About the Wine
Taylor Fladgate is one of the oldest and most respected Port houses, founded in 1692. The company has been family managed since its founding over 325 years ago. Its winemakers and blenders draw on knowledge and skills passed down the generations over hundreds of years to ensure that Taylor Fladgate Ports are made to the very highest standards. Taylor Fladgate own vineyards, including the legendary Quinta de Vargellas, produce the famous Taylor Fladgate Vintage Ports which are among the wines most highly valued and esteemed by connoisseurs and collectors of fine wines around the world. Taylor Fladgate also possesses one of the most extensive and valuable reserves of old cask-aged Ports maturing in the company’s cellars, known as ‘lodges’, in Oporto. Over the years, these reserves have allowed the company to release a number of very rare, limited edition Ports of great age including this Taylor Fladgate Very Old Kingsman Edition Port.
About the Movie: A collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them. Discover the origins of the very first independent intelligence agency in “The King’s Man.” “The King’s Man” is directed by Matthew Vaughn and stars Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Harris Dickinson, Daniel Brühl, with Djimon Hounsou, and Charles Dance. Matthew Vaughn, David Reid and Adam Bohling are the producers, and Mark Millar, Dave Gibbons, Stephen Marks, Claudia Vaughn and Ralph Fiennes serve as executive producers. “The King’s Man” is based on the comic book “The Secret Service” by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons, and the story is by Matthew Vaughn and the screenplay is by Matthew Vaughn & Karl Gajdusek. “The King’s Man” opens in U.S. theaters on February 12, 2021.
Some of the rare wines used in the blend were made in the 1930s under the shadow of the Great Depression. Significantly, they were produced from vines replanted after the Phylloxera pest had devastated many of the finest vineyards of the Douro Valley in the 1870s. Like western civilization emerging from the devastation of the Great War, this immortal wine symbolizes the recovery of the Douro vineyards from the greatest scourge ever to hit the world of wine.
This exclusive wine celebrates the principles that underlie the history and tradition of the house of Taylor Fladgate and are also keynotes of the Kingsman legend. Among these are duty and determination, a respect for heritage and fine craftsmanship, coupled with a quintessentially British sense of understatement, elegance and style.
Presented in a bespoke crystal decanter with gold detailing and a luxurious presentation box, Taylor Fladgate Kingsman Edition Port was created not only for Kingsman devotees but also for connoisseurs and collectors of fine and rare wines around the world.
Only 100 bottles will be available for purchase from leading wine merchants within select locations throughout the U.S. with a retail price of $3,800.
A deep mahogany brown core gradually fades through a halo of amber to a narrow rim of warm gold. After years in cask, Port develops an extraordinary multi-layered complexity unlike that of any other wine. This rare Port of great age is no exception. On the nose, the wine is seductive and intense, displaying multiple dimensions of opulent aroma. It opens with a rich confection of molasses and butterscotch, with notes of almond and dried fig, followed by a complex spicy redolence of vanilla, black pepper, nutmeg and cinnamon. Discreet scents of cedar and balsam emerge fleetingly in the background. The first impression on the palate is of a smooth, velvety texture and impressive volume and density resulting from decades of cask ageing. On the mid palate, a crisp, vibrant acidity emerges making the wine appear fresher and more ethereal. Flowing through the palate from end to end is an undercurrent of rich, intense, concentrated butterscotch flavor. The wine has an extraordinarily long finish, leaving a lingering impression of complex, mellow aroma on the palate for long after the wine has been consumed.
98 points~ Michael Godel, winealign.com