Port is a fortified wine specifically produced in the Douro region of northern Portugal. The name comes from Oporto from where barrels were sent out across Europe. The industry benefited hugely from trade agreements with Britain as the market for French wine dipped during times of war and port has become hugely associated with ceremonial toasts and after dinner drinks in this country.
With an opaque purple colour, the 2013 Senhora Ribeira Vintage reveals lifted floral aromas of esteva (rock-rose) and violet thanks to the traditional Douro grape varieties Touriga Nacional and Touriga Franca, with Sousão adding spice and fine acidity. This is a full-bodied wine, with excellent dark fruit flavours and a firm tannic backbone that on the palate clearly dem…
Owned by the same family for over a decade, Quinta Do Infantado is a well known producer of Port. The 2013 vintage was affected by cool weather in April and May, this resulted in a low yield but of high quality. Notes of dark fruits here, with intense raisin and a hint of spice on the finish. This will be lovely served with a range of cheeses.
Representing 1 in every 5 bottles of Port bought in the UK, Late Bottle Vintage is a very popular choice among Port drinkers. This is perhaps due to the style - it is a very approachable drink and often represents great value. Aged in wood for 4-6 years, it has a lot to offer in the way of flavour and is ready to drink as soon as it is bottled. Taylors were one of the first producers to release an LBV into the market, and as a result they are seen to be the Bench Mark in the category.