For many, Taylor’s is the archetypal Port house and its wines the quintessential Ports. Established over three centuries ago in 1692, Taylor’s is one of the oldest of the founding Port houses. It is dedicated entirely to the production of Port wine and in particular to its finest styles. Based in Oporto and the Douro Valley the company is closely involved in all stages of the production of its Ports, from the planting of the vineyard and the cultivation of the grapes to the making, ageing, blending and bottling of the wines. The family’s commitment to the future of Port is demonstrated in its single minded dedication to the highest standards in Port production, its continued investment in all aspects of the firm’s operations and its determination to preserve the unique environment of the Douro Valley through the promotion of sustainable and responsible viticulture.
Inky black in colour with a purple rim. Its nose has great purity with concentrated black woodland fruit laced with raspberry and plum. Around its dense fruity core, with attractive vibrancy and minerality, is a fragrant and complex aura of citrus fruit blossom and herbal scents of mint and lavender. Supported by thick sinewy tannins, the palate explodes with concentrated ripe black fruit flavours surging into the long glorious finish.
Enjoy this wine with stilton, blue veined French cheese, walnuts or a treacle tart.