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Taylor Fladgate - Taylors Vintage 2007

Information

  • Country: Portugal
  • Wine Region: Douro
  • Wine Area: Cima Corgo
  • Wine Maker: David Guimaraens
  • Grape: Touriga
  • Grape Percentage: Tourigas-Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Cão
  • Alcohol Percentage: 20.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2040
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Limited Stock: (12 btls) Minimum Qty: (12 btls)
WA: 94+ (2007) JR: 18 (2007) WS: 96 (2007) WE: 95 (2007) TS: 100 (2007)

Wine tasting notes

Opaque, purple black colour with a narrow violet rim. Characteristically stylish and racy, with a nose of dense blackcurrant and woodland fruit overlaid with discreet herbal nuances and scents of violet and rose petals. As usual the classic Taylor elegance and understatement conceal the wine’s energy and vigour. On the palate it displays the lean, sinewy and tightly knit tannins which are so much a feature of the Taylor style and the vibrant and clearly delineated fruit flavours which are the hallmark of the 2007 vintage.

Winery Information

Taylor Fladgate

Founded in 1692, Taylor's is one of the oldest of the founding Port Houses. It remains independent and family-owned, headquartered in Oporto, the historic birthplace of the Port industry. Taylor's is renowned as one of the most innovative Port houses, having pioneered the Late Bottled Vintage style, and also holds one of the largest reserves of cask-aged wines used to create their range of tawny Ports. Taylor's Vintage Ports are the cornerstone of the company's success and the main source of.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2007)94+ pts

eRobertParker.com #207 Jun 2013 - Neal Martin - The Taylor?s 2007 is in a rather odd phase at the moment, its sweet, marzipan-tinged bouquet tending to dominate the ripe black fruit. The palate is much more controlled, with very fine tannins, supremely well-judged acidity and a very elegant, composed finish that has more purity and poise than the Fonseca. I would give bottles another decade to allow the aromatics to calm down. Tasted May 2013.

JancisRobinson.com (2007)18 pts

Tasted May 2011 - Dark crimson. Great peppery nose. Very appetising indeed. Rich and yet overlaid by lovely zippiness. So Taylor! Just a bit dry on the end. This demands so much time. It will never be the sweetest (drier than the 2009) nor most concentrated. Still pretty tannic and dry.

Wine Spectator (2007)96 pts

May 31, 2010 - This is a giant of a wine lurking behind fresh flowers and ripe fruit. Starts off in a friendly way, then takes hold of the palate, with intense blueberry and blackberry fruit and chewy yet fine tannins. Mouthpuckering, but impressively complex and long. Really kicks in on the finish. The best Taylor since 1994. Best after 2020. ?JS

Wine Enthusiast (2007)95 pts

Enticing violet and black currant aromas are followed by ripe plum and spice flavors. Maybe this isn’t the most powerful Taylor Fladgate vintage ever, but it is balanced, opulent, beautifully made, the tannins fine, layered, with exquisite final acidity. — R.V. (12/15/2009)

Tyson Stelzer (2007)100 pts

How can a wine of such monolithic proportions have such elegance, lift, poise and finesse? Laced with violets, cassis, rose petals, pepper, cloves, nutmeg and tremendous black fruits. Epic tannin presence and integration. Magical freshness and floral perfume, impeccable seamlessness and persistence.

Vinification Notes

The 2007 growing season was preceded by a wet winter that replenished water reserves after four hot, dry years. The humid conditions continued into spring and early summer with lower than average temperatures combined with periods of rain. There were no significant periods of intense heat during the summer months. The first two weeks of September saw constant daily temperatures of between 35ºC and 38ºC. These warm and dry conditions brought the crop to perfect maturity, advancing the production of sugar and phenolics while retaining the excellent natural acidity resulting from the relatively cool summer. As a result the harvest produced perfectly balanced musts which have produced stylish and elegant Vintage Port, full of vitality, with a superb fresh concentrated fruit character