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Taylor Very Old Single Harvest Port 1970

RegionVintage Port
ColourRed
TypeFortified

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Vintage Port1970Taylor Very Old Single Harvest Port

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75/14545145.00bt95 NM45193.3333333333395.0095.00Taylor Very Old Single Harvest Port0.7510
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Tasting Notes

In addition, Taylor Fladgate has recently released a 1970 Single Harvest Port, the seventh in a series of limited-edition 50-year-old colheitas, aged in the Taylor Fladgate cellars at Vila Nova de Gaia, that comes suitably attired in a frosted glass bottle and beech wood box. Released from the end of May this year, it does not come cheap, at £220 per bottle. Maybe a little deeper in color than expected, deep mahogany with very slight green tints on the rim, it has a striking bouquet of dried quince, camphor, a touch of furniture polish and grilled walnuts, and later just a touch of espresso. The palate is medium-bodied with a spicy opening: Chinese five-spice, cloves, satsuma and orange zest, then touches of California raisins and Medjool dates. Smooth and very sensual, this is a tempting and moreish Port with hedonistic flair. 2020 - 2050

95
Neal Martin, vinous.com, June 2020

A tawny to mahogany hue with bright golden edges. An opulent, intense and hedonistic nose of freshly roasted coffee beans, chocolate, Asian spices, clove, camphor & woodsmoke. The glass exudes warmth; figgy, with a Madeira-like edge to it. Thick and palate-coating with a succulent, velvety texture. Wonderful opulent sweetness on the mid-palate followed by the clean refreshing cut of lively acidity making the wine vibrant and racy. Nice balance and tension. Amazingly rich with plenty of raisin and walnut and a heady warmth. What length too – stays on the palate for ages with enduring perfection. Really impressive stuff!

97+
Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, September 2020

Pale red-mahogany in colour with an olive-green tinge to the rim. Gloriously lifted and maderised on the nose with a touch of sultana, molasses and roasted coffee. Rich and beautifully intense on the palate; a smooth, slightly syrupy resonance offset by a lithe streak of acidity, which keeps the wine fresh all the way through. Long and languorous on the finish, with lovely toasty, malty complexity. Superb laidback and hedonistic.

98
Richard Mayson, Decanter.com, June 2020
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