Most people think of sweet red wine when Port is mentioned, but here's a dry white one from Taylor's. White port is rare, and good white port even more so, making this rather toothsome effort from one of the finest houses all the more welcome.
A single quinta 2001 vintage port from Taylor's using wines from just the Quinta de Vargellas, Taylor's finest vineyard. It's situated in the upper Douro and has been producing wine for the company since they acquired it in 1893.
A 1997 vintage port from Taylor's. 1997 was another great year for port production, leading to a general declaration by the major houses, and should be matured in the bottle for a few more years (as of 2011) before drinking.
A 1985 vintage port from famous producer Taylor's. It has developed very well since bottling, and is drinking brilliantly now, but will improve even further if you have the self-control to cellar it for a few more years.
A spectacular tawny port from leading producer Taylor's, this has been aged in wood for forty years, and those four decades of careful maturation have produced a port of incredible complexity on the nose and matchless drinkability on the silky-soft palate.
A 1994 vintage port from Taylor's. 1994 was a great year for port, with most houses declaring a vintage - one of the best years of the 20th century. It's drinking well in 2011, but could do with a few more years in the bottle to reach its peak.
A really unusual gem here - a long aged tawny port dating back to 1855, two casks of which have been discovered by Taylor's and vatted together to produce one of the fortified wine events of the decade. Incredibly rare to see a pre-phylloxera port, let alone one in such reportedly amazing condition - this is sure to get plenty of tongues wagging.