The Port house of Taylor is now 330 years old and holds one of the most extensive reserves of very old aged cask Ports of any producer. Over the past decade they have made a number of limited edition releases that have drawn on these impressive reserves, all of which have been very special indeed.
To mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this year Taylor have blended, bottled and released a “Very Very Old Tawny Port”, an unprecedented creation that required a new classification in its own right.
The component parts of the blend are drawn from a selection of wines that have been ageing in seasoned casks for an average of 70 years. Selected and blended by Taylor’s own winemakers, the resulting wine is nothing short of extraordinary. A delight to taste and a step back in history to another era.
The wine is obviously very limited in terms of availability, and each bottle is presented in its own individual wooden case. Best served slightly chilled, a bottle will drink well for up to two months after opening. We have tasted the wine here in the office and struggle to think of a better Tawny port that we have encountered.
|Vintage Port||N.V.||Taylor Very Very Old Tawny Port "Platinum Jubilee", Taylor Fladgate||75/1||22||22||288.00||bt||22||384||97.10||97.10||Taylor Very Very Old Tawny Port "Platinum Jubilee"||0.75||0|
|Wines are offered subject to remaining unsold. E&OE.|
A deep mahogany hue with slight green tinge to the rim. Viscous in texture. A wonderfully intense and powerful bouquet bursts from the glass. A remarkable, multi-layered cornucopia of complex aromas on the nose incorporating: molasses, sultanas, toasted nuts, toffee, caramel, Arabica coffee, Cuban tobacco, incense, cloves & black pepper. Full in viscosity and texture on the palate with figgy Christmas cake flavours, honey, oranges and exotic spices. Such concentration yet possessing a steely cut of racy acidity lending freshness, tension, focus and superb balance. What length too ! Tawny port does not get any better than this.