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January 2017

Strictly sensational; Taylor’s 1967 Single Harvest Port

From the year which saw the launch of the QE2, the release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and the birth of former MP turned Strictly Come Dancing star Ed Balls, the 1967 Single Harvest Port is the latest in the series of Taylor’s limited release tawny Ports.

Taylor's 1967

Taylor’s extensive and enviable library of very old Ports includes a number of casks of single harvest Ports which undergo very slow and gentle contact with seasoned wood and oxygen during their lengthy period of ageing deep in the Taylor’s lodges in the heart of Vila Nova de Gaia. This extended time in oak allows the creation of extreme aromatic complexity and delightfully mellow structure. The resulting wine is already winning plaudits  from the world’s foremost palates; James Molesworth of Wine Spectator says the 1967 “exhibits remarkable length, with ample viscosity matched by steely tension, putting this in a rarefied air”. Certainly a bottle to get your hands on should you be celebrating a half century not out this year! But be quick, we predict these bottles will be dancing off the shelves sharpish…

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