deVine Thoughts

February 28, 2021

deVine Wines’ 16th Anniversary Weekly Online Special

Filed under: deVine's Daily Blog Article — Dirk @ 12:51 pm

Author: Dirk Chan

Wow, it seemed like yesterday we were having two events at the store to celebrate deVine’s 15th Anniversary (cake included). Well its been a year already, and what a year! Unfortunately, we cannot gather together to taste at the store for our 16th Anniversary (on Feb 28th), so instead we offer a special deal on a special wine this week befitting the occasion – the 2017 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port – 375mL half bottle – $69.99 (regularly $86.99).

Vintage port declarations happen usually 3 times in a decade, but unprecedently, Taylor Fladgate declared 2016, 2017 and arriving later this year, the 2018, three in succession. This writer will go out on the limb (and not much of a limb) to say the 2017 offered here is the greatest Taylor since the perfect 100 point Wine Spectator Wine of the Year 1994 version of this port.

Taylor is one of the legendary Portuguese port houses famous for only making Port and what outstanding ports they deliver year in year out. The house style is a full-bodied, masculine, long lived yet finessed style.

You can enjoy this superstar port now with a 10 hour decant and experience the vibrancy and stellar fruit concentration of a truly great young vintage port – the half bottle size is perfect for a small gathering (which we should be doing with current restrictions), you can seal it and enjoy this over a 3-4 day period to see its potential evolution in bottle down the road. Or, alternatively, just stash it away for a few decades for a more mature and complex presentation of itself, a great way to celebration an important occasion down the road.

Every port lover should have some of the 2017 Taylor’s in their cellar, it is already a legend and will reward those with some with a great after dinner sipping experience. Don’t miss it! Quantities are limited.

deVine’s thanks everyone of you for your continued patronage.

2017 Taylor Fladgate Vintage Port (Douro, Portugal) – 375mL – $69.99 (regularly $86.99)

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