Taylor Fladgate Late Bottled Vintage Port 2013
SKU: tayl-flad-lbv-20-2013

Taylor Fladgate Late Bottled Vintage Port 2013

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Deep purple ruby colour. Pungent aromatic nose of black woodland fruit, dark cherry and plum with some balsamic herbal scents and a hint of exotic wood. Lovely clean, crisp freshness to the bouquet. The palate is rounded, smooth and well balanced. Flavours of redcurrant, raspberry and blueberry in abundance, with a delicious hint of black liquorice, violets and lovely spice. In true Taylor style, the wine is very well structured with big firm tannins that hold the wine nicely together. The finish is wonderfully long with a hint of cocoa.
Wine Spectator
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Designation Smart Buys. Plush and warm in feel, with melted black licorice, fruitcake and ganache notes holding sway over the fleshy core of plum and blackberry confiture flavors. A singed alder hint through the finish gives this a pleasant hint of rusticity. Best from 2019 through 2025. 125,000 cases made.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2018
Wine Advocate
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The 2013 Late Bottled Vintage Port was filtered and bottled in 2018 with a bar-top cork and 95 grams of sugar. This has a plum-and-chocolate fruit nuance supported by moderate tannins that give it some distinction to go with the tasty fruit. This is a pretty fine example of the style. These can hold in the bottle, but that's not the point here. They are not expected to develop, and they should be drunk relatively young.

Mark Squires, July 19, 2018
Wine Enthusiast
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The style of this LBV changes little. It is always a fruity, ready-to-drink Port, rich in black fruits and juicy acidity. It is perfumed, ripe, warming and lightly structured. It is ready to drink.

Roger Voss, April 1, 2018