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Taylor Fladgate 2015 Vintage Port, Quinta de Vargellas

Taylor Fladgate 2015 Vintage Port, Quinta de Vargellas

95
James Suckling
95
Wine Advocate
95
Wine Enthusiast

Here is Taylor Fladgate Single-quinta, or single-vineyard, vintage Port. It is produced only in exceptional years in which a general vintage is not declared. Quinta de Vargellas has been part of the T...

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About Taylor Fladgate 2015 Vintage Port, Quinta de Vargellas

Here is Taylor Fladgate Single-quinta, or single-vineyard, vintage Port. It is produced only in exceptional years in which a general vintage is not declared. Quinta de Vargellas has been part of the Taylor Fladgate estate for more than a century and is considered to be one of the top 100 vineyards in the world. It has the highest percentage of old vines of any quinta in the Douro, with 60% over 75 years old. All grapes undergo the traditional foot treading method, ensuring their fullest expression. Fermentation is halted by the addition of grape spirits before all the residual sugar has been fermented, creating a sweet, fortified wine. Following two years in wood, the wines are bottled unfiltered and will continue maturing for decade or more. THe Wine Advocate scored this 93-95 points saying "The 2015 Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Port comes in with 99 grams per liter of residual sugar. This single-quinta Porto was a tank sample when tasted, although the final blend and out of barrel. This has fine precision and a tight, steely edge. It opened with too little concentration, but it kept putting on weight in the glass, showing enough stuffing to balance the steadily increasing power. Fresh and clean, with a fruity finish typical of the vintage, this eventually tightened to the point where the tannins popped up early and often, overwhelming the fruity beginning. This is probably the most backward of the 2015s from the Fladgate Partnership this issue. It might well wind up being the bestalthough that is not my early bet (see the Fonseca Guimaraens). That also means that it was certainly one of the most difficult to evaluate at the moment. Certainly, it may have the most potential to improve in the cellar. In short, this will need more time, but it looks promising given its impressive structure. Prepare to hold this awhile. It is fashionable these days to dive into Port very young, but the 15 years indicated may not be nearly enough." Extremely limited!

Wine Details

  • Bottle Size 750 ml
  • Wine Type Dessert/Sake
  • Country Portugal

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96
2009 Wine Spectator

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