Taylor's Port

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Taylor, Fladgate, & Yeatman (often simply Taylor Fladgate) is one of the largest port wine houses. Founded in 1692 in Vila Nova de Gaia,
Portugal, it is also one of the oldest. The house invented the style of late-bottled vintage port. Taylor Fladgate's vintage ports are some of the most sought-after and expensive ports in the world.

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 developed with 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.



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.



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



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

93 products found.

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
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Taylor's Port, 1992

Late Bottled Vintage Port

Late Bottled Vintage port is from a single year. The wine ages 4-6 years in old oak casks (opposed to Vintage that ages 2-3). LBV fills the gap between the rubies and the vintage ports since a Ruby Port should be drunk quite young and a great Vintage Port may need 15 to 20 years to really open up and show its splendour. This led to the idea in the 1960s to age the wine 4 to 6 years in large casks before bottling it, thereby producing a wine with the style of a Vintage Port with its deep colour and concentration of fruit but with a more mature character caused by the longer ageing in wood.
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Price: £59.00
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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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Taylor's Port, 1982

Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Port

Quinta de Vargellas is bottled as a single quinta vintage port in years when an overall Taylor’s Vintage is not declared. Made from grapes grown entirely on the quinta the wine is aged in wood for two years and then bottled in the same way as a declared vintage.

The reputation of these wines have acquired a stature greater than that of many shippers declared vintages. Usually maturing earlier than the declared Taylor’s years, which are famed for their longevity, Quinta de Vargellas vintage ports are cellared in Oporto until they are ready to drink.
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Price: £99.95
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Taylor's Port, 1978

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Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Port
No capsule - level high shoulder (excluded from Guarantee) Clearance Offer £70

Dark red almost like a pinot noir to look at. On the nose very strong berry fruits. On the palate hints of the Vargellas fire. Long aftertaste and plenty of tannins. Excellent.
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Price: £70.00
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Taylor's Port, 1973

Crusted Port - Bottled in 1973

Crusted Port is a very small category, named because of the 'crust' of sediment that it forms in the bottle.
Invented by the British-owned Port houses predominantly for the British Port drinker, it is intended to be a more economical alternative to Vintage or Late Bottled Vintage.

Crusted is a blend of several harvests, which are bottled without being filtered and laid down to mature like Vintage wines. Using this approach allows the manufacturer to use some of the lesser harvests but still produce a good rich full bodied wine at an economical price.

Usually a year is stated on the label which, because the wine was made from a blend of harvests, is the year in which the wine was bottled.
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Price: £169.00
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Taylor's Port, 1972

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Quinta De Vargellas Vintage Port (Rewaxed Capsule)
Special Offer | Was £195.00 | Now £120.00

A rare vintage port from 1972.

Little Vintage Port was made in 1972 - the weather having made life unusually tricky. Taylor's - the masters of wine-making - produced a rather fine single quinta wine in the Quinta de Vargellas 1972. Mellow and pale, nose of spiced rose petals, palate of raspberries and dried red berries it is a delicious glassful.
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Price: £120.00
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Taylor's Port, 1971

Late Bottled Vintage Port MAGNUM

Medium intense color with slight orange tinge at the rim. Nose of wood, anise, deep berry notes, faint clove and lots more. Rich mouthfeel w/slight woodiness, rich dried fruits of cherry, blackberry, Plum and dates. Big in the mouth with a strong alcohol finish. this kept developing for at least 2 hours showing candied cherries later on.
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Price: £165.00
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Taylor's Port, 1969

Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Port

This Port from the good, but not declared, 1969 vintage is mature now but will last for some years. The Port is still opulent, very deep with a good nose and is very sweet with good body.
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Price: £359.00
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Taylor's Port, 1967

Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Port

Perfumed, elegant and very attractive on the nose. Lively, tannic and massively fruity in the mouth. Lots of mid-palate activity, really attractive. Dry and tannic with a strong core of acidity that just makes the mouth water uncontrollably. A big but hot aftertaste with lots of black licorice dominating a long length. Very decent sipping wine and very enjoyable.
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Price: £169.95
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Taylor's Port, 1967

Single Harvest Tawny Port (Comes in original Taylor's Box as illustrated)

Taylors have just announced a limited release of their 1967 Single Harvest Tawny Port. This is a new release of a rich, mellow and spicy 1967 Single Harvest Port.

