Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port 2000

$100.00
$90.00

SKU 11665

750ml

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Taylor's finest and rarest wine, the very pinnacle of port. Only in a year when everything is perfect does Taylor's 'declare' a vintage. With the company's reputation at stake, 'declaring' is not taken lightly, since it invites a knowledgeable and worldwide audience to judge whether perfection has indeed been achieved. The ultimate collector's wines, Taylor's Vintage Ports will last for fifty years or more. They are renowned for their massive structure, concentration of flavor and distinctive 'masculine' style. Bottled after two years in wood, they continue to mature for decades in the cellar, slowly attaining the sublime elegance and power which are the hallmarks of the Taylor's style. Taylor's Vintage Ports are classically served after lunch or dinner, in a relaxed and unhurried atmosphere when their powerful aromas and rich flavors can be fully appreciated and discussed. They can be enjoyed without food, but cheese is a fine accompaniment, as are nuts or dried fruits.
Category Port
Varietals
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Brand Taylor Fladgate
  • wa98

Wine AdvocateAmong 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. Spetacularly 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. 2010-2040.

October 2002
  • we96

Wine EnthusiastThis was perhaps the most prototypically "Taylor" wine of the vertical, with complex floral and spice aromas backed by firm, black cherry and berry fruit. The fruit is fresh and almost crunchy in character, underscored by solid tannins and a long, dusty finish. Immense power combines with intricate nuance and a supremely ageworthy structure. Hold.

Joe Czerwinski, February 1, 2007
  • ws95

Wine SpectatorBeautiful aromas of honeysuckle, violets, citrus and berries, plus hints of fresh herbs. Full-bodied and chewy, with refined tannins and a long finish. Lasts for minutes on the palate. An elegant, yet powerful and fruity style of young Taylor. Best after 2012.

James Laube, May 15, 2003
  • st95

International Wine CellarBright deep ruby. Brooding, complex aromas of cassis, minerals, graphite, licorice and damp earth; distinct hint of surmaturite. Dense, chewy and powerful, with a saline impression of extract. At once strong and seamless, with penetrating, youthful primary black fruit flavors that really expand and reverberate in the mouth and on the very long gripping finish. Exhilatating late note of dark chocolate. By no means a painfully backward Taylor, but structured to evolve for at least 25 to 30 years.

Stephen Tanzer, January 2003