Taylor Fladgate 30 Year Old Tawny Port (Portugal) - [WS 95] [W&S 95]

Taylor Fladgate 30 Year Old Tawny Port
(Portugal) - [WS 95] [W&S 95]

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Notes from the Winemaker:

Taylor Fladgate is one of the few remaining houses to produce a 30 Year Old aged tawny Port. Selected red Ports produced in the eastern areas of the Douro Valley are matured in seasoned oak casks in Taylor Fladgate cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia. Here, the cool and damp coastal climate encourages a slow and gentle ageing process, producing aromas of great complexity and finesse.

Only every two or three years is a reserve of Port with sufficient structure, fruit and power to age is laid aside to age in oak casks. Those that have reached their peak after thirty years are then blended together for balance and finesse, and to ensure consistency of quality and style. The 30 year old tawny is one such wine.

Tasting Notes

Deep, old gold colour with hints of dried fruit and honey offsetting the rich nutty aromas. Lush, silky richness with an elegant, slightly austere quality which is quite distinctive. Subtle dried fruit flavours underly, exotic layers of caramel and nuts culminating in an endless finish.

Ratings & Reviews

95 Points - Wine Spectator

"This is lovely, displaying warm date, toffee and persimmon notes entwined with sesame oil, green tea and ginger flavors. Shows a lovely interplay of sweet and dry with flashes of hazelnut cream and juniper contrasting each other on the long and deep finish. Drink now."

95 Points - Wine & Spirits Magazine

"Beguiling concentrated flavours of dried nectarines and cherries, apricots and marmalade. Smoky tones perfume the nose. This is a seriously rich, mature, complex Tawny with a never ending finish."