Taylor's Ports represent over three and a quarter centuries of family tradition that began with the foundation of Taylor Fladgate & Yeatman in 1692 has been family managed since. The firm is best known for its elegant and long lasting Vintage Ports, produced on its own vineyard estates. Taylor’s also developed the Late Bottled Vintage style and is a leading shipper of rare cask-matured Tawnies Ports.
Taylor’s most famous vineyard estate is Quinta de Vargellas, whose wines form the backbone of the Taylor’s Vintage Port blend. The property also produces excellent Single Quinta Vintage Ports as well as Vargellas ‘Vinha Velha’, a rare Vintage Port made from a selection of grapes from the estate’s oldest vines, many over 100 years old. As well as introducing Late Bottled Vintage, a ready to drink alternative to Vintage Port for enjoying by the glass, Taylor’s also launched the first dry white Port, called Chip Dry, in 1934. The firm holds one of the most extensive cask aged reserves from which it draws its range of 10, 20, 30 and 40 Year Old Tawny blends and rare Single Harvest Ports.
Although the wine is produced inland in the vineyards of the upper Douro Valley, it takes its name from the coastal city of Oporto from which it is traditionally exported.
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Late Bottled Vintage, or LBV, is the most popular premium Port style in England, representing one in five purchases of Port. It was first launched in 1970 by Taylor’s current Chairman, Alistair Robertson, with the Late Bottled Vintage 1965.
While Vintage Port is kept in wood for only twenty months or so before being transferred to the bottle where it will continue to age, this Late Bottled Vintage, as the name suggests, is bottled later, remaining in wood between four and six years. During this relatively long period of wood ageing, an LBV matures and settles down - it is ready to drink when bottled, does not need to be decanted and can be served by the glass for several weeks after the cork is drawn.
Deep ruby colour. The elegant and stylish nose combines fresh, intense blackcurrant and cherry aromas with subtle notes of liquorice and spice. On the palate the rich and concentrated black fruit flavour is supported by firm but well integrated tannins. True to the Taylor’s style the wine shows great balance and finesse.
|SKU||Description||Format||Vintage||Availability||Trade Price||Stock (Cases)|
|B2001274||TAYLORS Late Bottle Vintage 13||Bottle (75cl)||2013||Trade only||-||-|
|B2001276||TAYLORS Late Bottle Vintage 14||Bottle (75cl)||2014||Trade only||-||-|
This is not a formal quotation. Prices shown are per bottle (size as indicated) DPD excluding VAT. All wines are sold subject to our Terms and Conditions of Sale.
Stock reported in cases of 12 bottles, 24 halves, 6 magnums (all 9L). Oversize bottles in single units.
Anthony Byrne Fine Wines Ltd. Registered in England and Wales with company number 01713692.