Taylor's Port

taylors-vintage-portTaylor's Port has a three hundred year tradition focusing solely on its port wines, finding the very best methods of production and refining them to produce some of the best port wines in existence.

Taylor's three iconic port wine estates, located in the best parts of the Douro Valley - Terra Feita, Vargellas and Junco - encompass a huge area and various different styles of wine. Each estate is distinct from the others, with different strengths and styles to complement each other brilliantly. It’s partly because of this that the House is rated so highly, often known as the one to beat when it comes to vintage ports; with their iconic blends of the very best from each estate, a bottle of Taylor’s vintage port is always unique and invariably among the best available. It is for this reason that theirs are some of the most sought-after and expensive ports in the world.

Taylor’s is undeniably one of the highest quality producers of port available and has centuries of experience with which to back that up – remaining the benchmark for many vintages, any bottle of theirs is sure to go down well!


Vintages Produced:

Vintage Port (declaration of vintage):
1900, 1904, 1906, 1908, 1912, 1917, 1920, 1924, 1927, 1935, 1940, 1942, 1945, 1948, 1955, 1960, 1963, 1966, 1970, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1992, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2016

Quinta de Vargellas:
1905, 1907, 1911, 1914, 1925, 1926, 1934, 1937, 1947, 1952, 1958, 1961, 1964, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1998. 2001, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2012, 2015

Quinta de Terra Feita Vintage Port:
1982, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2008

Vargellas Vinha Velha:
1995, 1997, 2000. 2004. 2007, 2009, 2011

82 products found.

Taylor's Port, 1960

Vintage Port

A stunning 1960 port offering floral notes on the nose. On the palate hints of warm chocolate, coffee and raisins. Utterly complete and delicious after 50 years.
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Price: £225.00
Stock: 9 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1955

Vintage Port, Bottles Labelled "Christies WIne Department Taylor Vintage Port 1955"

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"An opage blockbuster when young, astringent and unready up until the early 1980's. In the early 1990's still fairly deep coloured; a vast, deep, high-toned, spicy nose, fairly sweet, full bodied packed with fruit extract and tannin and acidity.." Marcus Bent ****
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Price: £395.00
Stock: 3 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1955

Vintage Port (No Label, Vintage on Capsule)

"An opage blockbuster when young, astringent and unready up until the early 1980's. In the early 1990's still fairly deep coloured; a vast, deep, high-toned, spicy nose, fairly sweet, full bodied packed with fruit extract and tannin and acidity.." Marcus Bent ****
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Price: £445.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1955

Vintage Port, Bottles Labelled "Christies WIne Department Taylor Vintage Port 1955" CLEARANCE | MID SHOULDER | £250

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"An opage blockbuster when young, astringent and unready up until the early 1980's. In the early 1990's still fairly deep coloured; a vast, deep, high-toned, spicy nose, fairly sweet, full bodied packed with fruit extract and tannin and acidity.." Marcus Bent ****
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Price: £250.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1950

Special Quinta Port Vargellas rewaxed unlabelled id from cork very top shoulder

- Rare bottling!

Decant: 3 hours - Bottled by Corney & Barrow. David Guimaraens reports that this could have been a single quinta port from Vargellas but that the TFP records are unclear. Very pale, very light in colour - almost the same colour as a white colheita; maybe 10% opaque. Very little on the nose, perhaps just a touch of mace. Gentle sugary sweetness on entry; a good volume of chocolate and raisin tones on the mid-palate. Lovely aftertaste, soft and floral with modest volume and lots of heat on the finish, which eventually turns into a herb lemon grass.
*Al B., ForTheLoveOfPort.com,
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Price: £295.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1948

Vintage Port

100 points - Neil Martin Vinous.

