TAYLOR FLADGATE

Taylor’s extensive cask aged reserves include a collection of very rare and valuable Single Harvest Ports. Not to be confused with Vintage Ports, which age in bottle, Single Harvest Ports are wines of a single year which have been matured for five decades in seasoned oak casks in the Taylor’s lodges in Oporto.

These wonderfully mellow, complex wines have been aged to full maturity and display the year of harvest on the label. Taylor’s has decided to make a limited release, each year, of a Single Harvest Port made 50 years previously and the third in the series is the 1966 Single Harvest.

VINTAGE

1966

COLOUR

Red

REGION

Portugal

PACKAGING

Original box

PAYMENT METHOD

Bank transfer

SHIPPING

Geographical restrictions may apply

TASTING REVIEWS & SCORES

Mark Squires, Wine Advocate December 2015, 94 Points

The 1966 Single Harvest Tawny Port (i.e., a Colheita) is a traditional blend, aged in French and American oak. It comes in at 183 grams per liter of residual sugar. Surprisingly rich and fresh, this seems younger than its age.

The complexity here is not quite as great as with some and the nuances of molasses and the like are controlled. On the other side of the coin, it has a rather sensual texture, finishing with a sugary burst.

Underneath is the expected acidity and a bit of pop. Overall, it is rather seductive and quite delicious.

Producer Tasting & Serving Notes

Tasting notes

Medium golden mahogany, with a hint of olive green on the meniscus. the nose is complex with aromas of walnut, macadamia, brown sugar and a warm spicy
background of molasses and caramel. The palate is smooth and honeyed, with rich spice, figs, mocha and confit apricot. The acidity is marked and the finish
long with beautiful balance.

How to serve

Serve with a mature blue cheese such as Stilton or without accompaniments in a well proportioned wine glass to enjoy the most from this rich complex flavours
of this exceptional Port.