Taylor’s holds one of the most extensive reserves
of very old cask aged Port of any producer. They
include a collection of rare Single Harvest Ports.
These are Ports from a single year which age to full
maturity in seasoned oak casks and display the
year of harvest on the label. Taylor’s has decided to
make a limited release, each year, of a Single
Harvest Port made 50 years previously.
The sixth in the series is the 1969 Port Single Harvest.
Tasting notes of the Taylors 1969 Port wine
Deep mahogany colour with discreet olive
highlights on the rim. Very fine, elegant nose, with
an opulent core of wild honey, treacle and
butterscotch infused with a spicy redolence of
black pepper and cinnamon. Cedary cigar box
aromas, savoury scents of wild herbs and a discreet
aura of fresh mint add a further layer of
complexity. The perfectly calibrated palate is
lifted by a fresh acidity and delivers a wealth of
rich mellow flavour, molasses, dried figs, sultanas
and apricot confit. The finish is clean and bright,
with ripe pear and mint and very discreet zesty
The wine benefits from being served slightly
chilled, between 12ºC to 16ºC.
The particular qualities of this wine allow it to
be enjoyed over an extended period of time
once opened, without losing its freshness and
vibrancy. Optimum drinking time after opening
the bottle is two months.
Taylor’s 1969 Single Harvest is an excellent
accompaniment to many desserts. It combines
well with flavours of figs, almonds and
caramel. It is an excellent complement for a
crème brûlée or a plate of wild strawberries. It
may also be appreciated on its own, at the end
of the meal, with walnuts or dried fruit.