The winter of 1991/92 was unseasonably dry. This continued into the Spring with light rain only in April and May. A long hot summer was broken by a few heavy showers at the end of August and September. Taylor’s started picking a week later than elsewhere in the valley and was rewarded with a perfectly ripe crop.
Taylor Fladgate & Yeatman celebrated its tercentenary with, among other events, a major vintage port tasting at the London headquarters of Coutts Bank, a company also founded in 1692.
Deep ruby – purple inky colour. Powerful ripe berry fruit aromas. Excellent balance and complexity. Delightful fresh intensity. Big, full bodied, well structured palate. Intense mixture of rich dark fruits, liquorice and spice. Superb depth and richness. Good long finish.
Taylor Fladgate's 1992 Vintage Port is unquestionably the greatest young port I have ever tasted. It represents the essence of what vintage port...