This bottle was inspired by the ‘bladder’ shaped wine bottles manufactured in England between about 1715 and 1740. This blend was carefully put together for this limited edition from specially selected Ports from Taylor’s extensive aged Tawny stocks, aged in seasoned oak Port pipes. Its character is unique for this bottling, with the characteristic Taylor’s richness and with its distinctive grip on the finish.
A core of deep brick red fading to russet on the rim. 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. Hints of cigar box, cedarwood and leather add an exotic dimension to the nose. The wine is seductively round and smooth with discreet, beautifully integrated tannins adding an attractive dryness and grip. The wine is full of rich, fruit cake flavours with some fresh plum character emerging on the long finish. A skilfully blended Tawny Port, harmonious and balanced, with all the intensity and finesse derived from ageing in seasoned oak casks.
Store and Serve Advices:
Serve at a temperature between 12 and 14 C.
Well fresh, it is the ideal aperitif to be served with dried fruits. Combines perfectly with a large variety of desserts with caramel, coffee, apricots and dried fruits. Magnificently with caramelized nuts, tiramisu, hazelnut meringue pie and brie cheeses type. The multiplicity of possible harmonies is superb, having the consumer the pleasure to go in search of new flavours.
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