Red - Fortified

1970 Taylor (Fladgate) Porto Vintage

Port Blend

  • Portugal
  • Douro
  • Porto
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Community Tasting Notes 136

  • rmalloy Likes this wine: (97 points)

    December 25, 2016 - This wine, at present, is a mouthful of the finest, most intense cocktail cherries. Very sweet. There are hints of baking spices, but the cherry fruit is overwhelmingly dominant, and talking about anything else is searching for tasting notes instead of describing the wine. Even at 46 years old, this is an unusually intense wine.

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  • rmalloy wrote: (97 points)

    December 17, 2016 - Unbelievable that this wine is 46 years old. It is incredibly rich, powerful, and fruit-forward (not to mention sweet). A massive core of brandy-macerated cherries along with heady aromas of fruitcake, leather, and dark caramel. Not much of the violets that I prize so dearly in vintage port, but the decadent cherries make up for it. This wine has so much vitality that I have to believe it will drink well for the entirety of this century. I hope my language is conveying the extraordinary nature of this wine.

  • Good Stuff Likes this wine: (95 points)

    November 27, 2016 - really good stuff, had it with the 1977 vintage and found both equally delightful

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  • up4wine wrote:

    October 6, 2016 - Dessert wine for the Lynch-Bages Vertical. Just a spectacular port.

  • 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.

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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)

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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)

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

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

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

    (Taylor port Red) 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)

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  • 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 23 (1%)
  • In Cellars 2,489 (77%)
  • Consumed 703 (22%)

Food Pairing

Cigars, Nøtter, Ost(Blåmugg)

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