Taylor Fladgate 2016 Vintage Port

Taylor Fladgate 2016 Vintage Port

96
Wine Advocate
98
Wine Enthusiast
98
Wine Spectator
97
Antonio Galloni, Vinous
100
James Suckling

The aristocrat of Port wines, this Taylor Fladgate 2016 is a wine of the century!

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About Taylor Fladgate 2016 Vintage Port

Taylor Fladgate is the aristocrat of Port wines. Always outstanding and rarely outdone. All grapes undergo the traditional foot treading method, ensuring their fullest expression. Following two years in wood, the wine is bottled unfiltered and will continue maturing for decades. In the spectacular 2016 vintage this wine scored high 90's across the board.

The Wine Advocate tasted it in barrel and scored it 94-96 saying "The 2016 Vintage Port is a field blend set to be bottled about a week after this tasting. It was the final blend. It was aged for 20 months in wood and comes in with 102 grams of residual sugar. The Croft might be as rich—although I don't think so; we'll see as they age—but this is more expressive right now. The most delicious of the three Fladgate Group offerings, this has the sexiest fruit..."

Vinous scored it 97 points saying "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."

Wine Enthusiast Magzine scored it 98 points saying "Ripe, structured while also fruity, this intense, perfumed Port is opulent while also elegant. Its tannins and great fruit are finely integrated and are rich with potential. Black fruits, berries and a juicy aftertaste add freshness to the wine. Drink from 2028."

Wine Spectator also scored it 98 points and said "This is packed with raspberry, blackberry and blueberry fruit flavors that play off one another, melding with anise, fruitcake and ganache notes. A warm tarry edge coats the finish, revealing an echo of bramble. A seriously grippy, strapping Port, this revels in its power. Best from 2032 through 2055."

and James Suckling scored this a perfect 100 points saying "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. Drink in 2025."

Wine Details

  • Alcohol % 20.0%
  • Bottle Size 750 ml
  • Wine Type Dessert/Sake
  • Country Portugal

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Previous Vintage Rating

96
2011 James Suckling
96
2011 Antonio Galloni, Vinous
97
2011 Wine & Spirits
98
2011 Wine Advocate
97
2011 Wine Enthusiast

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