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Taylor's : Very Old Single Harvest Port 1968

Duriense - Port - Red - 20.5°
Taylor's : Very Old Single Harvest Port 1968
£270 Incl. VAT & DP1 Bottle in presentation case (75 cl)
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All Vintages of this wine
Parker : 94 / 100
J. Robinson : 17.5 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 1968 Very Old Single Harvest Tawny Port comes in with 173 grams per liter of residual sugar. Taylor's started its ongoing 50-year Colheita program with the 1964 (or, as they prefer to say, single harvest tawny port). This is the newest release, scheduled to be in the marketplace by the Fall of this year. It was bottled in 2017 with a bar-top cork. It is hard to go wrong with any of the wines Taylor's has been releasing in this series--they all have something special to offer. We can debate endlessly which is better--often, the style difference is more important than a minor qualitative difference. This year's style shows finesse and more finesse. It is relatively elegant for an old tawny, with a controlled, sweet edge. Hints of brandy do periodically pop up, but they are not hard or harsh. It lingers beautifully on the finish as fine, old Tawnies do. The finish is often the best part of these oldies. This will last indefinitely, but it is meant to drink on release and needs no aging. Most do not hold Tawnies with bar-top corks. Drink it around 60 degrees Fahrenheit--and definitely not too warm. Most producers recommend 58 to 62 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on your preferences and the wine.
DuriensePort
Alcohol
20.5

Grape varieties
Porto Blend

J. Robinson
17.5

Wine Spectator
98

Country
Portugal

Wine certification
DOC

Area
Duriense

Appellation
Port

Color
Red

Producer
Taylor's

Is promo
No

Parker
94

Allergens
Contains sulphites

Is promo
No

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