Taylor Fladgate Late Bottled Vintage Port 2012
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Deep ruby, very dark at the core, with a narrow red rim. The nose is elegant and complex, revealing multiple dimensions of aroma. A fine fruity blend of raspberry, cassis, plum and apricot provides the base for delicate floral scents, resiny notes of rock rose and discreet hints of licorice. The palate has plenty of volume and body, supported by tense linear tannins, and very clean, crisp flavors of berry fruit and plum which continue into the long finish. A beautiful expression of Taylor's LBV, poised and slightly understated, with a finesse and intricacy usually only found in a Vintage Port. Pairs well with robust soft and hard cheeses, especially blue cheeses such as Stilton and Roquefort. An LBV is also delicious with desserts made with chocolate or fresh berries.
This has an enticing warm fig bread aroma, followed by gently mulled plum, raisin and blackberry fruit flavors. Light toffee and baker's chocolate hints course through the finish. Best from 2018 through 2025. 130,000 cases made.