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Taylor's 325th Anniversary Port (Limited Edition)

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Bottle shapes may change but Taylor's pioneering spirit never will.

                           

To mark the 325th Anniversary of the foundation of the house Taylor's have decided to release a Limited Edition Port.

When Taylor’s pioneering founder Job Bearsley arrived in Portugal in 1692, his superb Ports were enjoyed in elegant, round bottles known as ‘onions’. Bearsley could not have known that, 325 years later, his firm would be the most famous shipper of Vintage Port, a leading producer of Aged Tawny and creator of the Late Bottled Vintage style.

In their 325th year, as a tribute to their founder, Taylor’s has released a Limited Edition Reserve Tawny Port presented in a special commemorative bottle inspired by the ‘onion’ shape that graced the tables of Job Bearsley and those of his loyal customers.

Wines that were destined for ageing as 10, 20, 30 and 40 Year Old Tawny Ports have been carefully selected by Taylor’s winemakers and blended to form this opulent and seductive aged Tawny Port.

Tasting Notes

Deep chestnut brown core encircled by a narrow brick rim. A rich figgy nose with a background of toffee and mocha, notes of plum and apricot, spicy hints of black pepper, nutmeg and fleeting scents of jasmine, all come together in a heady complex harmony. Dense and luscious on the palate, with a wonderful velvety smoothness. The mellow flavours of butterscotch and molasses merge with rich jammy red berry flavours, a perfect blend of youth and maturity.

How to Serve

The perfect match to moments of relaxation and indulgence anytime of day.

Acolades

"This opulent and seductive aged tawny is a fitting tribute to Taylor’s 325th anniversary and to the firm’s expertise in ageing and blending the finest cask aged ports." 97/100 Wine Enthusiast, July 2017

"The highlight of the evening was tasting the truly individual new anniversary Port blend that was launched tonight. Another gem in the Taylor’s armoury… A superbly complex nose of tarte tatin, baked apples, bruleed oranges, botanicals and cognac spice. So opulent and complex that it’s difficult to pin this wine down. Multiple exotic notes develop on the palate as you allow the wine to open up. Rich and focused, there is beautiful concentration, fabulous acids and that nutty, picante, burnt citrus and caramelised apple pie intensity with real glycerol weight and breadth. The finish is super spicy, peppery, with almond skin bitterness balanced by the sweet nutty, caramelised opulence. This is a true tribute to a complex Port style and a supremely premium producer." Greg Sherwood MW, Wine Safari, 95/100, May 2017 

“Lifted but dense dried and candied fruit nose along with chocolate-covered coffee beans and Christmas baking spices. Multilayered, plush palate with a concentrated, juicy, bright mulberry core of acidity surrounded by rich sticky toffee pudding and warm gingerbread notes. Complex but approachable – a delicious tawny.” Tina Gellie, Decanter, May 2017

Categories

Port

Country of Origin

Portugal

Region

Douro Valley

ABV

20%

Closure

Cork Stopper

Decant

No

Gift Boxed

Yes