It is presented in a classic Taylor’s frosted bottle, and packaged in a high quality beech-wood box.

During its five decades of ageing in oak casks, this wine has taken on an attractive pale mahogany colour with olive amber highlights. On the nose the wine displays fine oaky aromas and complex spicy, nutty, cigar box notes against a warm mellow background of butterscotch and molasses. The smooth velvety palate is lifted by a crisp acidity which gives the wine an attractive freshness in spite of its age.
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Price: £219.00
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Taylor's Port, 1966

Vintage Port UK bottled (Justerini )

A superb port from a classic vintage. The medium garnet colour has held up quite well with some bricking on the rim, but otherwise this wine is still showing youth and it has the backbone for a long life ahead. Complex layers of cocoa and spice with excellent balance and the velvety mouth- feel

Intense ruby. Elegant, fresh nose, finely balanced, redolent of violets. Palate is remarkably balanced as well: intense fruit (figs) in an excellent mineral/tannic frame. Lovely freshness and the flavours continue on the finish. Still has years of great life ahead.
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Price: £184.00
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Taylor's Port, 1964

Quinta De Vargellas Vintage Port

A rare Port from the good 1964 vintage. Hot weather during the vintage produced a very rounded port wine.
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Price: £499.00
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Taylor's Port, 1963

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Vintage Port (unlabelled bottles) Low-Mid Shoulder
Excluded from Guarantee | Was £225 | Now £75

Ruby highlights surviving in the colour. Deep, intense, Burgundian richness. At first the spirit is rather overpowering. Then dark chocolate starts appearing, followed by herbal, gum cistus, licorice, cigar box, leathery quality really comes through in the mouth and a slightly medicinal character. Medium length.

This house must certainly be the Latour of Portugal. Their ports are remarkably backward yet still impressive when young. Of all the vintage ports, those of Taylor need the longest time to mature and even when fully mature seem to have an inner strength and firmness that keep them going for decades.
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Price: £75.00
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Taylor's Port, 1955

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Vintage Port, Bottles Labelled "Christies WIne Department Taylor Vintage Port 1955"
Clearance | Mid-Low Shoulder | Rewaxed capsule | £100
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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: £100.00
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Taylor's Port, 1855

Scion - Very Old Vintage Port

In 2008 Taylor’s wine maker David Guimaraens became aware of the existence of a very old and rare cask-aged port dating from before the arrival of Phylloxera in the Douro Valley. The wine belonged to a distinguished Douro family and was stored in a lodge in the village of Prezegueda in the Corgo Valley. A treasured heirloom, passed down from one generation to the next, it was maintained as a private family reserve, with the exception of one pipe said to have been acquired by Winston Churchill. In 2009 the sole surviving direct descendant of the family died, leaving no children. Her heirs, not all family members,
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Price: £2955.00
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Taylor's Port, Non Vintage

Vintage Port 6 Bottle Mixed Case Offer
2 x 85; 2 x 97; 2 x 2009
Only £359 | Save over £130
Includes Duty, VAT and Free Delivery.

Save over £130 on separate selling price. Includes Duty, VAT and Free Delivery.

6 bottle mixed case collection comprising (all 75cl):

2 x Taylor's 1985 Vintage Port
2 x Taylor's 1997 Vintage Port
2 x Taylor's 2009 Vintage Port

From one of the best port producers - 6 amazing Vinatge Ports. 1985 - drinking beatifully now. 1997 - just coming into its drinking window and the excellent 2009 which needs to be laid down for a few years. A great addition to any cellar!

Taylor's 1985 Vintage Port
Medium ruby. Beautiful aromas of flowers and fresh plum, with hints of stems. Full-bodied and medium-sweet, with gorgeous silky tannins and a long, long finish.
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Price: £359.00
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