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 1970 Single Harvest is the 7th in the series. The 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.

Harvest Note

Winter rainfall from October to March was 16.78 inches which was slightly above average. A very dry Spring followed by rain in May and June. From July through to October almost no rain fell.

Tasting Note

First to emerge are notes of sawn wood and cigar leaf, against a background of cedar, balsam and citrus. These are followed by marzipan, walnut and coffee and plum and spicy hints of black pepper and cardamom. On the palate, the wine has a smooth, velvety texture with notes of coffee and butterscotch with hints of walnut and candied orange peel. A wonderfully elegant, finely constituted and beautifully matured port, delivering a surge of rich flavour with every sip.

Food Pairing

Figs, almonds, caramel. crème brûlée, wild strawberries with walnuts or dried fruit.

Technical Data
GRAPES: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinto Cão, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca
PH: 3.53
ACIDITY: 6.2 g/l
ABV: 20.0%
Unique Selling Points
  • Taylor Fladgate holds one of the largest stocks of cask aged wine of any Port house
  • A remarkable opportunity to experience a wine from 50 years ago
  • Perfect for 50th anniversaries or birthdays
  • Taylor Fladgate is the leading brand in the aged Tawny market

About the Grape

Touriga Nacional
Touriga Nacional produces wine with finesse, body and warmth that is dark, concentrated, massively tannic and aromatic. It ages to show the complex aromas typically found in mature vintage port.
Tinta Cão
This grape has blackberry, game and meaty aromas, and contributes longevity and exceptional elegance to the blend of Port wines.
Tinta Roriz
Tinta Roriz produces deep-colored grapes of moderate acidity which make bold wines with firm tannins, excellent complexity and distinctive resin-like fragrance.
Tinta Barroca
Used to make Port wines, this high yielding grape has very high sugar content, which makes wines with pronounced floral character, good structure and firm, ripe tannins.
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