The 1948 Taylor's has strong tawny colour's. On the nose there was a wonderful coffee, chocolate and tobacco. With an alluring herbal aroma. On the palate this port has a luscious feel on the palate and incredibly complex layers of caramel, chocolate and coffee. This continued with an incredible long persistent finish. VWP tasting March 2017

BY NEAL MARTIN | MAY 7, 2018

There is Vintage Port and then there is the 1948 Taylor Fladgate. It remains a monumental Port that towers over the 20th century. Nineteen forty-eight is perhaps one of the lesser-known declarations compared to 1945 and 1963, although nine houses declared that year.
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Price: £1295.00
Stock: 10 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1948

Vintage Port (unlabelled - embossed capsule - level in neck)

From the very good 1948 vintage, this very rare Taylors vintage port is one of the finest ports ever made

This is one of the finest ports I have ever tasted! The 1948 Taylor strong tawny colour. On the nose there was a wonderful coffee, chocolate and tobacco with an alluring herbal aroma. On the palate this port has a luscious mouth-feel and a layered incredibly complex layers of caramel, chocolate and coffee. This continued with an incredible log persistent finish. VWP tasting March 2017

BY NEAL MARTIN | MAY 7, 2018

There is Vintage Port and then there is the 1948 Taylor Fladgate.
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Price: £995.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1945

Vintage Port (Very Damaged labels vintage legigible levels in neck)

Remarkably dark and well-preserved in color, this wine’s dark brick-garnet hue suggests a powerful, youthful wine. Complex aromas of flowers, mint, cherry and plum also carry hints of spice cake. On the palate, there’s ample spice, with plenty of power and tannin still evident on the long, long finish. Drink or hold.

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Price: £1295.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1942

Vintage Port

This is a very rare wartime vintage in excellent condition.

A very dry winter followed by a cold spring caused flowering to be late, but some rain in June brought the grapes forward. The vintage started generally on the 2nd September; weather uncertain from the 28th and on the whole dull and cool with slow fermentations.
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Price: £1895.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1935

VINTAGE PORT Uk Bottled, high shoulder, embossed capsule

Peatling & Cawdron
(high shoulder; handwritten neck label only; embossed wax seal - chipped)
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Price: £1290.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1935

Vintage Port - embossed capsule, very top shoulder.

Wine Spectator…'Delicate and refined, ready to drink. Medium red with a garnet edge.' (Jan. 1989)
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Price: £1395.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1924

Vintage Port Mid Shoulder
Clearance | Now £450

Shipper Edward Sheldon Ltd. Capsule marked 1924.

‘Just a notch deeper in colour than the 1912. The nose is divine: intense, beautifully defined, very Taylor’s. Quite spicy, dried orange peel, cigar box, a touch of sandalwood. Gains perfume in the glass but after 30 minutes has gone back into its shell. The palate is full-bodied, very concentrated, more viscous than the 1912. Notes of ginger, apricot, fig, licorice. Lovely ripe orange-tinged finish that goes on and on. Very sensuous; beautiful poise on the fruit.’
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Price: £450.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1924

Vintage Port - In neck
Unlabelled ID from cork. Excellent provenance


‘Just a notch deeper in colour than the 1912. The nose is divine: intense, beautifully defined, very Taylor’s. Quite spicy, dried orange peel, cigar box, a touch of sandalwood. Gains perfume in the glass but after 30 minutes has gone back into its shell. The palate is full-bodied, very concentrated, more viscous than the 1912. Notes of ginger, apricot, fig, licorice. Lovely ripe orange-tinged finish that goes on and on. Very sensuous; beautiful poise on the fruit.’
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Price: £1150.00
Stock: 4 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1920

Vintage Port, very top shoulder, original foil capsule, unlabelled

Excellent level in very top shoulder.


A tiny production from a very good year, the 1920 Taylor is mature and yet still retains some sweetness to match the almost Tawny Port notes of almonds and red cherries. Lovely right now and with plenty left to give.

Michael Broadbent *****
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Price: £1895.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1920

Vintage Port Low Shoulder


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Price: £499.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1920

Vintage Port Mid Shoulder


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Price: £800.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1920

Vintage Port, very top shoulder, rewaxed capsule, unlabelled

Excellent level in very top shoulder.


A tiny production from a very good year, the 1920 Taylor is mature and yet still retains some sweetness to match the almost Tawny Port notes of almonds and red cherries. Lovely right now and with plenty left to give.

Michael Broadbent *****
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Price: £1495.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 1863

Very Old Single Harvest Port.

