Recently we reviewed Dow’s LBV Port from 2015, now it’s Taylor Fladgate’s turn. This is Fladgate’s 50th year producing Late Bottled Vintage Port, so — well, that’s something to celebrate, right?
This expression is bright and fruity in keeping with the usual style of LBV Port wines. Big cherry, strawberry, and raspberry notes hit first, before the wine takes a dive into milk chocolate, laced with vanilla. It’s less serious than it wants to be — a commonality with LBV Port wines — quite sweet on the finish, with lingering notes of plump raisins and fresh cherries.
B+ / $25 / taylor.pt