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Port Tasting

Schaumburg Binny's

Tasted December 12, 2009 by IWineAlot with 530 views

Introduction

This was an overall great port tasting. The '07s are looking very good and the '03s are still drinking extremely well so young.

Flight 1 (8 notes)

Red - Fortified
2003 Croft Porto Vintage Portugal, Douro, Porto
92 points
Sweet berries on nose and cherry palate. Nice silky tannins. I really like the cherries on this wine. Delicious stuff.
Red - Fortified
2003 Taylor (Fladgate) Porto Late Bottled Vintage Portugal, Douro, Porto
89 points
Retail tasting of Ports. Jotted down some quick tasting notes. Right off the bat I got some good amount of heat and currant on the nose. Tons of dark fruits on the palate. Nice finish to this wine, still needs time to calm down a bit.
Red - Fortified
2003 Taylor (Fladgate) Porto Vintage Portugal, Douro, Porto
93 points
Dark, massive and tannic. Nice spice, plum and chocolate notes. Drinking very nicely.
Red - Fortified
2003 Fonseca Porto Vintage Portugal, Douro, Porto
92 points
Very young port. Alcohol came through on the palate a little. Nice cedar, spice cake with plenty of dark fruit. Long and powerful finish. Needs a lot more time to bring everything into focus.
Red - Fortified
2007 Taylor (Fladgate) Porto Vintage Portugal, Douro, Porto
95 points
I was shocked at how approachable these '07s are right now. Nice dark purple color. Dark berries for days, sweet and massive on the palate, just mouth coating. I even get some nice floral notes along with some spice. Great port.
Red - Fortified
2007 Fonseca Porto Vintage Portugal, Douro, Porto
94 points
In comparison to the '07 Taylor I thought this was much more massive and powerful where the Taylor was more feminine/elegant in style.

Dark purple in color. Super seductive on the nose and palate. I got tons of dark berries, vanilla and hints of earth. Nice long finish.
Red - Fortified
N.V. Fonseca Porto 10 Year Old Tawny Portugal, Douro, Porto
91 points
Light brown color with hints of red. Walnuts, maple syrup, honey and spice box.
Red - Fortified
N.V. Taylor (Fladgate) Porto 20 Year Old Tawny Portugal, Douro, Porto
92 points
Nice 20-year. Walnuts, fig, caramel, hint of chocolate. Nice and smooth.
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