Take a Trip Back in Time with This Unparalleled 60-Year-Old Vintage Port
NEW YORK, February 3, 2021 – With the new release of Taylor Fladgate’s 1961 Single Harvest Vintage Port ($395 SRP; 130 cases available), connoisseurs can relive 1961, a time known as a ‘rebel’ year for its cultural and ideological changes in history, such as the first man in the world to go into space. Only 780 bottles of this extraordinary Port, stored in respective cellars for 60 years, are available at retailers across the United States.
According to Technical Director and Head Winemaker, David Guimaraens, “The lodge team have been carefully tending this stock to ensure that it remains a perfect example of a 1961 Port. The aging process has of course helped it to reach magical levels of complexity and elegance.”
Taylor Fladgate holds one of the most substantial reserves of aging tawny Ports of any producer, which includes a collection of rare Single Harvest Ports. These are Ports from a single year that age to full maturity in seasoned oak casks and display the year of harvest on the label.
TAYLOR FLADGATE 1961 SINGLE HARVEST PORT
(20% ABV, 750ml, $395 SRP)
The Taylor Fladgate 1961 Single Harvest has a walnut brown core surrounded by a broad rim of pale gold with olive highlights. The Port has a 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. These are followed by scents of cedarwood and dried tobacco leaf, together with subtle spicy notes of black pepper, cardamom, and a fleeting fresh hint of citrus. All of this is enveloped in a powerful aura of oaky vanilla aroma, the legacy of decades of aging in cask. On the palate, the wine is dense, round, and concentrated, with a thick velvety texture. The Port is quite rich and sweet on the mid-palate, but then lifted by a burst of fresh acidity on the finish, which is filled with lingering flavors of butterscotch, almond, orange marmalade and dried fruit. A beautifully balanced wine, the 1961 Single Harvest is still clean and fresh despite its many years of maturing in wood.
For more information, please visit https://www.taylor.pt/us/port-wine/single-harvest-1961.
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