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1955 Taylors Vintage Port 1955

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Ref: 968/E10.

" Despite well over two dozen notes, not a wine I have yet come to grips with. An opaque blockbuster when young,
astringent and unready up until the early 1980's. In the early 1990's still fairly deep-coloured; a vast, deep, high-toned, spicy nose; fairly sweet, full-bodied, packed with fruit, extract, tannin and acidity. Then. in April 1993, served at a state banquet at Buckingham Palace in honour of the President of Portugal (impressive: occasion and wine}. In 1994, continuing my name dropping, a powful spicy port' dining with the LloydWebbers in Eaton Square, followed by a full-of-bite bottle at a Christie's boardroom lunch. Most recently - yet again unsuitably served alongside ' Flavours of Chocolate, Hazelnut, Coffee and Pear, Essence of Cherries and Vanilla'. My misguided but generous host, a connoisseur in every other respect, should have known better. Naturally, I tasted the port before the dessert. It was beginning to lose its depth of colour and weight though retaining its backbone and a good classic bouquet and flavour. **** " M Broadbent

This vintage port is shipped in a deluxe silk lined wooden presentation box with four wine accessories (corkscrew, wine pourer, drip stopper & wine thermometer) [worth £17.99] at no extra cost.

Price: 399.97

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An outstanding Vintage Port year producing superbly balanced Vintage Ports which are fruity, smooth and concentrated. A note from Ronald Symington of the Symington Port Group, which owns the well known names as W&J Graham Vintage Port, Dow Vintage Port and Warre Vintage Port, stated "The musts on the whole were very pleasant and generally speaking the later lagares were better than the earlier ones. We think some very good wines should be made as the colour generally was good and they were also very nice on the nose and palate."

Taylor, Fladgate & Yeatman was founded in 1692 in Vila Nova de Gaia by Job Bearsley, becoming Taylor, Fladgate & Yeatman when Joseph Taylor, John Alexander Fladgate and Morgan Yeatman formed a partnership in 1838. Taylor Fladgate owns the brands of Fonseca, Fonseca-Guimaraens, Taylors, and Croft which it bought in 2001 and whose first vintage was the 2003 vintage. Taylor Fladgate invented the style of late-bottled vintage port in the 1960's and continues to use traditional methods (including foot treading in stone lagares) to make an outstanding range of vintage ports.

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