Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port 2011
Impenetrable blue-black colour with a narrow purple rim. Intricate and finely constituted, the nose displays classic Taylor elegance and poise. A dense core of pure complex fruit, redolent of blackberry and cassis, is enveloped in a fragrant aura of violets. Resiny garrigue scents and subtle notes of liquorice and black coffee emerge as the nose develops. On the palate, taut, linear tannins provide a solid framework. Fine berry flavours linger into the finish where the tannins re-emerge to provide an attractive touch of austerity. This is textbook Taylor’s!
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