ITEM 22424

1994 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port [slight label condition]

$199.98

In stock

13

Wine Rating:

99WE 97WA 100WS

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

1994

Country/State

portugal

Wine Region

port

Variety

port blends

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Wine Enthusiast: 99 points

This is very much in the mold of the 1992?maybe slightly less rich but just by a whisker. It's dense without being heavy, with a beautifully spice-filled and long finish. Flavors of chocolate, mint and plum pudding linger elegantly for a few seconds longer than the '92. Hold.

Review Date: 2/1/07

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 97 points

When tasting young vintage ports, Taylor is always the most backward. Yet potentially, it has the capability to be the most majestic. This classically made, opaque purple-colored wine is crammed with black fruits (blueberries and cassis). It reveals high tannin and a reserved style, but it is enormously constituted with massive body, a formidable mid-palate, and exceptional length. It is a young, rich, powerful Taylor that will require 10-15 years of aging. Compared to the more flashy, forward style of the 1992, the 1994 has more in common with such vintages as 1977 and 1970. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2045.

Review Date: 10/1/96

Wine Spectator: 100 points

In a word, superb. It's full-bodied, moderately sweet and incredibly tannic, but there's amazing finesse and refinement to the texture, not to mention fabulous, concentrated aromas of raspberries, violets and other flowers. Perhaps the greatest Taylor ever, it's better than either the '92 or the '70, though it's very like the '70 in structure. Best after 2010. 10,000 cases made.

Review Date: 4/1/97