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.
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.
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.