Taylors Late Bottle Vintage Port 2013

Country
Portugal
Producer
Taylors
Grape(s)
Tinta Barocca (0%)
Tinta Roriz (0%)
Touriga Franca (0%)
Touriga Nacional (0%)
Type
Red
Style
Dessert
Oaked Style
Lightly oaked
Body Style
Not Set
Dry/Sweet Style
Not applicable
Alcohol Content
20%
Closure Style
Cork
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
Yes
Vegan
Yes
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

Producer

The first Taylor joined in 1816, followed later by a Fladgate and a Yeatman. Taylor’s is the only Port wine shipper to remain completely independent throughout its history. British ownership continues to this day, when, after the last Yeatman, Dick, died in 1966, the firm passed via his widow to her nephew, Alistair Robertson.Adrian Bridge, Alistair`s son-in-law, is the current Managing Director. David Guimarãens leads the winemaking team that is responsible for maintaining Taylor’s position as a premium Port wine producer.Taylor’s was the first to commercialise a Single Quinta (Estate) Vintage with their 1958 Quinta de Vargellas. Taylor’s were one of the first shippers to offer a 10 & 20 year old Aged Tawny ports and in the early 1970`s it pioneered the Late Bottled Vintage (or LBV) style. In addition to Vintage Port, Taylor`s has also enjoyed considerable success with its Quinta de Vargellas, under which label Vintage wine is made in good years that have not been declared.The range has been augmented by the 116-hectare Quinta de Terra Feita in the Pinhão valley and Quinta do Junco, Vila Nova da Gaia and Xisto.The Port wines are typically closed and austere when young; it is only with adequate ageing that they loosen up and offer their subliminal qualities. Worth waiting for, though, to secure stocks one is best advised to buy young.
Tasting Notes
Produced only in years in which the harvest has been very good, Taylors were pioneers of the LBV style, blending from a reserve of the best full-bodied red ports from a single harvest. It is a consistently approachable Port with a deep ruby colour and an attractive fruity, rich berry fruit and liquorice flavours. Whilst complex and harmonious, Taylors is appreciated for its rich and intense style.
Food
Can be enjoyed on its own after a meal or to accompany cheeses, nuts or fruit. LBV has been filtered before bottling and therefore will not require decanting.