|Vintage Port||1970||Taylor Very Old Single Harvest Port|
1 bottle minimum order
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|Wines are offered subject to remaining unsold. E&OE.|
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
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!
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.