Single Quinta Port from one of the top houses in the Douro...Spice, violets and plummy fruit leap out of the glass. Follows well on the palate with layers of fruit and spice. There is a lovely core of acidity to to this wine which keeps it lively, fresh and extremely drinkable. Drinking very well now but will no doubt provide excellent drinking over the next 5-10 years. (Tasted Nov 2013)
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So fresh and peppery! Gosh this is good - more claret than the lusher Graham's Quinta dos Malvedos, very much in tune with these wine farms' characters. Compare and contrast with any 2001 red bordeaux. At this price you would be swimming in the shallows whereas these two wines are top of the port tree. Drink: 2012-2028 (tasted 2012)
Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com
Firm crimson. Raisins and violets on the nose. Firm finish. Still tight and really not yet ready. But this is proper vintage port style! 2016-2030
16.5 Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com
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Taylor, Fladgate and Yeatman is one of the oldest and largest port houses, and owns the renowned brands Fonseca, Fonseca-Guimaraens, Croft and Taylor. Based in Oporto and the Douro Valley, it is an independent company which is still family-owned and managed. Widely renowned for its vintage ports, which are blended from the finest wines from its three iconic 'quintas', Taylors is also credited with being the originator of the Late Bottled Vintage style of port.
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