1945 Taylor (Fladgate) Porto Vintage

Community Tasting Note


98 Points

Friday, October 5, 2012 - CT Wisconsin Offline 2; 10/5/2012-10/6/2012 (Madison, WI): Medium-dark cherry-garnet in the middle, to garnet-root beer color at the rim, showing really beautiful clarity and depth of color after decanting for sediment and slow oxidation for several hours. On the nose, the spirit is a bit fumey but never unpleasant, and eventually blew off with time in the glass. Showing warm Christmas spice, praline, raspberry, licorice, and a very clean, minutes-long finish. As near to a perfect Vintage Port as I have tasted. This bottle seems more youthful than mature, with the depth and weight of a wine 25 years younger. Less feminine elegance than some fine Taylor's I've tasted, but more remarkable for its depth and power. From a very clean bottle, neck fill, embossed wax capsule. The next bottle will get a 12 hour decant.

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