Taylor's

Taylors is one of the oldest and most famous port houses. Since 1692 it has been dedicated solely to producing excellent port. From Oporto in the famous Douro Valley, the Taylor family have a long history of involvement in all levels of the business retaining consistent values and sustained investment.

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22 Products

Prices: In Bond Inc. VAT
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Taylor 1863 Single Harvest 1896 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £3,741.52
1896

Taylor 1863 Single Harvest 1896 (1x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Porto 1x75cl 2 - Inc. VAT: £3,741.52
Taylor's 1977 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,226.40
1977

Taylor's 1977 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

This house must certainly be the Latour of Portugal. Their ports are remarkably backward yet still impressive when young. Of all the vintage ports, those of Taylor need the longest time to mature and even when fully mature seem to have an inner strength and firmness that keep them going for decades. Their tawnys are also among the very best, though somewhat expensive. The 1977 has consistently been at the top of my list of vintage ports in this great vintage, although the Dow, Graham, and Fonseca are equally splendid. It is a mammoth, opaque, statuesque vintage port of remarkable depth and power, but is should not be touched before 2000.
As per photos ,1972222 - Stained and damaged labels, damaged cap Delivery to Storage from 14 Nov 2021

Porto 12x75cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,226.40
Taylor's 2000 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £864.03
2000

Taylor's 2000 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

Among the most saturated blue/purple/black-colored examples of the vintage, Taylor's 2000 tastes like a young vintage of Chateau Latour on steroids. Aromas of graphite, blackberry liqueur, creme de cassis and smoke jump from the glass. Spectacularly concentrated and enormously endowed, with sweetness allied to ripe tannin, decent acidity, and layer upon layer of fruit and extract, this is the leading candidate for the port of the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2040.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Porto 12x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £864.03
Taylor's 2003 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £709.20
2003

Taylor's 2003 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

The 2003 Taylor’s has a lovely ripe, primal bouquet of blackberry, raspberry, vanilla and marmalade that shows slightly better delineation than the Fonseca. The palate is medium-bodied with very composed, refined tannins that belie the heat of that summer. There is wonderful focus here and fine tension, the finish offering precise notes of black cherries, mulberry, cloves and white pepper. This is one of the finest Ports of a precocious vintage. Tasted May 2013.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

Porto 12x75cl 1 95 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £709.20
Taylor's 2003 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £391.82
2003

Taylor's 2003 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

The 2003 Taylor’s has a lovely ripe, primal bouquet of blackberry, raspberry, vanilla and marmalade that shows slightly better delineation than the Fonseca. The palate is medium-bodied with very composed, refined tannins that belie the heat of that summer. There is wonderful focus here and fine tension, the finish offering precise notes of black cherries, mulberry, cloves and white pepper. This is one of the finest Ports of a precocious vintage. Tasted May 2013.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Porto 6x75cl 2 95 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £391.82
Taylor's 2007 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £738.88
2007

Taylor's 2007 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94+)

The Taylor’s 2007 is in a rather odd phase at the moment, its sweet, marzipan-tinged bouquet tending to dominate the ripe black fruit. The palate is much more controlled, with very fine tannins, supremely well-judged acidity and a very elegant, composed finish that has more purity and poise than the Fonseca. I would give bottles another decade to allow the aromatics to calm down. Tasted May 2013.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Porto 12x75cl 7 94+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £738.88
Taylor's 2007 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £405.44
2007

Taylor's 2007 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94+)

The Taylor’s 2007 is in a rather odd phase at the moment, its sweet, marzipan-tinged bouquet tending to dominate the ripe black fruit. The palate is much more controlled, with very fine tannins, supremely well-judged acidity and a very elegant, composed finish that has more purity and poise than the Fonseca. I would give bottles another decade to allow the aromatics to calm down. Tasted May 2013.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Porto 6x75cl 6 94+ (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £405.44
Taylor's 2009 (12x37.5cl)
Inc. VAT: £391.82
2009

Taylor's 2009 (12x37.5cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

Now with a couple years in bottle, I am erring to the Taylor’s over the Fonseca (although these can always change!) The Taylor’s show more delineation and refinement with pure black currant, cassis, pencil box, hints of marzipan and a hint of dark chocolate. The palate is full-bodied and sumptuous with super-fine tannins, very pure blackberry and boysenberry notes interlaced with cedar, dried fig and a touch of black pepper on the beautifully refined finish. Excellent.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Porto 12x37.5cl 2 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £391.82
Taylor's 2009 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £710.43
2009

Taylor's 2009 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

Now with a couple years in bottle, I am erring to the Taylor’s over the Fonseca (although these can always change!) The Taylor’s show more delineation and refinement with pure black currant, cassis, pencil box, hints of marzipan and a hint of dark chocolate. The palate is full-bodied and sumptuous with super-fine tannins, very pure blackberry and boysenberry notes interlaced with cedar, dried fig and a touch of black pepper on the beautifully refined finish. Excellent.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Porto 12x75cl 16 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £710.43
Taylor's 2009 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £406.22
2009

Taylor's 2009 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

Now with a couple years in bottle, I am erring to the Taylor’s over the Fonseca (although these can always change!) The Taylor’s show more delineation and refinement with pure black currant, cassis, pencil box, hints of marzipan and a hint of dark chocolate. The palate is full-bodied and sumptuous with super-fine tannins, very pure blackberry and boysenberry notes interlaced with cedar, dried fig and a touch of black pepper on the beautifully refined finish. Excellent.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Porto 6x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £406.22
Taylor's 2011 (1x300cl)
Inc. VAT: £372.81
2011

Taylor's 2011 (1x300cl)

Jancis Robinson (19.5)

This wine was placed immediately after the super-opulent Fonseca in the BFT tasting which may have been a mistake. This is restrained. Well mannered, discreet, keeps its powder very dry. But on the palate it opens out in the most superb, burgundian peacock's tail sort of way. Another wonderful wine from The Fladgate Partnership. Utterly different from the Fonseca. Upright and straight backed. But irreproachable. My gums are virtually impervious to sugar and acid but this wine set them vibrating a bit. Dried prunes ground up with rocks.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Porto 1x300cl 10 19.5 (JR) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £372.81
Taylor's 2011 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £414.62
2011

Taylor's 2011 (6x75cl)

Jancis Robinson (19.5)

This wine was placed immediately after the super-opulent Fonseca in the BFT tasting which may have been a mistake. This is restrained. Well mannered, discreet, keeps its powder very dry. But on the palate it opens out in the most superb, burgundian peacock's tail sort of way. Another wonderful wine from The Fladgate Partnership. Utterly different from the Fonseca. Upright and straight backed. But irreproachable. My gums are virtually impervious to sugar and acid but this wine set them vibrating a bit. Dried prunes ground up with rocks.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Porto 6x75cl 10 19.5 (JR) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £414.62
Taylor's 2016 (12x37.5cl)
Inc. VAT: £571.04
2016

Taylor's 2016 (12x37.5cl)

James Suckling (100)

OMG. This is really the most amazing young Taylor's I have ever tasted. Full-bodied and lightly sweet with super power and intensity. So racy and focused. Yet this has such muscle and intensity. Needs at least eight years to show you everything it has to offer. Drink in 2025.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Porto 12x37.5cl 1 100 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £571.04
Taylor's 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £448.64
2016

Taylor's 2016 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (100)

OMG. This is really the most amazing young Taylor's I have ever tasted. Full-bodied and lightly sweet with super power and intensity. So racy and focused. Yet this has such muscle and intensity. Needs at least eight years to show you everything it has to offer. Drink in 2025.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Porto 6x75cl 3 100 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £448.64
Taylor's 2017 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £451.04
2017

Taylor's 2017 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98-100)

The 2017 Vintage Port, not quite bottled when seen but the final blend, is a field blend aged for approximately 20 months in wood. It comes in with 100 grams of residual sugar. A step up (or two) on the 2016, this shows fine depth, more focus, vivid fruit and serious power. It's not particularly thick, austere or astringent, but this is built for the long haul. It is potentially a great Taylor's, effortlessly combining brilliant fruit and structure. It tastes great now (today, it is far more vivid than its Vinha Velha sibling), but the power makes this hard to drink today. So, have some patience. It will need some time, probably a lot more than indicated, and will likely last longer than indicated as well. As noted in the accompanying article, I don't see much point to impossibly long drinking windows. At some point, reevaluation is required. At the moment, it seems to be a step up on the Vinha Velha, although that is far more closed. I'd pick this today, but in time, both undoubtedly will have more tales to tell. Great young Ports go through many phases, and both are great young Ports. When ten-year anniversary tastings are done, this will have to be on the shortlist of greats to reconsider to determine how the best in the vintage are meeting expectations.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Porto 6x75cl 1 98-100 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £451.04
Taylor's 2018 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £512.24
2018

Taylor's 2018 (6x75cl)

Richard Mayson (19.5)

A ‘classic’ declaration from Taylor’s: a blend from Quinta de Vargellas in the Douro Superior (‘the backbone’) and Quintas Terra Feita and Junco in the Pinhão Valley. Deep, scented (violets and esteva or gum cistus), minty too, restrained but already quite expressive; lovely pure mint and berry fruit backed by fine grained tannins which rise in the mouth to a long, level, linear finish. Not especially big but beautifully poised and very elegant. This has all the qualities of a long term keeper. It is already magnificent and will be even more so in 15 to 20 years.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Oct 2021

Porto 6x75cl 1 19.5 (RM) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £512.24
Taylor's LBV 2009 (1x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £106.80
2009

Taylor's LBV 2009 (1x75cl)
As per photos, 1594329 RP Damaged label Delivery to Storage from 14 Nov 2021

Porto 1x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £106.80
Taylor's Quinta de Vargellas Vinha Velha 2009 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £375.91
2009

Taylor's Quinta de Vargellas Vinha Velha 2009 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

The 2009 Vinha Velha has wonderful intensity on the nose, although it is a little more aloof than the Taylor’s, almost like a Bordeaux in the sense of holding back. It opens ajar with continued aeration, offering scents of black currant, blueberry and licorice, but the scents are controlled and focused. The palate is medium-bodied with a velvety smooth opening. This is plush and sweet with a touch of viscosity that lacquers the mouth. Just when you think it could become overpowering, it pulls back on the finish, which is wonderfully poised and pure, real minerality beginning to show through after 30 minutes in the glass. It needs another decade in bottle, but it patently has great potential.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Porto 3x75cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £375.91
Taylor's Quinta de Vargellas Vinha Velha 2011 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £768.31
2011

Taylor's Quinta de Vargellas Vinha Velha 2011 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96-98)

As a reminder, the Vinha Vilha is a selection of old vine fruit from the terraces of Polverinho and Renova do Armazem. Comparing it directly with the Taylor’s, there is even more complexity and volume on the nose, with black currant, dark plum and a more accentuated crushed stone aroma that lends it wonderful terroir expression. Like the Fonseca, it develops compelling marine scents after 30-40 minutes in the glass, like stepping over rock pools when you were a kid. The palate is medium-bodied with sumptuous, sensual ripe tannins that layer the mouth. There is a palpable sense of harmony and composure to this Vinha Velha and there is a lot of horsepower, more so than the Taylor’s, on the multi-dimensional finish. The intensity of fruit means that it does not quite have the same degree of tension as the Taylor’s, but the depth and breadth of this young Port suggests it will be a seriously long-term fortified wine. Tasted May 2013.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Porto 3x75cl 1 96-98 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £768.31
Taylor's Single Harvest Very Old Tawny Port Limited Edition 1961 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,673.52
1961

Taylor's Single Harvest Very Old Tawny Port Limited Edition 1961 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Porto 6x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £1,673.52
Taylor's Vargellas 1969 (2x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £314.40
1969

Taylor's Vargellas 1969 (2x75cl)
As per photos, repack, 1 Bottle leaking, damaged labels, stained labels, damaged cap,low levels Delivery to Storage from 14 Nov 2021

Porto 2x75cl 1 - Inc. VAT: £314.40
Taylor's Vargellas 1995 (12x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £717.63
1995

Taylor's Vargellas 1995 (12x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Porto 12x75cl 2 - Inc. VAT: £717.63
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Taylor 1863 Single Harvest 1896 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £3,105.00
1896

Taylor 1863 Single Harvest 1896 (1x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Porto 1x75cl 2 - In Bond: £3,105.00
Taylor's 1977 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £1,022.00
1977

Taylor's 1977 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

This house must certainly be the Latour of Portugal. Their ports are remarkably backward yet still impressive when young. Of all the vintage ports, those of Taylor need the longest time to mature and even when fully mature seem to have an inner strength and firmness that keep them going for decades. Their tawnys are also among the very best, though somewhat expensive. The 1977 has consistently been at the top of my list of vintage ports in this great vintage, although the Dow, Graham, and Fonseca are equally splendid. It is a mammoth, opaque, statuesque vintage port of remarkable depth and power, but is should not be touched before 2000.
As per photos ,1972222 - Stained and damaged labels, damaged cap Delivery to Storage from 14 Nov 2021

Porto 12x75cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,022.00
Taylor's 2000 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £667.00
2000

Taylor's 2000 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98)

Among the most saturated blue/purple/black-colored examples of the vintage, Taylor's 2000 tastes like a young vintage of Chateau Latour on steroids. Aromas of graphite, blackberry liqueur, creme de cassis and smoke jump from the glass. Spectacularly concentrated and enormously endowed, with sweetness allied to ripe tannin, decent acidity, and layer upon layer of fruit and extract, this is the leading candidate for the port of the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2040.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Porto 12x75cl 1 98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £667.00
Taylor's 2003 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £591.00
2003

Taylor's 2003 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

The 2003 Taylor’s has a lovely ripe, primal bouquet of blackberry, raspberry, vanilla and marmalade that shows slightly better delineation than the Fonseca. The palate is medium-bodied with very composed, refined tannins that belie the heat of that summer. There is wonderful focus here and fine tension, the finish offering precise notes of black cherries, mulberry, cloves and white pepper. This is one of the finest Ports of a precocious vintage. Tasted May 2013.
Delivery to Storage from 28 Nov 2021

Porto 12x75cl 1 95 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £591.00
Taylor's 2003 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £300.00
2003

Taylor's 2003 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (95)

The 2003 Taylor’s has a lovely ripe, primal bouquet of blackberry, raspberry, vanilla and marmalade that shows slightly better delineation than the Fonseca. The palate is medium-bodied with very composed, refined tannins that belie the heat of that summer. There is wonderful focus here and fine tension, the finish offering precise notes of black cherries, mulberry, cloves and white pepper. This is one of the finest Ports of a precocious vintage. Tasted May 2013.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Porto 6x75cl 2 95 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £300.00
Taylor's 2007 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £564.00
2007

Taylor's 2007 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94+)

The Taylor’s 2007 is in a rather odd phase at the moment, its sweet, marzipan-tinged bouquet tending to dominate the ripe black fruit. The palate is much more controlled, with very fine tannins, supremely well-judged acidity and a very elegant, composed finish that has more purity and poise than the Fonseca. I would give bottles another decade to allow the aromatics to calm down. Tasted May 2013.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Porto 12x75cl 7 94+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £564.00
Taylor's 2007 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £312.00
2007

Taylor's 2007 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94+)

The Taylor’s 2007 is in a rather odd phase at the moment, its sweet, marzipan-tinged bouquet tending to dominate the ripe black fruit. The palate is much more controlled, with very fine tannins, supremely well-judged acidity and a very elegant, composed finish that has more purity and poise than the Fonseca. I would give bottles another decade to allow the aromatics to calm down. Tasted May 2013.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Porto 6x75cl 6 94+ (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £312.00
Taylor's 2009 (12x37.5cl)
In Bond: £300.00
2009

Taylor's 2009 (12x37.5cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

Now with a couple years in bottle, I am erring to the Taylor’s over the Fonseca (although these can always change!) The Taylor’s show more delineation and refinement with pure black currant, cassis, pencil box, hints of marzipan and a hint of dark chocolate. The palate is full-bodied and sumptuous with super-fine tannins, very pure blackberry and boysenberry notes interlaced with cedar, dried fig and a touch of black pepper on the beautifully refined finish. Excellent.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Porto 12x37.5cl 2 97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £300.00
Taylor's 2009 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £539.00
2009

Taylor's 2009 (12x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

Now with a couple years in bottle, I am erring to the Taylor’s over the Fonseca (although these can always change!) The Taylor’s show more delineation and refinement with pure black currant, cassis, pencil box, hints of marzipan and a hint of dark chocolate. The palate is full-bodied and sumptuous with super-fine tannins, very pure blackberry and boysenberry notes interlaced with cedar, dried fig and a touch of black pepper on the beautifully refined finish. Excellent.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Porto 12x75cl 16 97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £539.00
Taylor's 2009 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £312.00
2009

Taylor's 2009 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (97)

Now with a couple years in bottle, I am erring to the Taylor’s over the Fonseca (although these can always change!) The Taylor’s show more delineation and refinement with pure black currant, cassis, pencil box, hints of marzipan and a hint of dark chocolate. The palate is full-bodied and sumptuous with super-fine tannins, very pure blackberry and boysenberry notes interlaced with cedar, dried fig and a touch of black pepper on the beautifully refined finish. Excellent.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Porto 6x75cl 1 97 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £312.00
Taylor's 2011 (1x300cl)
In Bond: £293.00
2011

Taylor's 2011 (1x300cl)

Jancis Robinson (19.5)

This wine was placed immediately after the super-opulent Fonseca in the BFT tasting which may have been a mistake. This is restrained. Well mannered, discreet, keeps its powder very dry. But on the palate it opens out in the most superb, burgundian peacock's tail sort of way. Another wonderful wine from The Fladgate Partnership. Utterly different from the Fonseca. Upright and straight backed. But irreproachable. My gums are virtually impervious to sugar and acid but this wine set them vibrating a bit. Dried prunes ground up with rocks.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Porto 1x300cl 10 19.5 (JR) Read Review/Description In Bond: £293.00
Taylor's 2011 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £319.00
2011

Taylor's 2011 (6x75cl)

Jancis Robinson (19.5)

This wine was placed immediately after the super-opulent Fonseca in the BFT tasting which may have been a mistake. This is restrained. Well mannered, discreet, keeps its powder very dry. But on the palate it opens out in the most superb, burgundian peacock's tail sort of way. Another wonderful wine from The Fladgate Partnership. Utterly different from the Fonseca. Upright and straight backed. But irreproachable. My gums are virtually impervious to sugar and acid but this wine set them vibrating a bit. Dried prunes ground up with rocks.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Porto 6x75cl 10 19.5 (JR) Read Review/Description In Bond: £319.00
Taylor's 2016 (12x37.5cl)
In Bond: £450.00
2016

Taylor's 2016 (12x37.5cl)

James Suckling (100)

OMG. This is really the most amazing young Taylor's I have ever tasted. Full-bodied and lightly sweet with super power and intensity. So racy and focused. Yet this has such muscle and intensity. Needs at least eight years to show you everything it has to offer. Drink in 2025.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Porto 12x37.5cl 1 100 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £450.00
Taylor's 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £348.00
2016

Taylor's 2016 (6x75cl)

James Suckling (100)

OMG. This is really the most amazing young Taylor's I have ever tasted. Full-bodied and lightly sweet with super power and intensity. So racy and focused. Yet this has such muscle and intensity. Needs at least eight years to show you everything it has to offer. Drink in 2025.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Porto 6x75cl 3 100 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £348.00
Taylor's 2017 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £350.00
2017

Taylor's 2017 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (98-100)

The 2017 Vintage Port, not quite bottled when seen but the final blend, is a field blend aged for approximately 20 months in wood. It comes in with 100 grams of residual sugar. A step up (or two) on the 2016, this shows fine depth, more focus, vivid fruit and serious power. It's not particularly thick, austere or astringent, but this is built for the long haul. It is potentially a great Taylor's, effortlessly combining brilliant fruit and structure. It tastes great now (today, it is far more vivid than its Vinha Velha sibling), but the power makes this hard to drink today. So, have some patience. It will need some time, probably a lot more than indicated, and will likely last longer than indicated as well. As noted in the accompanying article, I don't see much point to impossibly long drinking windows. At some point, reevaluation is required. At the moment, it seems to be a step up on the Vinha Velha, although that is far more closed. I'd pick this today, but in time, both undoubtedly will have more tales to tell. Great young Ports go through many phases, and both are great young Ports. When ten-year anniversary tastings are done, this will have to be on the shortlist of greats to reconsider to determine how the best in the vintage are meeting expectations.
1 In Stock - Immediate Delivery

