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    Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port 1997
    Port - Portugal

    Ratings

    • WE96
    • RP96
    Price: $109.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 96 The Wine Advocate, 96 Wine Enthusiast, 95 International Wine Cellar, 94 Wine Spectator

    Region: Portugal

    Varietal: Port

    Other Info: Great Wine Gift, Collectible Wines

    Item no. 13575

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Black purple: opaque. Dense, tight, rich full fruit nose. Cedar and dark berry aromas. A big, full bocied wine with greath finesse and style. Great character and potential.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Saturated black/purple-colored, with stunning aromatics of blueberries, blackberries, licorice, and iron, this spectacular vintage port is one of the stars of the vintage. Extremely full-bodied, with silky tannin, spectacular concentration and purity, multiple flavor levels, and an evolved, forward personality, this is an exquisite yet precocious 1997 vintage port. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2030.

    96 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    This is rather flashy for Taylor, with plenty of upfront appeal to its floral, spicy aromas and gobs of fruit. It’s very lush and soft on the palate, almost overloaded with blackberries and plums, then firms up and begins to show that Taylor reserve on the dusty finish. Hold.

    96 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Saturated deep ruby. Great minerally aromas of black plum, black cherry, roasted meat and deep spices. Very sweet and very dense, with youthfully backward black fruit, mineral and bitter chocolate flavors. Finishes with wonderfully ripe, sweet tannins and superb persistence and grip. Has the verve most '97s lack. This may ultimately challenge the great '94.

    95 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    Very ripe on the nose, with raisin and dried flowers. Full-bodied, medium-sweet and chewy, Racy and rich. Still needs time, but you can drink and enjoy if you decant a few hours before. '77/'85/'97 blind Port retrospective. Best after 2011. 10,000 cases made.

    94 Points
    Wine Spectator
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