Taylor Vintage Port is Taylor's finest and rarest wine, the very pinnacle of port. Only in a year when everything is perfect does Taylor's ‘declare’ a vintage. With the company’s reputation at stake, ‘declaring’ is not taken lightly, since it invites a knowledgeable and worldwide audience to judge whether perfection has indeed been achieved. The ultimate collector’s wines, Taylor's Vintage Ports will last for fifty years or more. They are renowned for their massive structure, concentration of flavor and distinctive ‘masculine’ style. Bottled after two years in wood, they continue to mature for decades in the cellar, slowly attaining the sublime elegance and power which are the hallmarks of the Taylor's style. Taylor’s three famous properties – Vargellas, Terra Feita and Junco – occupy distinct geographic locations. Each contributes its own unique character and dimension to the subtle harmony of the blend. In keeping with house tradition, the decision to declare the 2007 vintage was announced on St George’s Day, 23rd April, two years after the harvest. Commenting on the declaration, Taylor’s Managing Director Adrian Bridge noted: ‘The 2007 wines have been impressive from the start, displaying crisp, vibrant fruit and a wonderful balance. In keeping with the house style, the Taylors Vintage Port 2007 shows great elegance, poise and a fine scented quality contributed by the wines of Quinta de Vargellas on which the blend is based.
” Wine Spectator - "a classic baby Vintage Port nose of blackberry, currant and a little bit of green lemon leaf. Full-bodied and medium sweet. There's a solid core of ripe fruit and powerful tannins, with grip. The real deal." 94 - 97 points.