Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port 2017

Item
981797
Size Pack
750 ml
$110.00
Case of 6
$594.00

Details

James Suckling's Top 100 of 2019, Rank: #28
Complex aromas of tar, wet earth, dark berry and flowers follow through to a full body, medium sweet and amazing compacted concentration. Vertical and so deep. It goes on for minutes. Truly excellent. Better after 2027. -James Suckling, Nov 2019
Reviewed by: James Suckling
- 99 pts

The 2017 Vintage Port, not quite bottled when seen but the final blend, is a field blend aged for approximately 20 months in wood. It comes in with 100 grams of residual sugar. A step up (or two) on the 2016, this shows fine depth, more focus, vivid fruit and serious power. It's not particularly thick, austere or astringent, but this is built for the long haul. It is potentially a great Taylor's, effortlessly combining brilliant fruit and structure. It tastes great now (today, it is far more vivid than its Vinha Velha sibling), but the power makes this hard to drink today. So, have some patience. It will need some time, probably a lot more than indicated, and will likely last longer than indicated as well. As noted in the accompanying article, I don't see much point to impossibly long drinking windows. At some point, reevaluation is required. -Mark Squires, Jul 2019
Reviewed by: The Wine Advocate
- 98-100 pts
  • Type Fortified Wine
  • Varietal Port
  • Area Douro

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