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1970 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port

  • 98 WS
  • 90 JR
  • Variety
    Port Blend

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SKU: 59762-1970

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  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    Bricky garnet. Slighly darker fruit and some leather too, more savoury and slightly less freshness and not as lifted as the Graham's. More raisin and Christmas cake sweetness and spice with a velvety texture. Luscious but still quite a bit of fimness. Full of fruit density still and tremendous length. (JH)
    Author: Julia Harding MW
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 98

    Clearly lives up to Taylor's superb reputation. Deep ruby, with intense violet and chocolate aromas, full-bodied, with gorgeous fruit flavors, full but well-integrated tannins and an extremely long finish. Amazing balance and finesse. Still needs time.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Buying Guide - 2nd Edition (1989) | Rating: 96

    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 1970 fabulous, a broodingly dense-colored, backward port that has all the signs of future greatness, provided one is willing to cellar it until the early 1990s.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Author: BryanH
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: PLevensohn
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Author: Mike N296
  • Self | Rating:

    Served before and with dessert courses. Slightly cloudy medium amber. Autumnal, mildly sweet, not figgy, now supported by acid rather than tannin. Mouthfeel remains moderately full without any heaviness, not even a sense of alcohol, let alone being fortified. Fading glory or |sunset phase| - like the '63 Graham's tasted on 2/5/11, and perhaps less substantial. But still lively enough, delicious and satisfying.
    Author: darvid
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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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 766 bottles owned
  • 208 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 96
    (Out of 208 collectors)