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Late Bottled Vintage Porto 2016
90 Points
Wine Advocate
August 10, 2022

The 2016 Late Bottled Vintage Port was bottled in May 2022 with 102 grams of residual sugar and a bar-top cork. It is a field blend aged for 72 months in wood. This is unfiltered, alone among the Fladgate Group’s LBVs. Easily the most expressive of the Group’s LBVs, this is still made in an accessible, easy fashion without big tannins or a lot of depth, and it is not supposed to be a wine to be held and aged a long time. In the long run, therefore, it isn’t really much of a step up, if at all. Key trade-offs here, though, as with its siblings, are a great price point, lots of flavor and immediate accessibility. It is very elegant.

– Mark Squires
Taylor Fladgate
Late Bottled Vintage Porto 2016
91 Points
Wine Enthusiast
May 24, 2021

One of the original Late Bottled Vintage brands, this continues to set a fine style. This latest release is full of black fruits that have been softened by extra wood aging. At the same time, the richness of the wine shows strongly and emphatically, giving a Port that has density and ready drinkability.

– Roger Voss
Taylor Fladgate
Late Bottled Vintage Porto 2015
92 Points
Wine Spectator
March 17, 2021

This is on point now, with gently mulled plum, blackberry and black currant fruit flavors forming the core, while
bittersweet cocoa, roasted apple wood and briar patch notes underscore the finish. This still has kick too, so no
rush.

– James Molesworth
Taylor Fladgate
Late Bottled Vintage Porto 2015
91 Points
November 11, 2020

A baby vintage in its generous fruit richness and firm structure, this is driven by schist tannins. Those tannins are filled with purple plum and dark, figgy flavor, the rock a constant presence underneath. This is a sophisticated LBV.

– Joshua Greene
Taylor Fladgate
Private: Late Bottled Vintage Porto 2014
92 Points
Blue Lifestyle
March 5, 2019

Offers powerful dark cherry, black fruit and herbal aromas and flavors of depth and complexity. Overall, the wine has a harmonious, authoritative character.

– Anthony Dias Blue
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