Hosted by Adrian Bridge, CEO of The Fladgate Partnership, a first tasting of the 2009 vintage ports from Croft, Taylor, Fonseca and Skeffington took place last Friday, in London.
Quo Vadis Soho was the chosen place for this fabulous trade and press tasting which brought more than 60 people to taste not only the brand new 2009 vintage but the rest of the declared wines of the decade: Taylor, Croft, Fonseca and Skeffington from 2000, 2003, 2007 and Vargellas Vinha Velha from 2000, 2004 and 2007
Jamie Goode:  “incredibly concentrated, dense wines with lots of structure. The good news? Despite the reduced yields, prices will be pretty much the same as when the also excellent 2007s were released. (…)While they are amazingly rich and sweet, they also have wonderful structure under the intense fruit. And they don’t lack any freshness. I reckon they’ll age beautifully for a long time.”