Taylor's 1968 Single Harvest has arrived
We are delighted to announce the release of the keenly anticipated Taylor’s 1968 Single Harvest.
Taylor’s extensive and enviable library of very old Ports which includes a number of casks from single harvests, patiently awaiting bottling and release. Every year since 2014 Taylor’s has released limited amount of Single Harvest Port made 50 years previously. The fourth in this series, the 1968 is of exceptional character.
Often referred to as Colheitas, these single harvest Tawny Ports are a far cry from Vintage Port. Extended ageing in oak casks creates ports of extreme aromatic complexity with delightfully mellow structures. The 1968 is a perfect follow-up to their outstanding 1967, it is superb now but also has plenty of life ahead.
Delicate tawny brown colour with a broad amber rim displaying olive highlights. A complex symphony of aromas on the nose, with notes of apricot, sawn wood and tobacco, scents of orange flower and honeysuckle, all on a rich mellow base of toffee, marzipan and almond. Dense, concentrated, velvety palate lifted by a crisp acidity, with a confit of apricot, guave and raisin, flavours of butterscotch and a hint of caramelised orange. A wonderfully opulent and complex wine with a lovely youthful freshness.
How to Serve
It is an excellent accompaniment to many deserts. It combines well with flavors of figs, almonds and caramel. It is an excellent complement for a crème brulée or a plate of wild strawberries. It may also be appreciated on its own, at the end of the meal, with walnuts or dried fruit, and can be served cool in the summer.
"Gorgeous from the get-go, with toasted sesame, green tea, walnut husk, pistachio cream and peanut toffee notes seamlessly layered atop one another, framed by a subtle singed alder hint. Everything glides with grace through the finish, like a gently wafting plume of white smoke off of burning incense. Drink now.” James Molesworth, Wine Spectator
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