Taylor’s Very Old Tawny Port – Kingsman Edition
We are very pleased to be able to unveil the Taylor’s Very Old Tawny Port – Kingsman Edition, celebrating 20th Century Studios “The King’s Man”.
The idea for a very Limited Edition Kingsman Port was born between Taylor’s and director Matthew Vaughn; recognising the shared values between Taylor’s and Kingsman: a sense of heritage and tradition, legacy, an obsession with detail and extraordinary product quality. Also, the very British traits of humour, wit, elegance and style.
In the era portrayed in The King’s Man, Port Wine occupied a special place. By the time of the Great War, Port had become firmly established in British society as one of the finest of all wines, surrounded by ritual and a degree of reverence. During the Great War, large quantities of Port, including thousands of cases of Taylor’s, were shipped to the British and French armies stationed at the front. The British government considered Port so essential for soldiers’ morale that it sometimes threatened to commandeer shipments and divert them to the army to avoid shortages.
The Kingsman Edition is a very rare Tawny Port matured for almost nine decades in hand-made seasoned oak casks. This peerless wine has achieved a magical complexity during its long ageing. Some of the wines used were made in the 1930s under the shadow of the Great Depression. Significantly, they were produced from vines replanted after the Phylloxera pest had devastated many of the finest vineyards of the Douro Valley in the 1870s. Like western civilisation emerging from the devastation of the Great War, this immortal wine symbolises the recovery of the Douro vineyards from the greatest scourge ever to hit the world of wine.
Taylor’s Kingsman Edition Port was created not only for Kingsman devotees but also for connoisseurs and collectors of fine and rare wines around the world. A very limited number of 700 bottles have been produced and the film releases worldwide on February 14th, 2021.