Red - Fortified

1970 Taylor (Fladgate) Porto Vintage

Port Blend

  • Portugal
  • Douro
  • Porto
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Community Tasting Notes 132

  • canan wrote: (94 points)

    May 23, 2016 - Vintage Port 1970 Horisontal (Portvinsklubben 1981): Loverly and delicate raspberry fruit with a little cherry notes also.
    Lots of complexity with mint, menthol, coffee, chocolate and a little sweetness.
    Great elegance and purity of flavors.

  • johneagle wrote: (90 points)

    May 10, 2016 - These two were considerably less exciting than the last ones drunk a year or so before. None left now!

  • burgbob wrote: (93 points)

    February 19, 2016 - From a well cellared 375 ml. Somewhere between a tawny and vintage. The structure is good and this could still evolve farther, but I decanted it and started drinking and it was open from the start.

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  • Too much practice. wrote: (90 points)

    December 31, 2015 - Past its peak, more like a tawny now. But still a joy.

  • jlgnml Likes this wine: (94 points)

    December 11, 2015 - Crisp Crimson color, butterscotch, fig, caramel. Light, decanted for 3 hrs, will drink well over the coming nights and score should improve.

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Pro Reviews 19

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For The Love of Port

  • By Roy Hersh
    Issue #70, 6/23/2012

    (Taylor’s Vintage Port) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    10/21/2010 (link)

    (Taylor's port Red) Subscribe to see review text.

For The Love of Port

  • By Roy Hersh
    Issue #53, 5/17/2010

    (Taylor Vintage Port) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Roy Hersh
    Issue #51

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  • By Roy Hersh
    Issue #49, 1/28/2010

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  • By Roy Hersh
    June 2008, Issue #33

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  • By Roy Hersh
    June 2008, Issue #32

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  • By Roy Hersh
    November 2007, Issue #27 (link)

    (Taylor Vintage Port) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Roy Hersh
    January 2008, Issue #29 (link)

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View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2007, Issue #7, One Hundred Years of Taylor’s

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For The Love of Port

  • By Roy Hersh
    November 2006, Issue #19 (link)

    (Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Roy Hersh
    September 2006, Issue #17 (link)

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/13/2004 (link)

    (Taylor port Red) Subscribe to see review text.

For The Love of Port

  • By Roy Hersh
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    (Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port) Subscribe to see review text.

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RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    5/17/2010 (link) 93 points

    (Taylor (Fladgate) Porto Vintage) Bricking medium cherry red color with pale meniscus; odd, dried out, dried orange, VA nose; tasty, dried berry, cherry, roses palate with depth, a little hot, not showing as well as prior bottles; long finish (decanted for about 3 hours)

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    March 2007 (link) 19+ points

    (Taylor's Vintage Port) On first opening it, this wine gave off some wonderfully sweet and complex aromas, very reminiscent of roasted meats, with a savoury-sweet, chargrilled note. This sweet, meaty, aroma stayed with the wine over the three days, with little touches of caramel. But it also showed some impressively persistent fruit, notes of gently macerated cherry and plum, with pepper and nutmeg spices. The palate doesn't disappoint after such a promising nose; most importantly it has a balanced, harmonious composition, where every component just seems to be present to just the right degree. It starts off with a very fresh, fluid presence, deliciously gentle and detached, before building both in grip and in backbone through the midpalate. It shows some firm alcohol on the finish, but with a creamy weight, plentiful fruit complexity and some chalky tannins which suggest to me that this wine will continue to improve in the cellar. And the length? It is very pleasing. Not, surprisingly, remarkably long, fading with little ceremony, but it does linger for a little while. Overall, a super wine which should drink well for a decade at least, and perhaps much longer than that. A great bottle.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/22/2005 (link) 95 points

    (Taylor (Fladgate) Porto Vintage) Nice roses, raspberry, strawberry jam nose; delicious, mellow, tawny, rounded palate; long finish 95+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1970
  • Type Red - Fortified
  • Producer Taylor (Fladgate)
  • Varietal Port Blend
  • Designation Vintage
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Portugal
  • Region Douro
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Porto

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 14 (0%)
  • In Cellars 2,431 (78%)
  • Consumed 658 (21%)

Food Pairing

Cigars, Nøtter, Ost(Blåmugg)

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