“The 2011's stand out for the purity of the fruit and the quality of the tannins, which are silky and well integrated but provide plenty of structure.” David Guimaraens, Head Winemaker
“Taylor’s Vintage 2011 has a multifaceted, Pandora’s Box of a nose that is mercurial in the glass: cassis at first before blackberry and raspberry politely ask it to move aside, followed by wilted rose petals and Dorset plum. The palate is sweet and sensual on the entry, plush and opulent, with copious black cherries, boysenberry and cassis fruit, curiously more reminiscent of Fonseca! It just glides across the palate with a mouth-coating, glycerine-tinged finish that has a wonderful lightness of touch, demonstrating how Vintage Port is so much more accessible in its youth nowadays. But don’t let that fool you into dismissing the seriousness or magnitude of this outstanding Taylor’s.” - Robert Parker
Onshore Cellars - ICONIC Producer
Taylor’s is one of the oldest of the founding Port houses, and has been making Port Wine since 1692. Regarded as the benchmark for Vintage Port, Taylor’s has been entirely dedicated to the production of Port wine and in particular to its finest styles since it was founded over three centuries ago.
Taylor’s Vintage Ports are blended from the finest wines of the firm’s own quintas or estates, Vargellas, Terra Feita and Junco. These three iconic properties each have their own unique character and are the cornerstone of the company’s success.
Taylor’s is an independent company in which some family members play a leading role in all areas of the firm’s activity. This long and unbroken family tradition has allowed the skills and knowledge required to produce the finest ports to be refined and added to as they are passed down from one generation to the next.