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Taylor's Vintage Port 2016, 6 x 75cl

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Still very much family owned and run, Taylors is praised for its elegance, longevity and deep scented characters. The Taylors 2017 is one of poise, grace and focus.
This is an En Primeur wine and special conditions apply.
Vintage:
2017
Size:
6 x 75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesca, Tinto Cão, Tinta Roriz and Tinta Barroca
Style:
Sweet
Producer:
Region:
Country:
Portugal
Body:
Rich and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
2030 - 2067
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£327.00
 

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

Opaque black at the centre with a narrow purple rim. Uncompromisingly Taylor’s in style, elegant and precise. The nose is threaded with very fine, linear fruit, heady and complex but restrained by a graphite minerality. Quinta da Vargellas has imprinted its signature fragrance of violets, which hangs like a scented veil over the wine, and there are discreet terroir notes of citrus, wild herbs and gumcistus. The nose is still reserved and discreet but there is impressive depth and background, as well as hints of complexities still to emerge with time. The palate is held in place by lithe, muscular tannins, firm and grippy on the finish, and ends with a powerful surge of crisp, pure berry fruit. A beautifully delineated wine, with the hallmark Taylor’s poise and definition and the tantalising promise of pleasures still to come.

Press Comments

Vinous- 98/100, Wine Advocate- 98/100, Farr Vintners- 19/20, Jancis Robinson- 18.5/20