EP 717 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port Tasting

Gary Vaynerchuk gets lucky enough to taste through 3 vintages of Taylor Fladgate and gives his thoughts on where these wines are TODAY.

Wines tasted in this episode:

1977 Taylor Fladgate Vintage PortVintage Port
1994 Taylor Fladgate Vintage PortVintage Port
2005 Taylor Quinta De VargellesVintage Port

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luca bercelli

93/100

line of the day – ‘I’m on fire with ‘quite’ and ‘quotes”

I love Port so I loved this episode. Two things stood out: Mott trying his best to ‘Crush it’ and a close up of GV’s nails – boy does he bite those poor fingernails…

Tags: dessert, port, Portugal, review, Video, wine, wines

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  • wyld

    Never tried Port… i dont think, but i know i should.

    Maybe this…. fall.

    Oh, but it is interesting to learn about Port and it’s history.

  • Traveling Bob

    Gary,

    Lurker…….have watched a majority of the shows.

    Travel 300 days a year off shore. Majority last 5 years in South America and this year India, Morrocco, Turkey, Russia….. Save your episodes for the LONG plane rides. God save me from BAD WINE and do I miss Chile/Argentinia wine and the best food in Peru.

    You forced me to buy some PORT.

  • Traveling Bob

    Gary,

    Lurker…….have watched a majority of the shows.

    Travel 300 days a year off shore. Majority last 5 years in South America and this year India, Morrocco, Turkey, Russia….. Save your episodes for the LONG plane rides. God save me from BAD WINE and do I miss Chile/Argentinia wine and the best food in Peru.

    You forced me to buy some PORT.

  • Norberto Marinho

    Hey Gary, probably you?ve already try it but I leave the suggestion just in case.
    If you?re looking for a great food pairing try Port with dark chocolate; the bitterness of the high cocoa content harmoniously blends with the Port sweetness. Enjoy the tasting! By the way any plans to visit PT soon? Cheers, Norberto.

  • Norberto Marinho

    Hey Gary, probably you?ve already try it but I leave the suggestion just in case.
    If you?re looking for a great food pairing try Port with dark chocolate; the bitterness of the high cocoa content harmoniously blends with the Port sweetness. Enjoy the tasting! By the way any plans to visit PT soon? Cheers, Norberto.

  • WilliamCharlesStanton

    Gary,

    Amazing Port! I have not tried the 1994 but I recently tried and (now own a case of) 2003 LateVintage Taylor.

    Comparing flavors, I would say that the 2003 is almost exactly as you described the 1994. (weaker tannins in the 2003 I would say) — a VERY AMAZING NOSE… and I catch some Black Licorice/blackberries on the palate… as well…

    Best of luck – Love The Show!
    William C Stanton

  • http://www.myspace.comfortcollinsguy WilliamCharlesStanton

    Gary,

    Amazing Port! I have not tried the 1994 but I recently tried and (now own a case of) 2003 LateVintage Taylor.

    Comparing flavors, I would say that the 2003 is almost exactly as you described the 1994. (weaker tannins in the 2003 I would say) — a VERY AMAZING NOSE… and I catch some Black Licorice/blackberries on the palate… as well…

    Best of luck – Love The Show!
    William C Stanton

  • Ryan D

    QotD: Love Port… can’t turn it down if it’s available.

  • Ryan D

    QotD: Love Port… can’t turn it down if it’s available.

  • Lindsey N

    Thanks for this episode Gary! I will be sure to seek out the entry level port as it has always been a wine I have been wanting to try but have never been able to afford. Congrats on the Crush It cruise my friend!

  • Lindsey N

    Thanks for this episode Gary! I will be sure to seek out the entry level port as it has always been a wine I have been wanting to try but have never been able to afford. Congrats on the Crush It cruise my friend!

  • Janet

    Just wondering if you ever worked at MSE?

  • alison

    Hi i have some vinage taylors port for sale £10.00 a bottle 20% bottled 2003
    please contact me on 07935948552

  • richardvinifera

    QOTD: Haven't got any vintage port, but some LBV stoppered type and LBV unfiltered driven cork type. Also got some d'arenberg 2004 vintage shiraz and a mag of dead arm 2005. c. 18% and 15% respectively and gonna sit on for about a decade before popping!

  • adam_riley

    hope your knee is doing ok Gary!

    QOTD: I love Port, and need to try more VP's. When I was in college, my aunt taught me that if I take a girl out on a date who I really like, order Port at the end of the meal and impress her by having this after dinner drink. This strategy works very well

  • pian0_player

    I love port, especially vintage port. I am not such a fan of tawny, as I feel it loses its identity as a wine. Its more similar to a liqueur at that point. The 2000 Fonseca is probably one of the best ports i have tried. I also loved the Barros 1994 which i bought in oporto. I have never seen it in the US, but it is a great port. American's should just keep port out of fashion, that way those of us who love it can still afford it!

  • Allan

    Fun show, super-expensive ports this time.

    I don’t care much for names or brands, but what a treat it must be to try some older stuff like this. You’re lucky G. I think these might be a bit over-priced for what they are, baring in mind the 1st growth potential, that Taylor Fladgate has around the globe. I can’t afford them that’s for sure. How much is a nuance worth? ? ?

    Qotd: I too, like you enjoy Port in the autumn time/winter time when it’s cold outside. Love them all very much. I don’t care if it’s vintage or LBV or whatever. Love them all :P

  • Anonymous

    Love Port, especially Ruby but not at these price levels.. http://www.winelx.com

  • luca bercelli

    93/100

    line of the day – ‘I’m on fire with ‘quite’ and ‘quotes”

    I love Port so I loved this episode. Two things stood out: Mott trying his best to ‘Crush it’ and a close up of GV’s nails – boy does he bite those poor fingernails…

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