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November 19 - 27, 2018

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LOT 368
TAYLOR FLADGATE PORTO VINTAGE 1994 (2) WA 97
TAYLOR FLADGATE PORTO VINTAGE 1994 (1 HF. BT.) WA 97
TAYLOR FLADGATE PORTO VINTAGE 2000 (2) WA 98
  • TAYLOR FLADGATE PORTO VINTAGE 1994 (2) WA 97
TAYLOR FLADGATE PORTO VINTAGE 1994 (1 HF. BT.) WA 97
TAYLOR FLADGATE PORTO VINTAGE 2000 (2) WA 98

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TAYLOR FLADGATE PORTO VINTAGE 1994 (2)

Douro, Portugal.
1 x scraped label

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. October 1996 WA 97

TAYLOR FLADGATE PORTO VINTAGE 1994 (1 hf. bt.)

Douro, Portugal.

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. October 1996 WA 97

TAYLOR FLADGATE PORTO VINTAGE 2000 (2)

Douro, Portugal.
1 x scuffed label. 1 x scraped label

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. October 2002 WA 98

4 bts. & 1 hf. bt.    per lot $600 - $800

Realised: $798
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