Taylor's Single Harvest Tawny Port 1961


Taylor’s werd opgericht in 1692 en behoort tot de oudste porthuizen in de Dourovallei. Een onafhankelijk familiebedrijf, dat zich exclusief toelegt op de productie van port en wereldwijd beschouwd wordt als de benchmark voor vintage ports. Afkomstig van de steile Quintas Vargellas, Terra Feita en Junco, onderscheiden deze jaargangports zich zowel door hun elegantie en balans als door hun kracht en lange levensduur. Taylor’s beschikt ook over grote reserves houtgerijpte port, waaruit prachtige oude tawny’s gecreëerd worden, waaronder de legendarische Single Vintage Tawny uit 1863 of de Kingsman Edition. Last but not least was Taylor’s de bedenker van de immer succesvolle Late Bottled Vintage en is het van die portstijl tot op de dag van vandaag de belangrijkste producent.



Wijnsoort: Port

Land: Portugal

Streek: Douro

Wijnhuis: Taylor’s

Jaar: 1961

Alcoholpercentage: 20%

Inhoud: 0.75

Druivensoort(en): Tinta barroca,Tinta çao,Touriga franca,Touriga Nacional,

Smaak: Deep mahogany colour with discreet olive highlights on the rim. Very fine, elegant nose, with an opulent core of wild honey, treacle and butterscotch infused with a spicy redolence of black pepper and cinnamon. Cedary cigar box aromas, savoury scents of wild herbs and a discreet aura of fresh mint add a further layer of complexity. The perfectly calibrated palate is lifted by a fresh acidity and delivers a wealth of rich mellow flavour, molasses, dried figs, sultanas and apricot confit. The finish is clean and bright, with ripe pear and mint and very discreet zesty citrus notes. SINGLE HARVEST


Taylor Fladgate has very substantial stocks of aging tawny Ports that were put down by previous generations and are ready to be offered. The latest of these gems is the Single Harvest 1961. The 1961 has been quietly ageing in the Taylor Fladgate cellars and is now ready for anyone looking to celebrate 1961.

‘There are some people that may remember the Quinta de Vargellas 1961 Vintage Port which we launched in 1963. That has all now been consumed but the reserves that were put aside for aged tawny from 1961 can now be made available to Port lovers’. Adrian Bridge, Managing Director of Taylor Fladgate.

“The lodge team have been carefully tending this stock to ensure that it remains a perfect example of a 1961 Port. The aging process has of course helped it to reach magical levels of complexity and elegance”. David Guimaraens, Taylor Fladgate Head Winemaker.

These extraordinary wines age gently in the cool, damp and tranquil Taylor Fladgate cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia where the conditions are ideal for the wines to slowly develop the rich and complex aromas, characteristics of very old Port Wines.
A very small quantity of this unparalleled Port is now launched as an exclusive Limited Edition. 2,900 bottles have been produced which will be available in specialist retailers from December.

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