Taylor Fladgate is one of the original founding Port houses and has remained a benchmark among Port producers throughout its history. This Limited Edition Reserve Tawny, released in a commemorative, early 18th Century style bottle, is a tribute to Taylor Fladgate’s long history and mastery of the art of cask aging and blending. This blend was carefully put together from specially selected Ports from Taylor Fladgate’s extensive aged Tawny stocks, aged in seasoned oak Port pipes. It has characteristic Taylor Fladgate richness and distinctive grip on the finish. Each release in the series represents a different stage in the evolution of the 18th century wine bottle. The third addition to the series is a bottle moulded in the distinctive “mallet” shape, which had become well established in England by the 1730s. “The Mallet” represents the transition from the early onion shapred bottle to the straight sided cylinder shape, similar to modern bottles which began to emerge around 1750.
A warm scent of coffee, butterscotch and dried fruit, with notes of plum and raisin. Around this rich, mellow core are layers of spicy, woody and nutty aroma, as well as discreet floral scents, giving the wine an intricate, subtle and seductive complexity. On the palate it is round and dense, with a smooth silky texture. This combines with luscious toffee and preserved fruit flavors which continue into the long, warming finish.