Blended from rare wood-aged ports matured for five decades in oak casks, Taylor Fladgate Golden Age is a special collector’s edition port released in very limited quantities. This 50-year-old Tawny was sourced in the eastern reaches of the Douro Valley, location of many of the finest vineyard estates and traditional source of the most long-lasting wines. Prior to blending, the individual wines were aged in Taylor’s cellars in seasoned oak casks specially selected and set aside by the firm’s team of expert coopers. After half a century in cask, this 50 year old tawny port has reached its ‘Golden Age’ of maturity, the point at which it achieves perfect balance, and an exceptional complexity, smoothness, and density.
Chestnut, copper color core with a light golden rim. The primary aromas are elegant, rich and very delicate. Notes of rum and raisin, clove, nutmeg and a hint of cracked black pepper. Prunes, quince and apricot dance on your palate as the zest of lemon and orange deliver a freshness of acidity to balance the richness of the wine. Notes of scorched pineapple, passion fruit and lychee balance beautifully with the toasted coconut, almonds and butterscotch. The texture and weight of the wine wraps the palate and finishes bright, fresh and poised. The wine lingers for an eternity, beckoning you in for more.