1966 Single Harvest Tawny

Taylor Fladgate

1966 Single Harvest Tawny

Region: Portugal / Douro Valley Porto
Grapes: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinto Cão, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca

Taylor Fladgate 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 Fladgate has decided to make a limited release, each year, of a Single Harvest Port made 50 years previously. The 1966 Single Harvest is the third in the series. The Taylor Fladgate Single Harvest Port is presented in the classic frosted bottle associated with Taylor Fladgates celebrated range of Aged Tawny Ports and will be presented in a high quality wooden box.

HARVEST NOTE
The winter of 1965/6 was very wet and generally rather warm. The Summer was very hot and dry, the month of May being one of the hottest on record to date. The vines were very backward till early September when a few days of extremely hot weather brought the fruit on considerably.

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tasting note

Medium golden mahogany, with a hint of olive green on the meniscus. The nose is complex with aromas of walnut, macadamia, brown sugar and a warm spicy background of molasses and caramel. The palate is smooth and honeyed, with rich spice, figs, mocha and confit apricot. The acidity is marked and the finish long with beautiful balance.

food pairing

Figs, almonds, pecorino, apple pie, Comté cheese, Cornish game hens, pecan pie or even crème brulee.

technical data

GRAPES: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinto Cão, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca
APPELLATION: Douro
PH: 3.8
ACIDITY: 5.5 g/l
ABV: 20.2%
AGING: 50 years in neutral oak
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 183 g/L

points of distinction

  • Taylor Fladgate holds one of the largest stocks of fine cask aged wine of any Port house
  • Taylor Fladgate is the leading brand in the aged Tawny market
  • A remarkable opportunity to experience a wine from half a century ago
  • Perfect for 50th anniversaries or birthdays
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"A 50th birthday or anniversary is a landmark occasion. Taylor Fladgate Single Harvest Ports offer a unique opportunity to celebrate with an extraordinary 50 year old wine in perfect condition"

– Adrian Bridge, Managing Director

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