Taylor Fladgate, Single Harvest Tawny Port, 1964
During its five decades of aging in oak casks, this 1964 Taylor Fladgate, Single Harvest Tawny Port has taken on an attractive pale mahogany color with olive amber highlights. On the nose the wine displays fine oaky aromas and complex spicy, nutty, cigar box notes against a warm mellow background of butterscotch and molasses. The smooth velvety palate is lifted by a crisp acidity which gives the wine an attractive freshness in spite of its age. The finish is immensely long with rich, spicy, black pepper flavors lingering on the palate. This rare Single Harvest Tawny Port would be an exceptional tribute to any 50th anniversary.