Product

2016 Taylor's Vintage Port (6x75cl)

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Order now for delivery in November 2018

“If you were to write a recipe which included the finest ingredients possible to make a perfect vintage Port, then the 2016 vintage had each component in abundance." Matthew Jukes, May 2018

Product Information

Taylor’s was founded over three centuries ago in 1692 and has been family owned and run throughout its history. Taylor’s is recognised as a benchmark
for Vintage Port, its classic vintages attracting the highest scores and auction prices. Known for their elegance, longevity and distinctive scented
character, they are blended from the finest wines of the firm’s own ‘quintas’ or estates. These three famous properties – Vargellas, Terra Feita and Junco
– occupy distinct geographic locations and each contributes its own unique character and dimension to the subtle harmony of the blend. These
properties represent the best of innovation and tradition, combining the most advanced viticultural practices with traditional foot treading, still unsurpassed as a method for making Vintage Port.

Tasting Notes

Deep purple black with a narrow magenta rim. High notes of pure, intense woodland fruit with lively accents of green apple, fresh plum and raspberry. Around this core of bright, singing fruit is a heady aura of gumcistus and wine herbs. On a deeper register, exotic notes of cedarwood and jasmine provide an additional dimension of complexity. The wine has an attractive leanness and muscularity with sinewy, linear tannins that integrate seamlessly into the mid palate and then re-emerge to hold the wine in a confident grip. Energised by a racy acidity, the intense berry flavours continue to build into the long finish. Although the keynotes are refinement and poise, the wine displays the restrained vigour and stamina that are the hallmarks of the Taylor’s style.

How to Serve

Any blue, buttery, mellow and slighty piquant cheeses will pair well with this wine, try: Cashel Blue, Roquefort, Gorgonzola and Saint Agur Blue.

Accolades

"OMG. This is really the most amazing young Taylor's I have ever tasted. Full-bodied and lightly sweet with super power and intensity. So racy and focused. Yet this has such muscle and intensity. Needs at least eight years to show you everything it has to offer. Drink in 2025." 100/100 James Suckling, May 2018

"An exuberantly floral wine with plum and liquorice in abundance, this is a tender and succulent Taylors with a surprisingly pliant and silky palate.  A few shades darker than the 2011, but more welcoming and uplifting, too, this is a thrilling wine with clean finish and masses of unbridled energy." 18.5+/20, Matthew Jukes, May 2018

Categories

Port, Vintage Port, Christening Gifts

Country of Origin

Portugal

Region

Douro Valley

ABV

20.5%

Closure

Cork

Decant

Yes

Gift Boxed

No

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT AVAILABILITY OF THESE WINES IS LIMITED. ANYONE WE ARE UNABLE TO SUPPLY WILL RECEIVE A FULL REFUND.