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Vintage Port

Taylor's, Vintage Port 1948

R18,950

2 in stock

Notes

I have had this numerous times and I have always been bowled over by its great quality. It is teeming with plum aromas and flavors. Deep ruby-red, with coffee, cocoa, violet and plum aromas, full-bodied, with ripe fruit flavors, medium tannins and a balanced finish. Very firm and refined, it will age on and on. –Wine Spectator 99/100

“This is the greatest bottle of ’48 Taylors that I have ever encountered. It has a bouquet that you want to wrap up, take home and mount on your mantelpiece. Indescribably pure scents of raspberry, leather, truffle, granite and minerals. You could pick each scent from the air. The palate is sheer perfection – you cannot envisage how a mature port could be any better. It is blessed with brilliant delineation, sensational power that is totally controlled and startling precision and tension on the finish. Heavenly. Drink now-2040.” – Neal Martin, Wine Advocate 100/100 in 2012

1948 was not widely declared, but Taylor’s is regarded as the wine of the vintage.
This wine sent shivers down my spine! Once poured and after a few minutes of air, I could hear the rumblings of the tasters. Tim James and I agreed that it was an astounding wine, giving you the same unworldly experience that only the GS could give on the night. Compared to the KWV, the palate is alive with red berry fruit, fine Ceylon tea, braised meats and fragrant spice. The palate is so delicately balanced and the fortification is hardly noticed as the soft, fruit-coated tannins seem to carry the finish for minutes.

Is it a perfect wine? Well, why not. It tops any other wine I have had. – Roland Peens Wine Cellar 100/100

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I have had this numerous times and I have always been bowled over by its great quality. It is teeming with plum aromas and flavors. Deep ruby-red, with coffee, cocoa, violet and plum aromas, full-bodied, with ripe fruit flavors, medium tannins and a balanced finish. Very firm and refined, it will age on and on. –Wine Spectator 99/100

“This is the greatest bottle of ’48 Taylors that I have ever encountered. It has a bouquet that you want to wrap up, take home and mount on your mantelpiece. Indescribably pure scents of raspberry, leather, truffle, granite and minerals. You could pick each scent from the air. The palate is sheer perfection – you cannot envisage how a mature port could be any better. It is blessed with brilliant delineation, sensational power that is totally controlled and startling precision and tension on the finish. Heavenly. Drink now-2040.” – Neal Martin, Wine Advocate 100/100 in 2012

1948 was not widely declared, but Taylor’s is regarded as the wine of the vintage.
This wine sent shivers down my spine! Once poured and after a few minutes of air, I could hear the rumblings of the tasters. Tim James and I agreed that it was an astounding wine, giving you the same unworldly experience that only the GS could give on the night. Compared to the KWV, the palate is alive with red berry fruit, fine Ceylon tea, braised meats and fragrant spice. The palate is so delicately balanced and the fortification is hardly noticed as the soft, fruit-coated tannins seem to carry the finish for minutes.

Is it a perfect wine? Well, why not. It tops any other wine I have had. – Roland Peens Wine Cellar 100/100

As part of our Grand-taste off. Read more
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Country

PT

Region

Douro

Style

Fortified

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