2016 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port

Proprietary Blend - 6L
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WE 98 WS 98 VN 97 DC 96 WA 96 W&S 92
WE 98

Wine Enthusiast, December 2018

Ripe, structured while also fruity, this intense, perfumed Port is opulent while also elegant. Its tannins and great fruit are finely integrated and are rich with potential. Black fruits, berries and a juicy aftertaste...
WS 98

Wine Spectator, December 2018

This is packed with raspberry, blackberry and blueberry fruit flavors that play off one another, melding with anise, fruitcake and ganache notes. A warm tarry edge coats the finish, revealing an echo of bramble. A...
VN 97

Vinous, June 2018

In 2016 Taylor's began picking in Vargellas on 17 September, followed by Pinhão Valley estate on 23 and 26 September. The 2016 Vintage Port has an aristocratic bouquet with tight wound aromas of blackberry, bilberry...
DC 96

Decanter, May 2018

Dense and heady on the nose with an attractive green, leafy edge. Sweet and pump on the palate with lovely bright cherry and damson fruit – nicely defined but not as big as some. Firm, tight-knit tannins on a long, linear...
WA 96

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2022

The 2016 Vintage Port was aged for 20 months in wood and comes in with 102 grams of residual sugar. When last seen, this was a fine Taylor's, not my favorite, perhaps, but very fine. It is a little precocious in this...
W&S 92

Wine & Spirits, December 2018

Candela Prol, who teaches classes at the International Wine Center, called this wine out for its freshness, “a brightness that unfolds across the palate and reverberates.” Along with that brightness, it’s heady and rich...


Color & Type Port
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Portugal
Region Douro
Vintage 2016
Size 6L
Percent alcohol 20%
Closure Cork

Introducing the 2016 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port from Portugal's Douro region. This exceptional red wine is a proprietary blend and boasts a stunning 2016 vintage. With an alcohol percentage of 20.0, this wine is sure to captivate the senses.

In terms of appearance, the Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port showcases a deep crimson color that exudes elegance and sophistication. As you pour it into your glass, you'll notice its enchanting hues, reminiscent of a velvety red blanket.

On the nose, this wine offers a tight and refined aroma that is often likened to a fine claret. Its notes of blackcurrant and violet give it a distinctive personality. While not as overtly sweet as some other ports, it surprises with its restrained yet complex aromatics that promise a delightful tasting experience.

Upon taking your first sip, you'll be greeted by a wine that is currently in its youthful stage, yet still offers a remarkable array of flavors. The Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port presents an abundance of sweet fruit, with hints of liquorice that dance across your palate. These flavors are wrapped in a fine skein of tannins and acidity, which add depth and structure to the wine.

Renowned wine critic Jancis Robinson rates this vintage port with an impressive score of 93, noting its potential for aging. She suggests enjoying this wine between the years 2043 and 2070, allowing it ample time to develop and evolve.

Other esteemed publications have also praised the 2016 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port. Vinous awards it a remarkable score of 97, describing it as having a beautiful palate with chiseled tannins and a perfect line of acidity. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awards it 96 points, highlighting its big, beautiful fruit and firm finish. Decanter rates it 96, appreciating its dense and heady nose, as well as its tight-knit tannins and long, linear finish. Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast both bestow a score of 98, applauding its rich fruit flavors and integration of tannins.

With only 6,200 cases produced, this is a rare gem that is not to be missed. Whether enjoyed now or laid down for decades to come, the 2016 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port promises an unforgettable journey through the world of fine wines.