A Sublime Port To Celebrate An Extraordinary Reign
On 6th February 2022, Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth.
“To celebrate this unprecedented anniversary, Taylor’s Port, a Royal Warrant Holder to HM The Queen decided to bottle a Very Very Old Tawny Port.
This exceptional Taylor's Very Very Old Tawny Port Platinum Jubilee Limited Edition is drawn from our extensive reserves of the finest wood aged wines, which have been maturing in seasoned oak casks, since the Queen succeeded to the throne, silently attesting to Her Majesty’s extraordinary reign as the longest serving Monarch in British history.” stated Adrian Bridge, Managing Director of Taylor’s, and adds: “We are delighted to celebrate such an exceptional commemoration with the launch of a unique Port Wine. The perfect glass to raise a toast to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.”
The component wines for this limited-edition bottling have been individually selected and blended by Taylor’s blenders. The attention to detail in the cellars is displayed on the palate of this extraordinary wine, where notes of anise, marzipan, quince, and subtle hints of butterscotch, overlaid with astonishing refinement and balanced acidity.
The decades of ageing in wood have concentrated this wine almost to an essence, producing intense, complex nutty and spicy aromas, elevated by a crisp acidity which gives the wine an attractive freshness. The pioneering spirit of Taylor's and the dedication to the highest standards in Port is encapsulated in this wine, that combine elegance and poise as well as subtle power and persistence.
What better way to celebrate Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee than with an exquisite glass of Taylor's Port.
Rich mahogany with a pale ochre rim. An opulent, heady nose overlaid with cigar box, roasted coffee, pressed rose petals and a hint of ginger. An intense, heather honey bouquet with some singed leather, scents of fine oak, five spice and figs. Beautiful aromatic structure which dances on your nose, enticing you in for your first sip.
On the palate wonderful concentration and bright, racy acidity. Notes of anise, marzipan, quince, scorched orange peel, molasses, cardamom and a subtle hint of butterscotch. The symphony of flavours that awaken your senses are precise, in balance and alluring. An astonishingly refined and well-formed mature tawny port. The perfect way to celebrate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.
Taylor’s is one of the first historic Port Wine Houses, having been established in 1692. As a family company since its foundation, it specialises solely in the production of the highest quality Port Wine, from the planting of the vines to the production, ageing and bottling of the wines.
The family has shown its commitment to the future of Port Wine in its determination to protect the unique nature of the Douro Valley region, by promoting responsible and sustainable viticulture.
The company is best known for its elegant and long-lived Vintage Ports, which are amongst the most sought-after and collectable, coming from the famous Quinta de Vargellas vineyard and two others: Terra Feita and Junco.
The house created L.B.V. (Late Bottled Vintage), a style which the company pioneered and of which it continues to be the principal producer; it also pioneered Dry White Port when it invented Chip Dry White Port, and also launched the first Single Quinta Vintage Port.
Taylor’s is also recognised as the most important producer of Aged Tawnies and possesses one of the most extensive reserves of Port Wines aged in cask.