2016 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port

$119.95
JS100VN97

2016 Taylor caused James Suckling to gush like a teenager, “OMG. This is really the most amazing young Taylors I have ever tasted. Full-bodied and lightly sweet with super power and intensity. So racy and focused. Yet this has such muscle and intensity. Needs at least eight years to show you everything it has to offer.” Note: Arrives October 2018.
Note: Arrives October 2018.

Varietal:
Port
Winemaker:
David Guimaraens
Vintage:
2016
Appellation:
Douro
Total Varietal Composition %:
Touriga Francesa, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Amarela and Tinto Cão
SKU #:
1WTFL16PO3
VN97

Vinous

In 2016 Taylor's began picking in Vargellas on 17 September, followed by Pinhão Valley estate on 23 and 26 September. The 2016 Vintage Port has an aristocratic bouquet with tight wound aromas of blackberry, bilberry, crushed stone, black olive and a light, marine-tinged element, perhaps almost peat-like. The palate is just beautiful with fine, chiseled tannins and a perfect line of acidity. There is that almost "arching" structure one always seeks in a great Taylor’s with a gentle but insistent grip towards the finish. It is everything you really want from a Vintage Port.

JS100

James Suckling

OMG. This is really the most amazing young Taylor's I have ever tasted. Full-bodied and lightly sweet with super power and intensity. So racy and focused. Yet this has such muscle and intensity. Needs at least eight years to show you everything it has to offer.