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Taylor, Taylor Fladgate 2000

RegionVintage Port
ColourRed
TypeFortified

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Tasting Notes

Among the most saturated blue/purple/black-coloured examples of the vintage, Taylor's 2000 tasted like a young vintage of Chateau Latour on steroids. Aromas of graphite, blackberry, liqueur, crème de cassis and smoke jump from the glass. Spectacularly concentrated and enormously endowed, with sweetness allied to ripe tannin, decent acidity, and layer upon layer of fruit and extract, this is the leading candidate for port of the vintage.

98+
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (143), October 2002
95
James Suckling, Wine Spectator Weekly (Feb 20, 03), February 2003
95/100
James Suckling, Wine Spectator, May 2002

Very deep purple. Bonfires, fireworks and drama. Big and bold and very modern. Lots there, masses of ripe bold fruit then great whack of both acidity and tannins. This wine is somehow American in its open appeal. Not subtle or devious. Slightly pinched on the finish.Drink 2012-2027Date tasted 13 Oct 04

17.5/18.5+
Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, August 2005
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