Taylors Vintage Port - 1985
Touriga Nacional, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Tinta Cão & Tinta Amarela
Taylor’s is one of the oldest and most prestigious port producers, founded over three centuries ago in 1692 and remains an independent family owned and run business. Its headquarters are within the ancient lodges in Oporto where their fine and rare ports reach maturity having grown up in the Douro Valley. “A very youthful deep garnet core with ruby rim. Ripe blackberry, raspberry coulis, black olives and a certain minerality to the nose. Very fresh and well defined, the palate is full-bodied, certainly more structured and complex than the previous two declarations. Notes of black cherry, fig, raisin with a hint of savoury fruit towards the finish that has great length and refinement. Still in its youth, this has great potential and might be over-shadowed by the ensuing two vintages. 95 points” Neal Martin, eRobertParker.com, April 2008 Taylor’s Vintage Port 1985.