Regarded as the last great Port harvest before the spread of Phylloxera in the Douro, the 1863 wood aged Port will be offered to the market following its launch in Hong Kong on 26 May, London Wine Fair on 3 June and New York on 4 June. It is presented in a bespoke crystal decanter in a wooden presentation box with a maple burl veneer and a certificate signed by Taylor’s Chief Executive Officer, Adrian Bridge.

Taylor’s is recognised as the leading producer of Aged Tawny and possesses one of the most extensive reserves of cask aged Port of any shipper. Over the years, Taylor’s has added to these reserves,
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Price: £3995.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Taylor's Port, 2017

New

Vargellas Vinha Velha Vintage Port 3 x 75cl
IN BOND En Primeur - AVAILABLE with conditions

Taylors Vargellas Vinha Velha 3x75 cl.

Our allocation is just a few cases. To qualify for purchasing a case (3 x 75) of Taylors Vinha Velha, Customers must buy a total of 3 cases of either Taylors Fonseca or Croft 2017 Port. Priority will be given to customers who purchased 2016 ports from VWP.

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Review Scores
*** 18.5/20 - Jancis ***
*** 96+/100 - Vinous ***
*** 18.5+/20 - Mayson ***

Tasting Notes
In addition to a classic Taylor’s Vintage, Taylor’s has announced that it will bottle a Vargellas Vinha Velha Vintage Port from the exceptional 2017 harvest.
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Price: £395.00
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Taylor's Port, 1997

Late Bottled Vintage Port


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Price: £39.95
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Taylor's Port, 1996

Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Port -HALF BOTTLE 37.5 cl

Very typical Taylor's style on the nose, rather reserved, spicy and stylish fruit. Gentle, and a lovely silkiness to at the start. Fine fruit, very stylish composition. Appropriate grip and texture. Lots of tannin evident on a second taste. This is rather good. From a Port Styles tasting. 16.5-17+/20 (Wine Doctor 2007).

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Price: £21.95
Stock: Out of Stock

Taylor's Port, 1992

Quinta De Vargellas Vintage Port (Bin Soiled labels)

*** 100 Points - Robert Parker ***
***19/20 Jancis Robinson***



"Taylor's 1992 Vintage Port is unquestionably the greatest young port I have ever tasted. It represents the essence of what vintage port can achieve. The color is an opaque black/purple, and the nose offers up fabulously intense aromas of minerals, cassis, blackberries, licorice, and spices, as well as extraordinary purity and penetration. Yet this is still an unformed and infantile wine. If Chateau Latour made a late-harvest Cabernet Sauvignon, I suspect it might smell like this. In the mouth, the wine is out of this world, displaying layer upon layer of concentrated black fruits backed by well-integrated tannin and structure.
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Price: £169.00
Stock: Out of Stock

Taylor's Port, 1991

Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Port

** 95 Points - Robert Parker ***
** 94+ points View from the Cellar ***

Reviews
Taylor Fladgate's 1991 Quinta de Vargellas is the finest Vargellas I have tasted. The opaque purple color is followed by aromatics that are more closed than most 1991s. In the mouth, it is a wine of extraordinary richness and brilliantly delineated components. This exceptionally rich, backward port possesses layer upon layer of fruit, a thick, chewy, unctuous texture, firm structure and tannin, and a finish that lasts for more than a minute. It is an exquisite port that will age for 25-30 years. Robert Parker Wine Advocate

In a vintage where most other Port lodges declared a vintage, Taylor’s chose to simply produce this stellar Quinta de Vargellas.
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Price: £99.00
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Taylor's Port, 1987

Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Port

This rich, firm wine displays classic Vargellas Vintage characteristics. It has an attractive dark ruby colour with a full black fruit nose. On the mouth it shows excellent structure, with firm sinewy tannins and full luscious fat fruit. A multidimensional wine with great flavour and finish.
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Price: £89.95
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Taylor's Port, 1986

Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Port

With origins dating back to the seventeenth century, Taylor's is perhaps the single greatest Port house around. In any declared vintage, their wines vie for top billing. These are powerful, dense, firmly structured vintage wines that require long bottle aging.
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Price: £89.95
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