Taylor Fladgate Tawny Port 10 year old - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Taylor Fladgate Tawny Port 10 year old

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Taylor Fladgate Tawny Port 10 year old
$32.99
$29.69

SKU 14388

750ml

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Taylor Fladgate 10 Year Tawny is a perennial favorite under 'Most Popular Dessert Wines' in the country in Wine & Spirits magazine, and continues to be one of the most sought-after Port houses in the world. A superb example of aged tawny Porto, the Taylor is made from selected grapes from the best vineyards of the Cima Corgo and Douro Superior including Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, Tinto Cão and Tinta Amarela.

This sweet, fortified wine is aged in 600-liter oak casks for years, over which time they will lose their young, dark purple-black color to gain the distinctive 'tawny' hue from which the wine takes its name. As tawnies age, the wines take on increasingly more nutty flavors and become more concentrated as the barrels lose 3% of their volume every year (the “Angels’ Share”) to evaporation. The 10 Year Old Tawny is a blend created using tawnies with an average of 10 years of aging.

In an interesting article we found online, 'Why your Party Punch Needs Port', we love the idea of a 'Bloody Murder Punch', melding Fonseca BIN 27 Port with Tequila, Rum, oleo-saccharum, lemon juice, orange juice and lime. Another cool drink served at the posh Two E Bar/Lounge at the Pierre Hotel in New York, is the 'American Whiskey Punch', in which Taylor Fladgate 10-year-old tawny port brightens a mix of rye, pomegranate juice, Yukon Jack liqueur and egg white.  Tawny or Ruby Ports can also be used instead of sweet vermouth (or in addition to it -half Port, half vermouth) in a whiskey cocktail such as the Japanese Fizz – a whiskey sour made with Rye and Taylor Fladgate 10 Year Old Tawny Port.

Category Port
Varietals
Region Portugal, Douro
Brand Taylor Fladgate
Alcohol/vol 20%
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Wine AdvocateIt is my opinion that Taylor's tawny ports are the best of their type. When tasted against other tawnys, they all exhibit more aromatic personalities, greater fruit and ripeness, and a wonderful sweetness and length. The Ten Year Old Tawny is a personal favorite, as well as the best bargain among these ports.

Robert Parker
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Wine EnthusiastThis is a great, fresh, young style of wine, with figs and bitter marmalade flavors. There's a touch of orange peel, a hint of vanilla and very ripe, delicious fruit.

Roger Voss, August 1, 2006
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Wine SpectatorJuicy and focused, offering dried cherry, fig and bergamot notes inlaid with red licorice and fruitcake flavors that marry the flattering and racy sides.

James Molesworth, March 22, 2018

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