TAYLOR FLADGATE SELECT RESERVE & CROFT PURPLE VELVET PORT
DOURO VALLEY, PORTUGAL
There are some families that are so entrenched in a wine region’s history that it’s nearly impossible to think of one without the other. Such is the case with Port and two of its legacy producers, Taylor Fladgate and Croft. While we were thrilled to recently offer some of the top Vintage Ports from these producers, the 2016s and 2017s will continue their evolution in bottle for decades to come. Port has been experiencing a surge in popularity, and many producers have risen to meet the demand for bottles that won’t break the bank and are ready to enjoy now—when you need to add a touch of luxury to everyday occasions. Our featured wines today are incredible values that we’re making even more incredible with special mix-and-match pricing up to 20% off!
Founded in 1588, Croft is one of the oldest Port producers (if not the oldest) and remains one of the most distinguished. Their famous Quinta da Roêda estate, often described as “the jewel of Port wine estates,” contains some of the oldest vineyards in the Douro Valley. Croft Purple Velvet is a blend of Ruby Ports selected for their rich, fruit-driven profile. The Port ages for three years in oak, further amplifying the rich character. The wine is indeed like velvet on the palate, endlessly smooth and richly textured, boasting notes of dark cherry, plum, and blackberry.
Since its foundation in the late 1600s, Taylor Fladgate has been at the forefront of Port innovation and has become a benchmark for its powerful and elegant Vintage Ports with incredible longevity in cellar. The Taylor Fladgate Select Reserve Port is blended from “selected young red wines produced in the Baixo Corgo and Cima Corgo areas of the upper Douro Valley, chosen for their depth of colour, intense fruit and full, firm palate” (Taylor Fladgate). The wine is a deep ruby color, with classic and powerful aromas and flavors of plum, berry, raisin, and softer hints of cinnamon. Now is the time to jump on the Port bandwagon and stock up on these top value bottles.
*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Spring 2020. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in IL, LA, NY, TN, or WI. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Sunday, January 12, 2020.