Taylors Very Old Single Harvest Vintage 1968 Port 75cl in Wooden Gift Box

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Country Portugal
Port Type Vintage Port
Region Douro
Brand Taylors
Grape Variety Port Blend
Size 75cl
ABV 20.5%
Closure Type Cork
Vintage 1968
Maturity Stand Up and drink within 2-5 Years
Food Match It combines well with flavours of figs, almonds and caramel. It complements a crème brulée or a plate of wild strawberries. It may also be appreciated on its own, at the end of the meal, with walnuts or dried fruit, and can be served cool in the summer.
Special Features Presented in a beautful Taylors wooden gift box with date plague
Style Intense, concentrated

Taylor’s holds one of the most extensive reserves of very old cask aged Port of any producer. This limited edition bottle of single harvest port by Taylor's has been aged for exactly 50 years and is the fifth in the series. Vintage Ports age in bottle, Single Harvest Ports are wines of a single year which have been matured for five decades in seasoned oak casks.  This one is from a 1968 harvest which has aged to full maturity in a seasoned oak casks. It is ready to be consumed straight from the bottle, without the need for decanting.

It features an intense, concentrated, flavour thanks to the ageing process. Deep chestnut colour at the centre surrounded by a broad amber rim. A mature, opulent plum-pudding nose, intense and powerful, with all elements in perfect harmony. Warm base notes of raisin and toffee mingle with a rich vanilla oakiness, aromas of walnut and marzipan and spicy hints of black pepper. The palate is round, concentrated and full of rich nutty, butterscotch flavour. Underpinning the smooth, dense texture is a finely-integrated acidity which provides an attractive freshness and lift into the long finish.

A superb Single Harvest Tawny which delivers all the intense, mellow aromas of long ageing in oak casks while maintaining an attractive harmony and balance. It is an excellent accompaniment to many deserts. It combines well with flavours of figs, almonds and caramel. It is an excellent complement for a crème brulée or a plate of wild strawberries. It may also be appreciated on its own, at the end of the meal, with walnuts or dried fruit, and can be served cool in the summer.

“Gorgeous from the get-go, with toasted sesame, green tea, walnut husk, pistachio cream and peanut toffee notes seamlessly layered atop one another, framed by a subtle singed alder hint. Everything glides with grace through the finish, like a gently wafting plume of white smoke off of burning incense. Drink now.”  - James Molesworth, Wine Spectator

This highly sought after beverage is limited in number and would make the perfect 50th birthday, anniversary or company gift. The 1968 is a perfect follow-up to their outstanding 1967, it is superb now but also has plenty of life ahead.

Presented in the classic black frosted bottle in a high quality wooden box with date plague.

 

Country Of Origin: Portugal

Probably the best known of all Port houses, the firm known today as Taylor’s was founded by Job Bearsley who was a general trader. It was Job’s son Peter who moved the company to Oporto in 1709 and they were the first English family to purchase property in the Douro in 1744. In 1816 Joseph Taylor joined the firm and it was soon trading under his name, 1836 saw the arrival of John Fladgate and Morgan Yeatman. Descendants of these three families have run the firm ever since, and it remains committed to staying 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 Taylors reserves of very old cask aged Port includes a collection of very rare and valuable Single Harvest Ports. Not to be confused with Vintage Ports, which age in bottle, Single Harvest Ports are wines of a single year which have been aged in seasoned oak casks. They display the date of the harvest on the label. These wonderfully mellow, complex wines have been aged to full maturity and are ready to drink when bottled.

Every year, Taylor’s makes a limited release of a Single Harvest Port made 50 years previously. These are the perfect wines with which to celebrate a 50th anniversary or birthday and are presented in attractive wooden gift boxes.

Country Of Origin: Portugal

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