Taylor's Single Harvest 1970

Taylor's Single Harvest 1970

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Case size: 6 / Bottle size: 750ml

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“Pale mahogany core surrounded by a broad pale gold rim with subtle olive highlights. On first impression, the wine is lifted and ethereal but soon begins to unfurl layer after layer of multi-dimensional aroma. On the palate, the wine has a smooth, velvety texture. Rich, dense and sumptuous, it coats the tongue with opulent mellow flavour, coffee and butterscotch with hints of walnut and candied orange peel, but with a remarkable freshness from the current of lively acidity which runs through the palate into the extraordinary long finish. A wonderfully elegant, finely constituted and beautifully matured port delivering a surge of rich flavour with every sip.” David Guimaraens, Taylor’s Head Winemaker

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Taylor's Single Harvest 1970

Taylor’s has an extensive and enviable library of very old Ports and each year they release a 50 year old Single Harvest Port which represents the cream of their aged reserves. And Tawny Port is a wonderfully misunderstood phenomenon that benefits from being both knock-out brilliant and undervalued.

 

Often referred to as Colheitas, these single harvest Tawny ports are a far cry from vintage port with very slow and gentle ageing in oak casks creating ports of extreme aromatic complexity with delightfully mellow structures. The 1970 Port vintage was one of outstanding quality - ideal growing conditions produced what is now a classic vintage - universally declared by all the major port houses.