1997 Taylor's - Vintage Port 750ml

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1997 Taylor's - Vintage Port
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International Wine Cellar | 95(+?)

Saturated deep ruby. Great minerally aromas of black plum, black cherry, roasted meat and deep spices. Very sweet and very dense, with youthfully backward black fruit, mineral and bitter chocolate flavors. Finishes with wonderfully ripe, sweet tannins and superb persistence and grip. Has the verve most '97s lack. This may ultimately challenge the great '94. (Kobrand, Inc., New York, NY)

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 90

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Jancis Robinson | 18

Very dark purplish crimson. Unformed peppery nose. Extremely voluptuous, satiny fruit followed by lots of acidity and tannin ? just a baby but a very bonny baby indeed. Should provide great port drinking eventually. Violets, perfume, nice dry finish.

Drink Dates: 2010-2025
Author: Jancis Robinson


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Wine Advocate | 96

Saturated black/purple-colored, with stunning aromatics of blueberries, blackberries, licorice, and iron, this spectacular vintage port is one of the stars of the vintage. Extremely full-bodied, with silky tannin, spectacular concentration and purity, multiple flavor levels, and an evolved, forward personality, this is an exquisite yet precocious 1997 vintage port.

Drink Dates: 2004-2030
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 126

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Wine Spectator | 94

Beautiful. A young Port, with very pretty blackberry, violet and cherry character. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, long finish. Very well done. 10,000 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2007+
Author: James Suckling


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For The Love of Port | 94+

Opaque garnet color. Juicy, ripe, sweet and quite approachable initially that is, until the monstrous tannins attack and take over the palate. The 1997 is a "take no prisoners" Port which shows the depth of flavors and beautiful underlying structure of this wine. However, it is silky smooth early on, with a finish of cassis and black currant that’s remarkable. Drink now through 2045.

Author: Roy Hersh
Issue: Issue 32

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Score: 88
Author: Nehl Garrett
Trust Rating: 89
Tasted On: 12/22/2011
Score: 96
Author: Toby Thomas
Trust Rating: 91
Tasted On: 02/27/2010
Score: 95
Author: barnbrew
Trust Rating: 91
Tasted On: 03/23/2009
By Stephen Tanzer/nStephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, May/June 00 /nRated: 95(¿)/nSaturated deep ruby. Great minerally aromas of black plum, black cherry, roasted meat and deep spices. Very sweet and very dense, with youthfully backward black fruit, mineral and bitter chocolate flavors. Finishes with wonderfully ripe, sweet tannins and superb persistence and grip. Has the verve most '97s lack. This may ultimately challenge the great '94. (Kobrand, Inc., New York, NY)
More Vintages and Sizes of Taylor's - Vintage Port:

2009 (750ml)

About This Producer


The 300-year-old estate, home to some of world's finest Port, is located high up in the Duoro region of Oporto, Portugal. Relatives of the estate's original owners still control the vineyards today. Referred to as the "Latour of Port," Taylor's has been known for centuries as the premier shipper of superior Vintage Ports, Tawny Ports, and its signature Late Bottled Vintage Ports. Both the '92 and '94 vintages received 100 points from Wine Spectator, while the '94 also came in as the top wine of its year.

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