Taylor Fladgate Late Bottled Vintage Port 2015
SKU: 06717

Taylor Fladgate Late Bottled Vintage Port 2015

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750ml
$26.99

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Deep ruby-black core and narrow red rim with purple highlights. The intense and youthful nose displays very fine, complex red and black berry fruit aromas. Ripe strawberry notes and discreet leafy, herbal scents are suffused in a powerful redolence of dark brambly woodland fruit and blackcurrant jam. As is typical of Taylor Fladgate, the nose is beautifully delineated with very fine, focused fruit. The palate has impressive density and vigour, with thick, mouth filling tannins providing both structure and body. Luscious berry fruit flavours linger into the long finish. As usual, this LBV shares the pedigree of the great Taylor vintage ports but is made in an approachable style, ready for drinking now by the glass. Excellent with fully flavoured cheeses, especially blue cheeses such as Stilton or Roquefort. It is also delicious with desserts made with chocolate or berry fruits.
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The 2015 Late Bottled Vintage Port is a typical Douro blend bottled in 2019 with a bar-top cork, 103 grams of residual sugar and 20% alcohol. This is a middle-of-the-road LBV in this vintage. Some have been bigger and deeper. A balanced performance with nothing striking but everything in its proper place, this 2015 is average in concentration and nicely aromatic. It shows average structure. There's just a bit of bite on the finish. Of course, it is very drinkable right now, and that is the idea. You can hold this a few years if you must, but that's very much not the idea. So, dive in.

Mark Squires, December 17, 2020