Taylor's : Very Old Single Harvest Port 1965

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Parker : 95 / 100
J. Robinson : 18 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 1965 Very Old Single Harvest Port, that is, a Coheita, single vintage tawny, is part of Taylor's continuing series of releases of old Colheitas. A field blend of typical grapes, it comes in at 157 grams per liter of residual sugar. In the overall context of amazing old Colheitas, it may not take 1st prize, but it will strike anyone who loves them as pretty fine. Get ready for those aromatics that are powerful from several feet away. Irresistible on opening, it has an up-front rush of sugar, concentrated aromatics and remarkable concentration of flavor on the finish. Laced with classic old tawny nuances, including a bit of molasses and treacle, it ends with a dark, burnished feel. The mid-palate depth is just average. There are some whiffs of brandy that are sometimes rather too obvious here and there, but not often. Overall, it is bright and lively, with its good acidity cutting through the sugar and concentrated flavors. The two balance each other well. Some tawnies are caressing and sensual; some are rich and lush; some lean more to bite and focus. This is in the latter category, but the price of admission here is that concentration of mature, old tawny Port flavors. The acidity and the sugar lace those flavors into the palate. It emphasizes treacle more as time goes on. It's pretty fine. Note: this was tasted from a 375ml with a bar-top cork.
DuriensePort
Alcohol
21

Grape varieties
Porto Blend

Dessert wine
Yes

Environment
Sustainable viticulture

J. Robinson
18

Wine Spectator
95

Country
Portugal

Wine certification
DOC

Area
Duriense

Appellation
Port

Color
Red

Producer
Taylor's

Parker
95

Allergens
Contains sulphites