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2014 Taylor Fladgate Lbv Late Bottled VintageBlend from Portugal

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"Vivid ruby coloured rim around a deep purple black centre. On the nose, the first impression is of brambly woodland berries and rich, jammy aromas of blackcurrant. Around this...

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The latest incarnation of this most famous of Late Bottled Vintage Ports has so many of the brand's characteristics. It is on the dry side, a balanced wine with acidity as well as the sweet black fruits & with some tannins to give the wine shape. The Port is bottled ready for drinking.

Product Description:

"Vivid ruby coloured rim around a deep purple black centre. On the nose, the first impression is of brambly woodland berries and rich, jammy aromas of blackcurrant. Around this dense core of ripe dark berry fruit are leafy scents of mint and wild herbs, a subtle spiciness and fleeting cedary notes of cigar box. The palate is underpinned by firm, linear tannins and lifted by a lively acidity. Thick, luscious cassis flavours blend with raspberry and apricot and carry through into the very long finish. An archetypal Taylor Fladgate Late Bottled Vintage, elegant and restrained, with great quality and purity of fruit.

Taylor Fladgate were pioneers of the LBV category, developed to satisfy the demand for a high quality ready-to-drink alternative to Vintage Port for everyday consumption. Unlike Vintage Port, which is bottled after only two years in wood and ages in bottle, LBV is bottled after four to six years and is ready to drink when bottled. Taylor Fladgate continues to lead the LBV category of Port worldwide, in spite of the fact that many other shippers now also produce an LBV.

The wines used to blend Taylor Fladgate LBV were drawn from a reserve of some of the best full bodied red Ports, produced at the 2014 harvest, from grapes grown on Taylor’s own vineyards and on other top properties in the Cima Corgo and Douro Superior areas." - Winery

Product Detail

Item # 114918
Country Portugal
Region Port
Sub-Region Late Bottle Vintage
Ratings

90 - Wine Enthusiast

Vintage 2014
Color Red
ABV 20.0%
Varietal(s) Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Tempranillo / Tinto Fino / Tinta Roriz
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features Dessert
Taste cocoa, honey, vanilla, butterscotch, dark fruit, spice, earth, perfume, floral, violet, ripe cherry, peppercorn, cinnamon, plum, red fruit, berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather and herb
Nose cocoa, honey, vanilla, butterscotch, dark fruit, spice, earth, perfume, floral, violet, ripe cherry, peppercorn, cinnamon, plum, red fruit, berry , cherry , plum , earth , leather and herb