Taylor-Fladgate Port Sp Reserve Tawny 10Yr
Taylor-Fladgate Port Sp Reserve Tawny 10Yr This delightful port has notes of dried fruit and nuts with lovely aromas of caramel and toffee. It is medium bodied with light sweetness and a mellow texture. Serve chilled at the end of any meal. An opulent and smooth Port made by one of the oldest Port houses. Visually, it has hues of amber with bright cherry reflections. On the nose of this wine from France, there are rich aromas of buttery caramel, dates, fruitcake, and sweet decomposing autumn leaves with wood notes and hazelnut.
On the palate, there’s a pleasant balance of sweet and tart with concentrated flavours that include burnt caramel, rich and buttery date squares, dried Montmorency cherry, dried apricot, marmalade, and a slightly bitter hazelnut finish. The flavours linger.
Since its foundation in 1692 by Job Bearsley, the company has remained independent. Now well into its fourth century, it has thrived and prospered, establishing itself as one of the world’s most respected historic wine houses. This has been achieved through the perseverance, pioneering spirit and continuity of purpose of successive generations of family involvement.
According to some sources, Peter Bearsley was the first member of the English wine trade to make the journey himself, other merchants being content to buy the wines of the Douro through intermediaries.
Bartholomew Bearsley became the first British wine shipper to buy a property in the Douro. It was a bold move and gave him great advantage, allowing him to build relationships with the farmers and secure the first pick of their wines. The property, at Lugar das Lages near the old town of Régua, is still owned by the company and its purchase is commemorated in Taylor’s First Estate Reserve Port.