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Taylor's Vintage Port 2011 (half bottles)

Your Price: $49.00

Producer: Taylor's
Optimum drinking: 2020-2050
Rating: 96-98 - eRobertParker.com
Grape varieties: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca
Winemaker: David Guimarãens
Appellation: D.O. Douro, Portugal
Bottle report: Excellent condition overall

Taylor's 2011 Vintage Port (halves) comes from a great Port vintage - an excellent low yielding year, which came on the back of near drought conditions and an early growing season. It was a universally declared vintage, the first since 2007, and produced some brilliant ports made for longevity in bottle.

Taylor's vintage ports are renowned for their massive structure, concentration of flavour and distinctively masculine style. Taylor's Port is also renowned for being amongst the longest lived of all ports. Taylor's, which remains an independent family-run business since its inception around 300 years ago, is also the market brand leader. It is 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.

"The 2011 Taylor’s Vintage has a multifaceted, Pandora’s Box of a nose that is mercurial in the glass: cassis at first before blackberry and raspberry politely ask it to move aside, followed by wilted rose petals and Dorset plum. Returning after one 45 minutes that nose has shut up shop. The palate is sweet and sensual on the entry, plush and opulent, with copious black cherries, boysenberry and cassis fruit, curiously more reminiscent of Fonseca! It just glides across the palate with a mouth-coating, glycerine-tinged finish that has a wonderful lightness of touch, demonstrating how Vintage Port is so much more accessible in its youth nowadays. But don’t let that fool you into dismissing the seriousness or magnitude of this outstanding Taylor’s." eRobertParker.com

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not actual bottle for sale)

Taylor's Vintage Port 2011