Taylor's 2016 Vintage Port heeft een diep paarszwarte kleur met een intense bosvruchten geur, levendige tonen van groene appel, verse pruimen en frambozen. Complex met exotische nuances, cederhout en jasmijn. De ingetogen kracht en stevige tannines die de wijn een prachtige structuur geven zijn kenmerkend voor de stijl van Taylor’s.
Adrian Bridge, Managing Director: “The keynotes of the 2016 vintage are purity, refinement and structure. The Taylor’s 2016 is characteristically elegant and poised and underpinned by firm, superbly integrated tannins of exceptional quality. Yields at the 2016 harvest were relatively low and the wine is likely to be tightly allocated.”
David Guimaraens, Head Wine Maker: Commenting on the viticultural year: “Two factors stand out in 2016. The spring was extremely wet
meaning that the vines had plenty of water throughout the summer. Secondly, the ripening season started relatively late and lasted well into
September. This meant that the crop was very evenly ripened and all elements were in perfect balance at the time of the harvest. Picking started
later than usual, particular in the Pinhão Valley where the Taylor’s properties only began their harvests in the last week of September.” Commenting on the wine: “The hallmark of the Taylor’s 2016 is the very fine fruit quality and the magnificent tannins supported by a lively acidity.”