The Port company The Fladgate Partnership has announced that it has declared the 2000 vintage of its leading brands, which include Taylor's Fonseca, Croft and Delaforce.

Taylor's chairman Alistair Robertson said: "The 20th Century produced some magnificent vintage Ports and I am delighted to report that it has been crowned by a 2000 vintage of this quality."

Meanwhile Adrian Bridge, managing director of Fonseca, said: "It is fitting that the century which produced so many legendary Fonseca vintages should culminate with a vintage of the stature of 2000. Rich and velvety with a voluptuous velvet texture the 2000 Fonseca displays fince, fresh, berry fruit aromas. It is round, chewy, with ripe blackberry flavours and shows great complexity."