Taylors - Very Old Single Harvest 1961Beautifully Balanced
Taylor’s holds one of the most extensive reserves of very old cask aged Port of any producer. They include a collection of rare Single Harvest Ports.These are Ports from a single year which age to full maturity in seasoned oak casks and display the year of harvest on the label. Taylor’s has decided to make a limited release, of a Single Harvest Port made 60 years previously.
Core of walnut brown surrounded by a broad rim of pale gold with olive highlights.
Powerful nose of extraordinary complexity and opulence, revealing multiple nuances and dimensions of aroma.
First to emerge is a mellow redolence of molasses, dried fig and sultana, mingling with nutty marzipan aromas. As the wine opens up, scents of cedarwood and dried tobacco leaf appear, together with subtle spicy notes of black pepper and cardamom and a fleeting fresh hint of citrus. All this is enveloped in an powerful aura of oaky vanilla aroma, the legacy of decades of ageing in cask. In the mouth the wine is dense, round and concentrated, with a thick velvety texture, quite rich and sweet on the mid palate but then lifted by a burst of fresh acidity on the finish, which is crammed with lingering flavours of butterscotch, almond, orange marmalade and dried fruit.
A beautifully balanced wine, still clean and fresh in spite of its many years of maturing in wood.