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Fladgate releases 2008 ports

Published:  25 April, 2010

The Fladgate Partnership has announced the release of 2008 single quinta vintage ports from Taylor's, Croft and Fonseca.

They include Vargellas and Terra Feita for Taylor's; Panascal and Guimaraens for Fonseca; and Croft's Roêda.

Managing director Adrian Bridge said: "The 2008 harvest produced some extraordinary ports at our estates.  They show impressive density and concentration and distinctive terroir character. The 2008s from Vargellas and Terra Feita show the incredible potential of these great historic estates.  They promise to deliver excellent value to both consumers and collectors."  

David Guimaraens, technical director and winemaker, added: "I believe this is one of the finest Quinta do Panascal vintages we have made to date. There is great purity of fruit and expression of the unique terroir at Panascal.  Despite relatively low yields, the wines have depth and structure."

Cask samples of the 2008s will be available to taste for the first time at the London International Wine Fair and will shortly be offered to the trade through UK agent Mentzendorff.