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Taylor's Single Harvest 1967 (50 years old)

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From the year which saw the launch of the QE2, the release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and the birth of former MP turned Strictly Come Dancing star Ed Balls, the 1967 Single Harvest Port is the latest in the series of Taylor’s limited release Tawny Ports.

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 1967 is of exceptional character and that has already received 98 points from Wine Spectator.

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 1967 is a perfect follow-up to their outstanding 1966, it is superb now but also has plenty of life ahead.

Tasting Note

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.

Accolades

“This draws you in, with aromas of warm halva and toasted pistachio giving way to a wide range of buckwheat, toasted sesame, walnut husk, menthol and liquorice root notes that refuse to break down in the mouth. Exhibits remarkable length, with ample viscosity matched by steely tension, putting this in rarefied air.”  98 Points, James Molesworth, Wine Spectator

“This house must certainly be the Latour of Portugal.”  Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

Categories

Port, Tawny Port, Limited Edition, Gifts

Country of Origin

Portugal

Region

Douro Valley

ABV

20%

Closure

Cork Stopper

Decant

No

Gift Boxed

Yes