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Taylor Fladgate 1977 (750ML)

$195.00
SKU:
TAYLORFL77B
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Vintage:
1977
Format:
750ML
Appellation:
Oporto
Stock Status:
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Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions

97 WS / 96 RP / 95 WA / 18.5 JR

Good ruby color still. The nose is fresh, with lots of crushed berry and plum, with a hint of piecrust. Full-bodied, with firm tannins and a caressing texture. This delivers loads of complex fruit and spiciness. Medium-sweet. A beauty. Will improve for decades, but why wait? - James Suckling, Wine Spectator

This house must certainly be the Latour of Portugal. Their ports are remarkably backward yet still impressive when young. Of all the vintage ports, those of Taylor need the longest time to mature and even when fully mature seem to have an inner strength and firmness that keep them going for decades. Their tawnys are also among the very best, though somewhat expensive. The 1977 has consistently been at the top of my list of vintage ports in this great vintage, although the Dow, Graham, and Fonseca are equally splendid. It is a mammoth, opaque, statuesque vintage port of remarkable depth and power, but is should not be touched before 2000. - Robert Parker 

A deep garnet core with brick rim. The nose is very tight and quite conservative with strawberry, baked cherry, tobacco and wild hedgerow. After thirty minutes it remains quite stoic, tucked up in its shell. The palate is impressive: good depth and concentration, very well balanced with an attractive crispness. Perhaps you could argue that it is a more linear Taylor's compared to the -70, you could almost say it lacks some charm. But there is immense complexity here so I would suggest leaving it for another decade and enjoy the -66 or the -70 instead. Tasted November 2007. - Neal Martin, Wine Advocate

Light ruby, this wine, enjoyed after lunch on the terrace at Quinta de Vargellas, certainly looked pretty mature. Spicy, earthy nose. Jewelly, round texture indicated that the tannins had retreated well into the background. Gentle fruity core with red pepper notes and more spice on the fairly dry and notably fresh finish. I must admit that I thought it was older than a 1977. - Jancis Robinson 

 

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