Taylor's Port, 1955

Vintage Port
Excellent provenance
Low Shoulder level | deep colour |
Clearance Offer | Was £545 | Now £120 - Excluded from guarantee

Bottle size: 75cl

ABV: 20%

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$169.07 USD

Out of stock


These bottles have been kept in perfect condition in a Cambridge college cellar since first release.

Taylors 1955 Vintage Port.
The only vintage Taylor’s declared in the 1950s. According to the Fladgate Partnership, ‘one of the most underrated vintages of the century’. Taylor’s own two great vineyards in the Douro, Quinta de Vargellas and Quinta de Terra Feita. Both are categorised grade A - the highest possible rating. In years when Taylor’s produces a classic vintage, wines from these two estates are blended together. As they are some 20 miles apart, and subject to very different micro climates, they combine to produce a powerful, long lived and complex vintage port. In 1955 there was a heatwave at the end of April and early May. Rain at the end of May was beneficial for the flowering. July and August were hot, and at the time of the vintage the bunches were in excellent condition. The general starting date for the vintage was on the 26 September, and a shower on the 22 September did a lot of good. Light rain fell on 2 and 3 October but did no harm, and helped cool the temperature. Mid rose red. This somehow not only looks but tastes rose red. Lovely and lifted and fresh. There's a real core of excitement to this. How lovely!
Rating: 19 Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com (Jul 2016)

"An opage blockbuster when young, astringent and unready up until the early 1980's. In the early 1990's still fairly deep coloured; a vast, deep, high-toned, spicy nose, fairly sweet, full bodied packed with fruit extract and tannin and acidity.." Marcus Bent ****


level low shoulder - embossed capsule unlabelled - this bottle is low shoulder level which means it has an increased chance of failure. The price has been adjusted accordingly and is sold without guarantee

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