Red - Fortified

1970 Taylor (Fladgate) Porto Vintage

Port Blend

  • Portugal
  • > Douro
  • > Porto
Drink between 1994 - 2023
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Community Tasting Notes 119

  • Too much practice. wrote: (90 points)

    November 16, 2014 - Very good. This could last a while longer, it actually tasted quite young, despite an inch of tannins deposited in the bottle. Probably better with something sweet than a hard cheese, now.

  • LWI wrote: (96 points)

    October 17, 2014 - Youthful and wonderful. Best bottle so far.

  • Burgundy Al wrote: (93 points)

    August 5, 2014 - Birthday Celebration (Paris Club - Chicago IL): Exactly the style of Port I most enjoy, this showed caramel, figs and raisins with hints on chocolate and dark berries. Borderline sweet with savory, energetic notes everywhere. I would expect this will be even nicer tomorrow and even next week.

  • floydtp wrote: (95 points)

    May 21, 2014 - Decanted 6 hours on recommendation from Roy. Served at a large CellarTracker event (Galveston). No detailed notes but seem to hit on all cylinders. Decanting time seemed appropriate based on a tasting when first opened and again later. Tremendously long finish that seemed to persist through the next wine tasted.

  • WineArchitect wrote: (95 points)

    March 7, 2014 - What a stunning beauty. Showing quit well. The aromatics leapt from the glass to my nose and were of tobacco, red fruit, chocolate and the smallest hint of alcahol. The flavors were even more intense on the palate. The finish was long and silky. Paired well with Montecristo #2's. EG #WineArchitect

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Pro Reviews 19

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For The Love of Port

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

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

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For The Love of Port

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

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  • 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)

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  • 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)

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  • 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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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 20 (1%)
  • In Cellars 2290 (81%)
  • Consumed 508 (18%)

Food Pairing

Cigars, Nøtter, Ost(Blåmugg)

Who Likes This Wine

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