Taylors Very Old Single Harvest Vintage Port 1968
Taylors holds one of the most extensive reserves of very old cask aged Port of any producer. Vintage Ports age in bottle, whereas Single Harvest Ports are wines from a single year which have been matured for five decades in seasoned oak casks. This one is from the 1968 harvest and 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 of 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, combing well with figs, almonds and caramel. Perfect paired with a delicious creme brulee or a plate of wild strawberries. It may also be appreciated on its own, at the end of a 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 Single Harvest Vintage Port is limited in number and would make the perfect 50th birthday, anniversary or company gift. Presented in the classic black frosted bottle in a high quality wooden box with date plaque.