1896 Taylor’s Single Harvest Vintage Tawny Port 1896


1896 Taylor’s Single Harvest Vintage Tawny Port 1896 from Vintage Wine Gifts

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Taylor¬ís possesses valuable reserves of very old Port lying in cask in its historic cellars in Oporto. These include a few unique gems, each representing a tiny volume of wine. On very rare occasions, at the discretion of the family, such wines have been launched as Limited Editions. It is now the turn of this priceless wine, in its 125th year of ageing in hand crafted oak casks, to be made available on strict allocation to selected customers around the world. Produced in the magnificent vintage of 1896, one of the finest of the 19th century, it was born at the start of an era of renewal in the Harvest valley vineyards after the terrible scourge of Phylloxera. Tasting Notes Taylor’s 1896 Single Harvest ***** Deep mahogany centre with a thin olive green rim; distinctly and very beautifully lifted on the nose, a touch balsamic or in Portuguese terms, vinagrinho, with a touch of cask dissipating to reveal a wonderful perfume of quince and a hint of coffee roast; richly concentrated (218 g/l residual sugar) with wonderfully mellifluous texture and a fresh streak of acidity which stops it from cloying, there’s a hint of molasses, butterscotch and leather on the finish which, as you might expect, goes on and on and on. The essence of Port: glorious and the last of its kind. 19pts Richard Mayson This vintage port is shipped in its original wooden presentation box with three wine accessories (corkscrew, wine pourer, drip stopper) [worth ¬£17.99] at no extra cost and now includes a free gift card with your personal message and tasting and storage notes.


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