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1994 Taylor-Fladgate

ITEM 7979578 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Amount Total
$165
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I8001673 1 $165 Nov 21, 2021
I7992486 1 $165 Nov 7, 2021
I7989314 1 $165 Oct 31, 2021
I7989313 1 $165 Oct 31, 2021
I7968837 1 $165 Oct 3, 2021
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I7884894 1 $160 Jul 11, 2021
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I7877931 3 $195 Jul 11, 2021
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RATINGS

100Wine Spectator

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...

97Robert M. Parker Jr.

...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.

****Decanter Magazine (stars)

Scented, herby nose. Dry tannins dominate, rich, ripe fruit underlying.

#1 of 1997Wine Spectator Top 100

PRODUCER

Taylor-Fladgate

Taylor Fladgate is one of the Douro Valley’s most venerable Port producers, having purchased real estate there in the late 17th century. By the early 18th century the company was known as Taylor, Fladgate & Yeatman, still its corporate name, and today it remains owned by descendants of the founders. Many consider Taylor-Fladgate the king of Ports, and Robert M. Parker Jr. has called it “the Chateau Latour of Vintage Ports.” The producer has nearly 450 acres of vineyards planted in the traditional Port grapes of Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cao, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Amarela and others. The average age of the vines is 40 years. About 20,000 cases of Vintage Port are produced each year. Taylor-Fladgate also now owns Fonseca, Croft and Delaforce.

REGION

Portugal

Portugal is best known for its two legendary fortified wines, Port and Madeira, but it also produces significant amounts of red and white table wine. In most years it ranks around the 10th or 11th largest wine producer in the world. In 2013, for instance, Portugal was the 11th largest producer just after Germany. Wine has always been produced in Portugal and in fact the country was the first to organize an appellation system, which it did in 1756, nearly 200 years before the French set up their appellations. The highest quality wines are labeled D.O.C. for Denominaçào de Origem Controlada. Many of the most innovative winemakers today, however, are avoiding the appellation system, which they deem too stifling for modern winemaking practices. The Douro Valley is the nation’s most important wine producing region, and it is the capital of Port production. The Portuguese island of Madeira, located 400 miles west of Morocco, is the nation’s other famous wine region, having produced Madeira for export for more than 400 years. Many red and white wine grapes grow in Portugal, though the best known is Touriga Nacional, the red grape used for Port and, increasingly, high quality table wines. Touriga Nacional produces dark, tannic, fruity wines.