Taylor's Vintage 2017
Aromatic with dried flowers, sweet spices and ripe black fruit. Flavours of rich bramble fruit with sweet and savoury spices, bright acidity, and superbly integrated, refined tannins. This is rich and powerful but wonderfully balanced for such a young Port. This is a keeper!
The 2017 Port Vintage is of exceptional quality. The vintage was characterised by intense heat with record low levels of rainfall. Flowering and bud burst developed under good conditions and the high daytime temperatures and cool nights in August and September allowed for a gradual and even ripening. Harvest was exceptionally early, with some producers harvesting at the beginning of August. The harvest was around 20 to 30% down on a normal harvest, basically due to water stress. So, 2017 produced a smaller quantity of excellent fruit. Conditions were similar to 1945, an extremely highly regarded vintage. Expect powerful, intense and complex wines with great aromas and freshness.
75cl / ABV 20%