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1968 Taylor Fladgate Very Old Single Harvest Port

1968 Taylor Fladgate Very Old Single Harvest Port

This is a spectacular port, intense, complex, and smooth. Pale brown, with the green rim of extended cask ageing. Nutty nose, maraschino cherry, spice, cigar, and old furniture. The palate is smoky caramel, dried fig, tea leaves, and candied citrus peel. Intensely spicy, not overly woody, vibrant rather than dried out.
  • Body
  • Country
  • Region
    Douro Valley
  • Colour/Style
  • Grape Variety
    100% Touriga Nacional


Taylor’s was the first to commercialize a Single Quinta (Estate) Vintage with their 1958 Quinta de Vargellas. Taylor’s was one of the first shippers to offer 10 & 20-year-old Aged Tawny ports and in the early 1970's it pioneered the Late Bottled Vintage (or LBV) style. In addition to Vintage Port, Taylor's has also enjoyed considerable success with its Quinta de Vargellas, under which label Vintage wine is made in good years that have not been declared.The range has been augmented by the 116-hectare Quinta de Terra Feita in the Pinhão valley and Quinta do Junco, Vila Nova da Gaia and Xisto. The Port wines are typically closed and austere when young; it is only with adequate ageing that they loosen up and offer their subliminal qualities. Worth waiting for, though, to secure stocks one is best advised to buy young.


Food Pairing Mature and hard cheese Dark Chocolate
ABV 20.50%
Categories Port Sherry & Fortified Wines, Portugal, Douro, Fortified Wine, Rest of World

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