Vintage Port is the ultimate expression of Port and Taylors are one of the most renowned producers. On 23rd April 2013, Taylor’s announced its decision to release a classic Vintage Port from the exceptional 2011 harvest. Comments as follows
Adrian Bridge, Managing Director
‘2011 was a textbook year that has produced Vintage Ports which are classics in every sense. The Taylor’s 2011 is a perfect example of the house style, elegant and refined but also with the characteristic inner strength and stamina which define Taylor’s Vintage Ports.’
Impenetrable blue-black colour with narrow purple rim. Intricate and finely constituted, the nose displays classic Taylor elegance and poise. A dense core of pure complex fruit, redolent of blackberry and cassis, is enveloped in a fragrant aura of violets. Resiny garrigue scents and subtle notes of liquorice and black coffee emerge as the nose develops. On the palate, taut, linear tannins provide a solid framework. Fine berry fruit flavours linger into the finish where the tannins re-emerge to provide an attractive touch of austerity.