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.
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.