Taylors 1964 Very Old Single Harvest Port – Limited Edition
Taylors Port have one of the largest holdings of very old cask aged Ports in the Douro, a supply that was no doubt increased substantially when their parent company, the Fladgate Partnership, acquired Wiese and Krohn Port in 2013. These old Ports are single vintage Ports aged in seasoned oak casks, i.e they are Tawny Ports. Taylors Port have just started releasing some of these old Ports and plan to release a limited quantity of 50 year old Port each year – the first of these is the Taylors 1964 Very Old Single Harvest Port, which will obviously make a very nice 50th birthday or anniversary present in 2014. They plan to release a 1965 in 2015. Frankly I am surprised more Port houses haven’t caught on to this before.
Taylors 1964 therefore is made from grapes harvested in 1964 and has spent many years quietly aging away in oak cask in Taylors cellars. As this will only have been bottled recently (most likely in 2014, I won’t know until I get my hands on a bottle) the wine will not need decanting and is ready to drink now (it will have been filtered at bottling). The bottle is presented in the classic frosted Taylors Port bottle, in a high quality beech wood box and there are only 2000 bottles available worldwide.
Buy Taylors 1964 Very Old Single Harvest Port at Fareham Wine Cellar
Taylors 1964 Very Old Single Harvest Port Tasting Notes
(From Taylors website)
Pale mahogany in colour, with olive amber highlights, this complex, spicy and nutty 50 year old wood aged Port has a warm mellow background of butterscotch and molasses on the nose, with a smooth velvety palate. Despite its great age, it has crisp acidity which gives it attractive freshness. It has an immensely long finish with rich, spicy, black pepper flavours which linger on the palate.
Looking for something else from 1964? Why not try and 1964 Vintage Armagnac?