1961 Single Harvest Tawny


Taylor Fladgate

1961 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 of a Single Harvest Port made 60 years previously. The 1961 Taylor Fladgate Single Harvest Port is presented in the classic frosted bottle associated with Taylor Fladgate’s celebrated range of Aged Tawny Ports and will be presented in a high quality wooden box.

A good rainfall was well distributed throughout the year and the Winter was fairly mild. Berry set was delayed, particularly in the upper areas of the Douro by a wet and cold month of May. A wet July was responsible for sporadic outbreaks of mildew and there was a hailstorm, which did some damage to vineyards on the higher slopes.

94 Points


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tasting note

Core of walnut brown surrounded by a broad rim of pale gold with olive highlights. Powerful nose of molasses & dried fig, mingling with nutty marzipan, cedarwood and dried tobacco leaf, mixed 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. The palate is round, concentrated and velvety with lingering flavors 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.

technical data

GRAPES: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinto Cão, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca
PH: 3.68
ACIDITY: 6.82 g/L
ABV: 20%
AGING: 60 years in neutral oak

points of distinction

  • Taylor Fladgate holds one of the largest stocks of fine cask aged wine of any Port house
  • A remarkable opportunity to experience a wine from 60 years ago
  • Perfect for 60th anniversaries or birthdays
  • Taylor Fladgate is the leading brand in the aged Tawny market
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‘There are some people that may remember the Quinta de Vargellas 1961 Vintage Port which we launched in 1963. That has all now been consumed but the reserves that were put aside for aged tawny from 1961 can now be made available to Port lovers’

– Adrian Bridge, Managing Director

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