Taylor's Vintage Port 2016

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Regarded as the benchmark for Port wines, Taylors arguably sits alone at the top of a very crowded tree when it comes to quality and structure of wines. Founded in 1692, this family owned company makes wines of great richness, robust firm character and ethereal character, capable of longevity and delectable richness.
Vintage:
2016
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Cão, Tinta Amarela
Genre:
Style:
Sweet
ABV:
20.5%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
Portugal
Body:
Rich and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
Drink from 2043 through to 2070
Closure Type:
Cork
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£75.00
 

Taylor's Port

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.

Tasting Notes

Deep purple black with a narrow magenta rim. High notes of pure, intense woodland fruit with lively accents of green apple, fresh plum and raspberry. Around this core of bright, singing fruit is a heady aura of gumcistus and wine herbs. On a deeper register, exotic notes of cedarwood and jasmine provide an additional dimension of complexity. The wine has an attractive leanness and muscularity with sinewy, linear tannins that integrate seamlessly into the mid palate and then re-emerge to hold the wine in a confident grip. Energised by racy acidity, the intense berry flavours continue to build into the long finish. Although the keynotes are refinement and poise, the wine displays the restrained vigour and stamina that are the hallmarks of the Taylor style

Food Matches

Enjoy this wine with stilton, blue veined French cheese, walnuts or a treacle tart.

Press Comments

Decanter Magazine, December 2018, 96/100 points.