Taylors Late bottled vintage Port wine gift in a box, its concentrated fruity flavour and firm, full-bodied style make Taylors Late Bottle vintage the perfect port to accompany chocolate desserts and blue cheeses.
Tasting notes, Deep purple ruby in colour. Elegant, perfumed, floral nose, with notes of damsons, dark cherries and cassis. On the palate, dark chocolate, raspberries, cedar spice, a touch of leather and liquorice with elegant and well integrated tannins. True to the Taylor style, the wine shows great balance and finesse.
The winter preceding the 2011 harvest was wetter and colder than the 30-year average. Budburst occurred as usual mid- March and warm weather and rainfall in April produced vigorous growth. At the beginning of May dry conditions set in and there was little rainfall in eastern areas of the Douro until late August.
However the vines were able to draw from the plentiful ground water reserves built up during the previous winter and bunches developed and ripened in ideal conditions.
Véraison occurred a little earlier than usual on 15th June. Mild weather in June and July was broken only by a heat wave in the second half of June. August was hot and dry, with perfectly timed rainfall on 21st August and 1st September rounding off an excellent ripening season and producing a well- balanced crop.