Red - Fortified

2000 Taylor (Fladgate) Porto Vintage

Port Blend

  • Portugal
  • Douro
  • Porto
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Community Tasting Notes 61

  • dsimmons Likes this wine:

    May 7, 2017 - Decanted 8 hours. This was a very enjoyable and powerful port. I would say it has a long life ahead.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • sweetstuff wrote: (96 points)

    May 2, 2017 - 2000 Taylor (Fladgate) Porto Vintage, bottled 2002, Bottled by Taylor, Fladgate, and Yeatman, Vinhos SA, VNde Gaia, Portugal; imported by Kobrand, New York, NY, purchased at Sams Club, Ann Arbor, MI. $65/750 ml (2003). 20.5 pavb. Stored 53-55 degrees F since purchase. From Impitoyable.

    About 12 hours in decanter at room temperature, and then replaced into bottle. Moderately fine and copious crust. Color dark purple with some edging, typical of a Taylors of this vintage style and bottle age.

    Fine Tellicherry pepper grind in the nose. Underneath a high-toned Taylor plum/cherry fruit, clove, and vanilla. Palate shows style-typical medium texture and sweetness, but much of that is fruit that will absorb with time; sweet plum, cherry, thyme, slight umami savoriness: Medium-grained ripe full maturing tannins, clearly an adolescent decanted in advance; great length almost the best part. On this showing and with this handling history, drink 2018, with full maturity approaching in 2030.

    Served with: Crown VALLEY Point Blue, Wisconsin cheese that's a great value for money. Excellent match; rather sweet and slightly salty, with very good flavor symbiosis. Lunch with Jackie, Kurt, and Carolyn, but first sipped the evening before with Jackie to get a foundational impression upon opening.

    72 hours after opening and 12 hours in the decanter, with 24 hours of argon exposure at the end. Very spicy and with plenty of fine tannin coupled with some heat. Full tears and full texture. Plenty of rose of attar and fresh ground pink pepper. Has a bit of linseed oil and some nice broth and vanilla, a little soft in the middle of the nose at present. Needs a bit more time open in glass. After another 7 days, color lighter; violets, powdered sugar, sweetened dried plums, vanilla are more integrated, as is palate, tannins, and and aftertaste. 96/100

    7 people found this helpful Comment
  • twoamps Likes this wine: (95 points)

    February 18, 2017 - chocolate, black cherry, a little floral note, a really nice luscious mouthful. Some flaky sediment but nothing to worry about. We'll try the next bottle in 2020.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • jkoenen wrote: (96 points)

    December 24, 2016 - Chocolate covered cherries, licorice, dark spice, rose petals and violets. Unbelievably smooth and soft, this extremely young wine is just entering prime time and will provide several decades of drinking pleasure. Fantastic stuff.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • rbfleming wrote: (93 points)

    December 14, 2016 - Luscious, rounded, complex. Chocolate, plums and berries. Excellent wine -- will last for many more years, but great right now.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2000
  • Type Red - Fortified
  • Producer Taylor (Fladgate)
  • Varietal Port Blend
  • Designation Vintage
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Portugal
  • Region Douro
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Porto
  • UPC Codes 084692000012, 084692000029, 084692000210, 084692000715, 084692300846, 5013626110102, 5013626110881, 5013626110928, 5013626111192

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 141 (1%)
  • In Cellars 8,377 (89%)
  • Consumed 898 (10%)

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