'00-'07-'09 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Porto Collection in Wood Six Bottle Gift Box

Year: '00-'07-'09
Appellation: Oporto
Country: Portugal
Wine Spectator: 95-96-94
Wine Advocate: 98-94+-97
Vinous Media: 95+-N/R-93
Fortified Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 20.0%
Price :
$599.95

GREAT HOLIDAY GIFT FROM THE MOST PRODIGIOUS NAME IN PORT

CONTAINS TWO EACH OF VINTAGE PORT, 2000-2007-2009 IN WOOD READY TO GO GIFT BOX
2000:
Among the most saturated blue/purple/black-colored examples of the vintage, Taylor's 2000 tastes like a young vintage of Chateau Latour on steroids. Aromas of graphite, blackberry liqueur, creme de cassis and smoke jump from the glass. Spectacularly concentrated and enormously endowed, with sweetness allied to ripe tannin, decent acidity, and layer upon layer of fruit and extract, this is the leading candidate for the port of the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2040. (WA)

2007:
The Taylor’s 2007 is in a rather odd phase at the moment, its sweet, marzipan-tinged bouquet tending to dominate the ripe black fruit. The palate is much more controlled, with very fine tannins, supremely well-judged acidity and a very elegant, composed finish that has more purity and poise than the Fonseca. I would give bottles another decade to allow the aromatics to calm down. Tasted May 2013. (WA)

2009:
Now with a couple years in bottle, I am erring to the Taylor’s over the Fonseca (although these can always change!) The Taylor’s show more delineation and refinement with pure black currant, cassis, pencil box, hints of marzipan and a hint of dark chocolate. The palate is full-bodied and sumptuous with super-fine tannins, very pure blackberry and boysenberry notes interlaced with cedar, dried fig and a touch of black pepper on the beautifully refined finish. Excellent. (WA)