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Taylor's : Very Old Single Harvest Port 1965

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    An Elegant and Balanced Port Wine

    Taylor's1965 Very Old Single HarvestPort is a Port wine that has been aged in old oak barrels for 50 years. The grape variety used to make this wine is Blend Port.

    Taylor's1965 Very Old Single Harvest Port has a tawny core color surrounded by a subtle amber halo with a subtle green tint. The nose has great finesse and delicacy with aromas of hazelnut, oak, orange jam, black pepper and cinnamon. The palate is full and sumptuous, showing splendid roundness and a silky texture that combines with rich spicy and warm flavours. The finish of this wine is rather mellow, with fantastic length and a lively acidity. An elegant and balanced wine to be enjoyed now.

    Parker : 95 / 100
    J. Robinson : 18 / 20
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    The 1965 Very Old Single Harvest Port, that is, a Coheita, single vintage tawny, is part of Taylor's continuing series of releases of old Colheitas. A field blend of typical grapes, it comes in at 157 grams per liter of residual sugar. In the overall context of amazing old Colheitas, it may not take 1st prize, but it will strike anyone who loves them as pretty fine. Get ready for those aromatics that are powerful from several feet away. Irresistible on opening, it has an up-front rush of sugar, concentrated aromatics and remarkable concentration of flavor on the finish. Laced with classic old tawny nuances, including a bit of molasses and treacle, it ends with a dark, burnished feel. The mid-palate depth is just average. There are some whiffs of brandy that are sometimes rather too obvious here and there, but not often. Overall, it is bright and lively, with its good acidity cutting through the sugar and concentrated flavors. The two balance each other well. Some tawnies are caressing and sensual; some are rich and lush; some lean more to bite and focus. This is in the latter category, but the price of admission here is that concentration of mature, old tawny Port flavors. The acidity and the sugar lace those flavors into the palate. It emphasizes treacle more as time goes on. It's pretty fine. Note: this was tasted from a 375ml with a bar-top cork.
    DuriensePort
    Alcohol
    21

    Grape varieties
    Porto Blend

    Dessert wine
    Yes

    Environment
    Sustainable viticulture

    J. Robinson
    18

    Wine Spectator
    95

    Country
    Portugal

    Wine certification
    DOC

    Area
    Duriense

    Appellation
    Port

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Taylor's

    Parker
    95

    Allergens
    Contains sulphites

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