color with narrow purple rim. Intricate and finely constituted, the nose displays classic Taylor Fladgate 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, with 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 unmistakable Taylor Fladgate combination of stamina and refinement.

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  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate
  • Wine Enthusiast
    Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast