A blend of the port grapes Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Souzão, made by Casa Agricola Carm in the Upper Douro. Dense purple-black in colour, it shows a cedary, plum and blackcurrant nose lifted with oak spice; medium- to full-bodied, it’s dry and savoury with black-fruit flavours and balancing acidity.
Amber-ish in colour, elegant, with lively acidity, flavours of hazelnut, spice and citrus rind; a firm and full texture and long finish with a touch of heightened alcohol.
Salty and marine, this crisp brut nature wine sings of place: the briny Atlantic coast and calcareous-laced soils of Bucelas. Entirely chalky throughout, with wild scrubby myrtle, lemon thistle, lemon pith, riffing sea salts and driving, shearing acidity, this biodynamically farmed, wild yeast-fermented, traditional-method fizz is 100% Arinto, the grape's herbal citrus notes amplified here. 2-1/2 years on the lees gives structure without heft; this is light, lean and riveting, vibrating on the finish, and drinking beautifully now with fresh oysters.
This LBV easily matches and bests Vintage Ports, which are double or triple the price. From the fabulous 2011 vintage, this wine possesses an opaque black/purple colour and a profile of damson plum, kirsch, chocolate, mint and spice. Approachable now but has the stuffing to improve over the next decade. If you are a port lover, do not miss this opportunity!
Amber in colour, intense, complex and unctuous with vibrant ripe citrus, dried fig, toffee and wild herb flavours, accented by notes of mocha and cocoa powder, brandy-soaked cherries and a bright finish of orange peel and caramel.
Subtle aromas of toffee and caramel with hints of dried fruits; medium-bodied, with a touch of nuttiness, spice and coffee, concentrated with wonderful balance and a persistent finish.
Taylor's boasts extensive reserves of very old cask-aged Tawny Ports, and as of 1964, have released a series of 50-year-old Tawnies from a single vintage (Colheita). Still potent up-front, with salted marzipan, orange, whisky and wood tannins more strident and firm on the palate than in previous Colheitas. Carmelized orange, singed brown sugar, butterscotch, raisins, honeycomb and pecans finish with great length and a fiery warmth.