Taylor's launches historic limited edition

Taylor’s has created an exclusive Port blend released in a limited edition bottle that recreates a historic bottle shape from the first half of the 18th century.

Taylor’s managing director, Adrian Bridge, said: “This launch is a tribute to the long and rich history of Port as well as continuing our long standing tradition of innovation. We set out to create a unique blend presented in bespoke, collectible and limited availability packaging designed to appeal to both existing and new Port consumers.”

The bled is the result of a careful selection of Tawny Ports, of different ages, drawn from the extensive reserves of aged Port maturing in Taylor’s cellars. Created using skills passed down the generations, this Tawny Port has exceptional balance and harmony, displaying the elegance and intensity resulting from ageing in oak casks.

David Guimaraens, Taylor’s chief wine maker, said: “This blend was carefully prepared specially for this limited edition. It displays the richness and depth of flavour typical of Taylor’s unique house style, as well as a finish of extraordinary length and distinction.”

The packaging was inspired by a historic English bottle used mainly between 1715 and 1740. These bottles had a narrow, oval profile, often being described as having a ‘flat chestnut’ or ‘bladder’ shape. They were designed to hold amounts which varied between one and one and a half litres, and were larger in capacity than the ‘onion’ bottles that preceded them.

The historic edition bottle is presented in a wooden display box.

The Port is described as having a core of deep brick red fading to russet on the rim. It has “a beautifully mature and complex nose, full of evocative, subtle nuances. Aromas of plum, fig and sultana blend with a mellow redolence of marzipan and butterscotch”. 

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