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Taylor's Vintage Port 1966

Your Price: $335.00
Producer: Taylor's
Optimum drinking: 2017-2025
Rating: 5* - Michael Broadbent MW
Grape varieties: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca
Appellation: D.O. Douro, Portugal
Bottle report: Good overall.-soiled capsule; in neck fill; soiled label

Of the vintage ports, Taylor's is renowned for being one of the longest lived. The house, which remains an independent family-run business since its inception around 300 years ago, is the market brand leader; one of the earliest shippers to acquire vineyards to produce the wine themselves, rather than merely buying from winemakers and then maturing it, thus ensuring a name synonymous with quality. Taylor's vintage ports are renowned for their massive structure, concentration of flavour and distinctively masculine style.

"Medium ruby, with a prune and ripe berry nose, medium-bodied, with ripe fruit flavors..." Wine Spectator

"Deep, rich, maturing; sweet, full-bodied, shapely, firm, good length, still tannic in the early 1990s. Losing colour and opening up in the mid-1990s, including a lovely bottle, nice weight, dry finish at Christie's wine department's Christmas dinner in 1996. Next at Christie's Tasting of the Century at Vinexpo -- all 1966s...; substantial, mature-looking..., high-toned bouquet with touch of liquorice; sweet, lovely flavour, slightly hot finish. Most recently, surprisingly little red; rich fully evolved; good flesh and flavour." Michael Broadbent MW (5 Stars)

Taylor's Vintage Port 1966