Taylor’s Vintage Port 2018

£89.95

This “Classic” Vintage Port marks Taylor’s third year in a row of exceptional harvests. This wine comes with a status that is usually only awarded to three vintages in a decade.

Country of Origin: Portugal
Growing Region: Douro Valley
Producer: Taylors
Grape Varietal: Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Francêsca, Touriga Nacional
Vintage: 2018

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Description

Taylor’s Vintage Port 2018 has an impressive purple-black core with a narrow purple rim. An intense burst of powerful woodland fruit, a dense coulis of blackberry and blackcurrant, almost overwhelms the nose. The black fruit aromas are infused with discreet notes of cherry and mocha. As would be expected of Taylor’s, the fruit is very fine and focused, but the year seems to have given it an additional layer of density and weight. A familiar veil of violet scent hangs over the wine, together with a fragrance of rose petal and wild, minty herbal aromas.

On the palate, the wine has beautifully ripe tannins, which integrate perfectly into the mid-palate, providing both structure and volume, and then break out on the finish with a firm wiry, grip. The palate closes with a powerful tide of fresh, complex fruit flowing endlessly through the finish. In the 2018, the Taylor traits of fine fruit and inner power combine seamlessly with the ripeness and depth typical of the vintage.

Continues to improve for decades after bottling. The bottle should be kept lain down in a cool place, ideally at a temperature below 16ºC. Vintage Port is best drunk one to two days after opening.

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ABV

20%

Bottle Size

750

Vintage

2018

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