Porto 6x75cl 1 98-100 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £350.00
Taylor's 2018 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £401.00
2018

Taylor's 2018 (6x75cl)

Richard Mayson (19.5)

A ‘classic’ declaration from Taylor’s: a blend from Quinta de Vargellas in the Douro Superior (‘the backbone’) and Quintas Terra Feita and Junco in the Pinhão Valley. Deep, scented (violets and esteva or gum cistus), minty too, restrained but already quite expressive; lovely pure mint and berry fruit backed by fine grained tannins which rise in the mouth to a long, level, linear finish. Not especially big but beautifully poised and very elegant. This has all the qualities of a long term keeper. It is already magnificent and will be even more so in 15 to 20 years.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Oct 2021

Porto 6x75cl 1 19.5 (RM) Read Review/Description In Bond: £401.00
Taylor's LBV 2009 (1x75cl)
In Bond: £89.00
2009

Taylor's LBV 2009 (1x75cl)
As per photos, 1594329 RP Damaged label Delivery to Storage from 14 Nov 2021

Porto 1x75cl 1 - In Bond: £89.00
Taylor's Quinta de Vargellas Vinha Velha 2009 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £300.00
2009

Taylor's Quinta de Vargellas Vinha Velha 2009 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96)

The 2009 Vinha Velha has wonderful intensity on the nose, although it is a little more aloof than the Taylor’s, almost like a Bordeaux in the sense of holding back. It opens ajar with continued aeration, offering scents of black currant, blueberry and licorice, but the scents are controlled and focused. The palate is medium-bodied with a velvety smooth opening. This is plush and sweet with a touch of viscosity that lacquers the mouth. Just when you think it could become overpowering, it pulls back on the finish, which is wonderfully poised and pure, real minerality beginning to show through after 30 minutes in the glass. It needs another decade in bottle, but it patently has great potential.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Porto 3x75cl 1 96 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £300.00
Taylor's Quinta de Vargellas Vinha Velha 2011 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £627.00
2011

Taylor's Quinta de Vargellas Vinha Velha 2011 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (96-98)

As a reminder, the Vinha Vilha is a selection of old vine fruit from the terraces of Polverinho and Renova do Armazem. Comparing it directly with the Taylor’s, there is even more complexity and volume on the nose, with black currant, dark plum and a more accentuated crushed stone aroma that lends it wonderful terroir expression. Like the Fonseca, it develops compelling marine scents after 30-40 minutes in the glass, like stepping over rock pools when you were a kid. The palate is medium-bodied with sumptuous, sensual ripe tannins that layer the mouth. There is a palpable sense of harmony and composure to this Vinha Velha and there is a lot of horsepower, more so than the Taylor’s, on the multi-dimensional finish. The intensity of fruit means that it does not quite have the same degree of tension as the Taylor’s, but the depth and breadth of this young Port suggests it will be a seriously long-term fortified wine. Tasted May 2013.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Porto 3x75cl 1 96-98 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £627.00
Taylor's Single Harvest Very Old Tawny Port Limited Edition 1961 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £1,317.00
1961

Taylor's Single Harvest Very Old Tawny Port Limited Edition 1961 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Porto 6x75cl 1 - In Bond: £1,317.00
Taylor's Vargellas 1969 (2x75cl)
In Bond: £262.00
1969

Taylor's Vargellas 1969 (2x75cl)
As per photos, repack, 1 Bottle leaking, damaged labels, stained labels, damaged cap,low levels Delivery to Storage from 14 Nov 2021

Porto 2x75cl 1 - In Bond: £262.00
Taylor's Vargellas 1995 (12x75cl)
In Bond: £545.00
1995

Taylor's Vargellas 1995 (12x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 29 Nov 2021

Porto 12x75cl 2 - In Bond: £545.00

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