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Taylor's Single Harvest Port 1966More vintages: 1967Taylor's is one of the oldest Port producers, founded over three centuries ago in 1692, a family owned independent producer that became famous for its Late Bottled Vintage Port. Produced on the family's own properties, the famous estate of Quinta de Vargellas and the ancient vineyard of Terra Feita. Single Harvest Port is blended from a single year and has been aged a long time in oak casks. After many years of wood ageing, when finally ready, the fully mature wines are ready to drink when bottled. Single Harvest Ports are ready for immediate drinking and do not need to be decanted.
This 1966 is the third limited edition release in a row of Taylor's as a 50th year anniversary of the wine. Taylor's holds one of the most extensive reserves of very old cask aged Port of any producer. They include a collection of rare Single Harvest Ports. These are Ports from a single year which age to full maturity in seasoned oak casks and display the harvest on the label.
This exceptional 1966 vintage is broad amber colour with green-olive highlights. On the nose a complex variety of orange and marmalade, combined with a discreet vanilla oakiness and warm nutty notes of walnut and marzipan. The palate is very smooth and honeyed, leading to an apricot and fig finish; the is a big and lush port where the flavours linger deliciously long. An absolute amazing mouthful of port.
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“Very elegant, with notes of tobacco and cedar to the lush butter cream, ripe pear and dried apricot flavors. Seductive tropical fruit and spice notes linger on the endless finish, revealing citrusy hints. Drink now.”
“One of a series of releases of single harvest wines, this smooth, wood-aged Port is rich and still full of fruit. Ripe date and raisin flavors are lifted by acidity, with flavors from the wood aging giving great balance. Tawny in character, this beautiful wine is complex and ready to drink”
“The NV 20 Year Old Tawny was bottled with a bar top cork in 2013. It comes in at 111.6 grams per liter of residual sugar. A big mouthful, this is a 20 that first coats the palate and then ends with silky texture and concentrated flavor. Very graceful, it is not as impressive in terms of mid-palate density, but it is more than respectable. It shows fine complexity, appropriate to its age category. The finish seals the deal, more lingering and gripping than I expected from the first taste. It is another delicious Tawny from the Taylor Fladgate group this issue, so dig in. All of the Tawnies here have bar top corks. What that typically means is that they are ready to drink and not expected to be aged in the bottle. Barring cork failures, of course, Tawnies are very resistant and can be held a long, long time. They are certainly completely ready to drink now, though. (MS) ”
Taylor's is one of the oldest of the founding Port houses. The history of the firm is in many ways the history of the Port trade itself.
Since its foundation in 1692, Taylor has been dedicated to making the finest Port. The house remains entirely focused on Port production and specialised in its premium styles. Unlike most other producers, it does not market any other wine.
Taylor is committed to remaining independently owned. This guarantees the continuity of purpose required to make wines of quality and character. It also preserves a priceless inheritance of experience and skill passed down through the generations over more than three centuries. Taylor's independence also helps to protect its future as a producer of the finest Ports, allowing it to make decisions and investments which are in the best long term interests of the firm and of future generations.
The family character of the company also helps to nurture the personal relationships which lie at the heart of the fine wine business, such as the firm's long established partnerships with its grape suppliers and with its customers around the world. Most importantly it helps to strengthen the firm's bond with those who appreciate and enjoy fine wines and whose loyalty is the firms' most important asset.
As an independent company whose success is inseparable from that of the Douro Valley, Taylor remains committed to protecting this beautiful region by practising viticulture which is economically and environmentally sustainable. The future of the Douro Valley and its unique environment is also the future of Port, one of the world's great classic wines and an irreplaceable part of human heritage.