Parker's Wine Advocate: 98 Points “Among the most saturated blue/purple/black-colored examples of the vintage, Taylor's 2000 tastes like a young vintage of Chateau Latour on steroids. Aromas of graphite, blackberry liqueur, creme de cassis and smoke jump from the glass. Spectacularly concentrated and enormously endowed, with sweetness allied to ripe tannin, decent acidity, and layer upon layer of fruit and extract, this is the leading candidate for the port of the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2040.”
A wet 1999 harvest was followed by a cold and dry Winter with almost no rain. April and May were very wet, June and July very dry and the first half of August extremely hot. Harvest started on 20th September. The resulting wines were big and full bodied with intense colour and very attractive aromas.
The turn of the century heralded exceptional vintage Port, and Taylor Fladgate is at the top of the tree, in magnum no less!