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Taylor Fladgate Late Bottled Vintage Port 2011

$20.99

SKU W898174

750ml

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Vintage Port and LBV both present a selection of very fine full bodied red ports from a single year. The fundamental difference between the two styles lies in the way each is matured. Vintage Port is kept in wood for only twenty months or so before being transferred to the bottle where it will continue to age. Late Bottled Vintage, as the name suggests, is bottled later, remaining in wood between four and six years. During this relatively long period of wood ageing, an LBV matures and settles down - it is ready to drink when bottled, does not need to be decanted and can be served by the glass for several weeks after the cork is drawn.
Category Port
Varietals
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Brand Taylor Fladgate
  • wa91

Wine AdvocateThe 2011 Late Bottled Vintage Port (bottled in October 2015) is a field blend aged for 58 months. It comes with a bar top cork and 106 grams per liter of residual sugar. Inky black, this highly extracted Port has sensual texture and an unctuous finish laced with delicious, primary fruit flavor. It's a rather sexy LBV this year, big, dense and mouth-coating. It has a fair bit of power, too. For an LBV to drink now, this is simply beautiful. It is not necessarily expected to go anywhere--it's made for drinking now--but it can certainly hold if you choose to do so, barring cork failures.

Mark Squires, March 2016
  • we89

Wine EnthusiastThis is an ripe and fruity LBV that is bottled ready to drink. With black currant fruits that are sustained by acidity as well as structured tannins, the wine is fruity as well as rich and concentrated. It has a reminiscence of the perfumed character that is typical of Taylor Fladgate Vintage Ports while being more immediately approachable. Drink now.

Roger Voss, April 1, 2016
  • ws85

Wine SpectatorSpicy, with some meaty notes to the roasted plum and marzipan flavors. Very peppery on the finish. Drink now. 1,500 cases imported.

Kim Marcus, 2016