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2000 Taylor (Fladgate) Porto Vintage

Port Blend

  • Portugal
  • Douro
  • Porto

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  • 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.

    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

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  • Michigan Mostberg commented:

    11/18/17, 7:16 PM - Write a book in another forum. "Tellicherry pepper"?... really?

  • sweetstuff commented:

    11/19/17, 7:47 AM - Offensive word removed. Respectfully, can't you 'unfavorite' me and there'd be room enough for both of us? Did you see that there's a shortened extract for those in a hurry? A vintage port is a rather complex subject, and this note was written with a port forum in mind and posted here as a courtesy to those who might like to see it.

    In any case, I truly do appreciate the input.

  • SLB83 commented:

    6/1/18, 2:29 PM - Really enjoyed your TS. Please do keep writing these extensive notes. Very helpful.

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