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Tastersguildny 200th Year Anniversary of Taylor Fonseca Port House




Tastersguildny 200th Year Anniversary of Taylor Fonseca Port House

Tuesday October 13, 2015

Speaker: Adrian Bridge, Chairman and CEO of the Taylor Fladgate Partnership in NewYork

We tasted 10 of the finest ports in the world from Taylor Fonseca Port.
We asked for one vote for favorite for White, Light Red, Tawny and Vintage Port.
Fonseca Siroco (White Port) was the favorite White. Taylor Fladgate LBV 2003 was the favorite Light Red. Taylor Fladgate 30 Year Old Tawny and Taylor Fladgate 40 Year Old Tawny tied for favorite Tawny.
Taylor Fladgate Vargellas 2011 Vintage was the Favorite Vintage Port.
Farmerhouse Reserve Premion Aged Cheddar Cheese was provided by Cabot Cheese of Vermont.
An amazing tasting was enjoyed by all.

 
Flight I: White Votes Full Retail Price $
Fonseca Siroco (White Port)
Pale straw color. Floral, grassy aromas. Ripe rounded flavors. A good aperitif on its own or with a splash of tonic. The Favorite of this Flight.
18 $15.99
Croft Pink (Rose Port)
Strawberry aromas and flavors. A nice aperitif.

4 $15.00
Flight II: Light Red Votes Full Retail Price $
Fonseca Bin 27
Dark red color, A four year old vintage character port with powerful, jammy fruit, black current, dark chocolate flavors. It is filtered after bottling. Drink now.
7 $19.99
Taylor Fladgate LBV 2003
Dark red color, black current aroma and flavor. A selected wine from a single harvest, aged in large vats for five years. It displays the characteristics of the individual year. Pepper, dark cherry, complex big, tannic.
The Favorite of this Flight.

20 $25.00
Flight III: Tawny Votes Full Retail Price $
Taylor Fladgate 10 Year Old Tawny
Aged in Oak Casks where through contact with wood and evaporation, they acquire a superb concentration of raisiny and nutty flavors. Lighter Tawny. Dry fruity.
4 $30.00
Taylor Fladgate 20 Year Old Tawny
Gold color. Nutty apricot flavors.
3 $50.00
Taylor Fladgate 30 Year Old Tawny
Dark color. Apricot, nutty flavors. Complex. Tied for Favorite of the Flight.
6 $120.00
Taylor Fladgate 40 Year Old Tawny
Darker russet color, Rich long finish. Tied for Favorite of the Flight.

6 $180.00
Flight IV: Vintage Port Votes Full Retail Price $
Taylor Fladgate Vargellas 2012 Vintage
Dark color. Pretty violet and red currant flavors dominate this fresh, fruity, silky style. Very suave midpalate, featuring accents of raspberry preserves. Drink now through 2040.
8 $50.00
Taylor Fladgate Vargellas 2011 Vintage
Dark color, black current flavors, dense, complex. Firm integrated tannins. This is a gorgeous, dense, concentrated wine, coming into balance while showing great structure and potential. The Favorite of this Flight.




12 $100.00
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