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    Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port 2009
    Port - Portugal

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    • RP97
    • WE96
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 97 The Wine Advocate, 96 Wine Enthusiast, 94 Wine Spectator

    Region: Portugal

    Varietal: Port

    Other Info: Collectible Wines, Great Wine Gift

    Alcohol By Volume: 20%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 111085

    Winemaker's Notes:

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

    Inky black with purple rim. A nose of great purity opening on a vigorous note of concentrated black woodland fruit laced with raspberry and plum. Around this dense fruity core, with its attractive vibrancy and minerality, is a fragrant and complex aura of citrus fruit blossom and wild herbal scents of mint and lavendar. Supported by a tight warp of thick sinewy tannins, the palate explodes with concentrated ripe black fruit flavor which surges into the long finish before being gripped in a tight tannic embrace. A wine which manages to combine the massive structure and powerful fruitness of the 2009 harvest with elegance, poise and finesse.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Now with a couple years in bottle, I am erring to the Taylor’s over the Fonseca (although these can always change!) The Taylor’s show more delineation and refinement with pure black currant, cassis, pencil box, hints of marzipan and a hint of dark chocolate. The palate is full-bodied and sumptuous with super-fine tannins, very pure blackberry and boysenberry notes interlaced with cedar, dried fig and a touch of black pepper on the beautifully refined finish. Excellent.

    97 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Taylor Fladgate's vintage Ports are always among the legendary wines. This hugely structured wine keeps the dense, perfumed tradition very much alive. Along with the power, it also has wonderful fruit, bursting out with blackberry jam. Even with all the fruitiness, it needs to age for decades.
    Cellar Selection

    96 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Intensely fruity and dripping with luscious dark cherry, blackberry and blueberry flavors, leading to touches of sandalwood. Medium-grained tannins carry through to the lush, spice- and chocolate-filled finish. This shows fine grip and balance, with a very modern feel. Best from 2020 through 2045. 9,000 cases made.

    94 Points
    Wine Spectator
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