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    Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port 2007
    Port - Portugal

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    • WS97
    • W&S95
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 97 Wine Spectator, 95 The Wine Advocate, 95 Wine Enthusiast, 95 Wine & Spirits, 94 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Portugal

    Varietal: Port

    Other Info: Collectible Wines, Great Wine Gift

    Alcohol By Volume: 20%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 100290

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The 1994 vintage of this wine was ranked #2 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 1997

    Opaque purple black color with a narrow violet rim. Characteristically stylish and racy, with a nose of dense blackcurrant and woodland fruit overlaid with discreet herbal nuances and scents of violet and rose petals. As usual the classic Taylor Fladgate elegance and understatement conceal the wine's inner strength and stamina. On the palate it displays the lean, sinewy and tightly knit tannins which are so much a feature of the house style and the vibrant and clearly delineated fruit flavors which are the hallmark of the 2007 vintage.

    Critical Acclaim:

    A classic baby Vintage Port nose of blackberry, currant and a little bit of green lemon leaf. Full-bodied and medium sweet. There's a solid core of ripe fruit and powerful tannins, with grip. The real deal. 94-97 points

    97 Points
    Wine Spectator

    The 2007 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port is a blend of multiple sites meant to express the house style in a great year. It displays a superb aromatic array of pencil lead, Asian spices, incense, blackberry, and floral notes. Dense, suave, and opulent on the palate, this is a mouth-filling, intense, layered wine that has superb grip and concentration. It will effortlessly age for 25+ years and still be delivering pleasure at age 50.

    95 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Enticing violet and black currant aromas are followed by ripe plum and spice flavors. Maybe this isn’t the most powerful Taylor Fladgate vintage ever, but it is balanced, opulent, beautifully made, the tannins fine, layered, with exquisite final acidity.

    95 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    At its best, this wine is a vibrant, huge young Porto knocking out all the others with its delicious power-a Master of the Universe wine. It's a blast of schist, cherry, raspberry, pomegranate and black licorice, all held in a supple grip that slides down the throat just as slowly as the wine's color slides down the side of the glass. At this stage, the score shows some restraint, the wine having gone into a funk after a day of air and becoming reduced and difficult, only to rebound the following day. Still, this demonstrates the potential to be one of the greatest Port wines David Guimaraens has made, coming from a balanced year with beauty rather than aggression in the tannin. It will be fascinating to compare this to the 2003 as the wines age over the next 50 years.

    95 Points
    Wine & Spirits

    Bright, deep ruby. Superripe but youthfully clenched aromas of kirsch, blueberry, black licorice, smoke and minerals. Densely packed, suave and thick; has the texture of liquid velvet but urgent minerality gives it outstanding energy and a light touch. Best today on the slow-building, firmly tannic, spicy, palate-staining finish, which shows more grip and thrust than the Vargellas. This gained in complexity and definition for upwards of 72 hours in the recorked bottle. The Vargellas is an outstanding site expression while this is a great blend-and likely to enjoy a slower evolution in bottle. As usual, this should be among the longest-lived wines of the vintage.

    94 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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