1994 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Porto

Year: 1994
Appellation: Oporto
Country: Portugal
Wine Spectator: 100
Wine Advocate: 97
Fortified Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 20.5%
Price :
$179.95

FROM THE OWNERS PERSONAL INVENTORY, BOUGHT IN PREMIER, PRIMARY SOURCE, STORED PERFECTLY NEVER HAS SEEN THE LIGHT OF DAY!!...JUST PRISTINE!!

1997 WINE SPECTATOR TOP 100: #1

"In a word, superb. It's full-bodied, moderately sweet and incredibly tannic, but there's amazing finesse and refinement to the texture, not to mention fabulous, concentrated aromas of raspberries, violets and other flowers. Perhaps the greatest Taylor ever, it's better than either the '92 or the '70, though it's very like the '70 in structure. Best after 2010. 10,000 cases made.–JS " (WS)

"When tasting young vintage ports, Taylor is always the most backward. Yet potentially, it has the capability to be the most majestic. This classically made, opaque purple-colored wine is crammed with black fruits (blueberries and cassis). It reveals high tannin and a reserved style, but it is enormously constituted with massive body, a formidable mid-palate, and exceptional length. It is a young, rich, powerful Taylor that will require 10-15 years of aging. Compared to the more flashy, forward style of the 1992, the 1994 has more in common with such vintages as 1977 and 1970. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2045." (WA)