Taylor Fladgate announces Classic Vintage 2017 and Vargellas Vinha Velha 2017
Taylor Fladgate is pleased to announce the declaration of 2017 as a Classic Vintage. According to house custom, the declaration is made on 23rd April, 2019.
In addition, Taylor Flagate is delighted to announce that it will bottle a Vargellas Vinha Velha Vintage Port. This will be only the eighth Vargellas Vinha Velha ever to be released.
Adrian Bridge, Managing Director
“The 2017 displays the fine focused fruit and floral dimension typical of Taylor Fladgate but with the scale and depth which are hallmarks of the year. An exceptional wine showing great promise for the future."
“Rare wine enthusiasts and collectors will be excited to hear that Taylor Fladgate will release a 2017 Vargellas Vinha Velha Vintage Port. This will be only the eighth Vargellas Vinha Velha ever to be released and quantities are very limited. As usual, it is an extraordinary wine, a showcase of the old vines’ ability to deliver multiple layers and dimensions of aroma.”
David Guimaraens, Head Wine Maker
“The thick skinned, beautifully ripened grapes have produced dense, firmly structured wines, quite reserved at this early stage but with impressive depth and reserves of aroma. The 2017 is classic Taylor Fladgate, with fine, linear fruit and the signature floral scent.”
"I think 2017 Vargellas Vinha Velha is a superb example of what the old vineyards are capable of achieving. The wine has all the density and depth of the 2017 vintage but is wonderfully multidimensional, the diversity of vines varieties in the five historic vineyard plots contributing to its aromatic complexity."