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2007 Taylor Fladgate Late Bottled Vintage Port, Portugal

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Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $22   From: $19   To: $24

Search Rank 1442 What is this?
Over all vintages, this was the 1442nd most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 3144th

Score: 91  
The Wine-Searcher score of 91/100 is based on the following wine critic score:
Critic Score
91/100  
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Awards
Award Organization Award Year Result
Critics Challenge Wine Competition 2013 Silver
Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 Bronze

Price History for 2007 Taylor Fladgate Late Bottled Vintage Port, Portugal
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Grape Variety

Red Port is blended together using a number of grape varieties. The precise identity of these, and the proportion each represents in the final blend, may not be known even to the winemaker. For some growers in the Douro region of Portugal, the ambiguity over what is in their fortified wines is not an attempt to protect some proprietary secret, but rather a matter of reality: they simply don’t know for sure what they have growing in their vineyards.

Because Portugal's wine industry has adopted regulation and legally enforced controls in the past few decades, tradition still has a strong influence on how wines are made and vineyards are managed. Tradition, here, means co-planted varieties and field blends (wines made from whatever combination of varieties happens to occur in the source vineyard). So, while the ...more


Region
  • Late bottled vintage (also known as LBV) is a style of port produced from a single vintage. LBV differs from vintage port in that it is usually produced every year, and not just in those years declared to be of outstanding quality. It is said that the style was born of a mistake, when a vintage port was kept in barrel for too long and was no longer suitable for release in that category. No one can agree who was responsible for this, and several port estates lay claim to the honor.

    LBV spends much longer in barrel (between four and six years) than vintage port before it is bottled. A degree of oxidative ageing occurs during barrel maturation ...more

  • Oporto (Porto), Portugal’s second-largest city, is the spiritual home of Port wine. Located in northern Portugal, Oporto marks the point at which the Duoro river flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Oporto has been of great historical importance to the European wine trade since the Anglo-Franco trade wars of the 17th century. During that time the London market developed a taste for the dark, 'blackstrap' wines that were shipped out of the city. The old Oporto city center is a...more

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