TAYLOR FLADGATE PARTNERSHIP, 2018 VINTAGE PORT

 

DOURO VALLEY, PORTUGAL 2018

 

 

For the first time in 328 years, Taylor Fladgate has declared a third consecutive Port vintage: 2018. Fladgate is regarded as a benchmark for Vintage Port, and unsurprisingly, their flagship 2018 vintage is a knockout and has received a report card of high scores from top publications. Decanter calls it “beautifully poised and very elegant...has all the qualities of a long-term keeper...already magnificent” while Enthusiast reports an “exceptional vintage...set for seriously long-term aging.” The Taylor Fladgate Partnership also includes the Port houses of Fonseca and Croft, and we’re thrilled to showcase the “rich and opulent” 2018 Fonseca Guimaraens (per Vinous Media) and 2018 Croft Quinta da Roêda, which Advocate calls “the steal and sleeper of the Fladgate Partnership trio.” With excellent scores and amazing potential comes limited quantity so you’ll want to secure your bottles soon to take advantage of special Concierge pricing! 

 

Taylor Fladgate vintages are sourced from three estates: Quinta de Vargellas, Quinta de Terra Feita, and as of 2000, Quinta do Junco. The flagship vintage bottling is traditionally a blend of wines from all three sites: Vargellas is known for structure, elegance, and complexity, while Terra Feita and Junco contribute body, depth, and concentrated fruit flavors. Croft was founded in 1588 and 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. And finally, the fruit for Fonseca’s second label, Guimaraens, comes from Quinta do Panascal in the Távora Valley and Fonseca’s estates in the Pinhão Valley. 2018 was a vintage that kept vintners on their toes and called upon expert management in the vineyards, which has rewarded these houses with age-worthy and collectible 2018 Vintage Ports. Quantities of all three of today’s wines are limited so purchase your bottles today—they will reward for many years to come.

 

 

*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Summer/Fall 2021. 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, or WI. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.