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Taylor's Vintage Port 1963

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Full bodied, powerful and concentrated but with excellent balance and structure, this dark royal purple wine now shows exquisite black cherry, plum and espresso coffee flavors and aromas on the mid-palate, those yielding nicely on the long finish to dark chocolate and an appealing hint of earthiness. Well balanced and with tannins that have finally softened.

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Taylors Wines Pty Ltd:
Situated in the heart of South Australia’s beautiful Clare Valley, Taylors has become one of Australia’s best loved and most trusted wineries. The tale of Taylors wine-making goes back a few years – three generations in fact, and all began with Bill Taylor Senior, and his love of a certain Bordeaux wine. Originally wine merchants in Sydney, a passion for wine was all part of being a Taylor, an... Read more
Situated in the heart of South Australia’s beautiful Clare Valley, Taylors has become one of Australia’s best loved and most trusted wineries. The tale of Taylors wine-making goes back a few years – three generations in fact, and all began with Bill Taylor Senior, and his love of a certain Bordeaux wine. Originally wine merchants in Sydney, a passion for wine was all part of being a Taylor, and in particular, for the famous French Clarets such as Chateau Mouton Rothschild in Bordeaux’s Medoc region. It was this long held fascination for these wines which inspired the family’s foray into winemaking, and provides the inspiration and winemaking philosophy behind all Taylors winemaking today – to produce premium wines of exceptional and comparable quality in Australia. Bill Taylor Snr, together with his sons John and Bill set about sourcing an exceptional site to realise their dream and establish their vineyard, and in 1969 purchased a holding of 178 hectares by the Wakefield River in Auburn. The site was carefully chosen for its red brown loam over limestone soils (called ‘terra rossa’) and for the cool climate of the Clare Valley, known to be excellent for producing Cabernet Sauvignon. That year they planted their very first Cabernet Sauvignon vines, and never looked back… Indeed, Taylors took little time in proving that the dream wasn’t just pie in the sky – in 1973 they tentatively entered their inaugural vintage of Taylors Cabernet Sauvignon into the respected Royal Adelaide Wine Show – and were delighted to win the prestigious Montgomery Trophy for best red wine in the show! The family always knew there was something in the soil…and during the initial excavation of the vineyard dam, Bill and his sons were amazed to uncover the fossilised remains of tiny seahorses - confirmation that the area had in fact once been the bed of an ancient inland sea. The Taylors thought this to be a lucky omen and testimony that the ‘terra rossa’ soils were indeed fertile, and with thoughts firmly fixed on the successful future of Taylors Wines, the family adopted the three seahorses as the company insignia. Today those seahorses are found on Taylors wine labels all over the world. Read less

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Snooth User: Roy Hersh
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4.50 5
07/16/2007

Medium ruby color with a tawny rim. It showed Eucalyptus, violets, a mint streak, and minerals on the complex nose. It delivers gorgeous plum flavors, full-bodied mouth feel and is mostly smooth texturally, with some alcohol poking through, especially on the finish. A long aftertaste marred slightly by the spirit, with mild tannins still present and overall this Taylor is a very harmonious bottling. Always a delight to try bottles of this exemplary VP.


Snooth User: Robert Parker
6445403
4.50 5
07/16/2007

This house must certainly be the Latour of Portugal. Their ports are remarkably backward yet still impressive when young. Of all the vintage ports, those of Taylor need the longest time to mature and even when fully mature seem to have an inner strength and firmness that keep them going for decades. Their tawnys are also among the very best, though somewhat expensive. The 1963 is quite fabulous yet still seemingly capable of developing for another decade or more.



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Full bodied, powerful and concentrated but with excellent balance and structure, this dark royal purple wine now shows exquisite black cherry, plum and espresso coffee flavors and aromas on the mid-palate, those yielding nicely on the long finish to dark chocolate and an appealing hint of earthiness. Well balanced and with tannins that have finally softened.

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