TAYLOR FLADGATE CLASSIC VINTAGE PORT
DOURO, PORTUGAL 2016
Often described as the Rolls-Royce of Ports, Taylor’s Classic Vintage Port is one of the most collectible, age-worthy wines in the world. Characteristically elegant and poised with superbly integrated tannins, the 2016 vintage is a masterpiece produced from one of the most iconic Port houses – Taylor Fladgate. With a history dating back to the firm’s founding in 1692, it was founder Job Bearsley’s son Peter that first ventured into the far reaches of the primitive Upper Douro Valley to purchase wines, and his other son, Bartholomew, who was the first Englishman to acquire land in the Douro in 1744. As one of the oldest Port houses in existence, they have not only put port on the fine wine map with their global reputation for producing some of the most exceptional quality wines, their history and reputation is inseparable from the history of Port wine itself. Known for their highly sought after vintage Portos and tawnies, along with their late bottle vintage and single-quinta vintage Portos (two styles which Taylor Fladgate pinoeered) – our wine today is one of the most riveting ports produced from this exceptional family owned estate. Produced only in exceptional vintages worthy of declaration – the 2016 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Porto is stunning, exuding an arresting bouquet of “blackberry, bilberry, crushed stone…with fine chiseled tannins…it is everything you really want from a Vintage Port” (Neal Martin, Vinous), and for one week, we’re offering 375ml and 750ml to our customers for some of the best prices in the country!
Produced from the finest estate vineyards of Taylor Fladgate, including Quinta de Vargellas (one of the top 100 vineyards in the world), along with Quinta de Terra Feita and Quinta de Junco, the wine is produced in the traditional way to ensure the grapes reach their fullest expression. Using traditional cement lagares, the grapes are tread by foot followed by the addition of grape spirit to halt fermentation. The wine is then transferred to wooden barrels to age for two more years, and then bottled unfiltered – allowing the wine to mature for decades. The pure, intense aromas of plum and raspberry paired with exotic notes of cedar wood and jasmine spice are intoxicating and make the perfect end to any meal. Decadent and refined, you can pair this beautifully with cheeses, nuts, dried fruit or dark chocolate, or on its own – either way, this is a rare beauty that you won’t want to miss!
*Offer NOT valid in-store. Offer is made pre-arrival, with the wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Nov/Dec 2018. 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 CO, NY, TN and WI. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Sunday, July 1, 2018.