Taylor Fladgate 2014 Late Bottled Vintage Porto, Portugal
Taylor Fladgate has been a pioneer of the Late Bottle Vintage category of Port. It was developed as an alternative to Vintage Port, being an everyday wine of high quality that is ready to drink on release. Vintage Port is bottled after two years on oak, and ages in bottle. LBV Ports, however, receive 4-6 years of aging and ready to drink when bottled and released.
To create the wines, Taylor Fladgate blends some of the best full-bodied reserve wines produced from the 2012 harvest. All grapes were grown on T-F's own vineyards and on other top vineyards in the Cima Corgo and Douro Superior areas.
Very aromatic, elegant complex with aromas and flavors of violets, ripe raspberry, plums, cassis, apricots, and spicy notes of licorice with a rocky minerality.