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.
As a Limited Edition, Taylor's family wanted to create a unique bottle and blend. This bottle was inspired by the 'bladder' shaped wine bottles manufactured in England between about 1715 and 1740. This blend is a selection of the finest Ports from Taylor's extensive aged Tawny stocks. It is ready to drink and does not require decanting. Serve slightly chilled, (between 12ºC to 16ºC) it could be paired with berry fruit cake, dark chocolate dessert or with a rich blue cheese. Regarding the storage, you should keep the bottle upright in a cool and constant temperature.
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.