Taylors has decided to make a limited release, each year, of a Single Harvest Port, made 50 years previously. The sixth in the series is the 1969 Single Harvest.
Deep mahogany colour with discreet olive highlights on the rim. Very fine, elegant nose, with an opulent core of wild honey, treacle and butterscotch-infused with a spicy redolence of black pepper and cinnamon. Cedary cigar box aromas, savoury scents of wild herbs and a discreet aura of fresh mint add a further layer of complexity. The perfectly calibrated palate is lifted by fresh acidity and delivers a wealth of rich mellow flavour, molasses, dried figs, sultanas and apricot confit. The finish is clean and bright, with ripe pear and mint and very discreet zesty citrus notes.
This wine is ready to drink and does not require decanting. The bottle should be kept upright,
protected from direct sunlight and at a cool and constant temperature.
The wine benefits from being served slightly chilled, between 12C to 16C. The particular qualities of this wine allow it to be enjoyed over an extended period of time once opened, without losing its freshness and vibrancy. Optimum drinking time after opening the bottle is two months.
Taylors 1969 Single Harvest is an excellent accompaniment to many desserts. It combines
well with flavours of figs, almonds and caramel. It is an excellent complement for a crme brle or a plate of wild strawberries. It may also be appreciated on its own, at the end
of the meal, with walnuts or dried fruit.