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£4,000 for Taylor’s 1896 Single Harvest Tawny Port

From its extensive and valuable reserves of old cask-aged Ports maturing in the company’s cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia, Taylor’s has announced the launch of a rare Single Harvest Port produced in the magnificent harvest of 1896, one of the finest of the 19th Century.
The 1896 Single Harvest Port comes in at just under £4,000 if you've got that lying around under your pillow.

The 1896 Single Harvest Port comes in at just under £4,000 if you’ve got that lying around under your pillow.

On very rare occasions, at the discretion of the family, such wines have been launched as Limited Editions. It’s now the turn of this priceless wine.

“In its 125th year of ageing in hand-crafted Oak casks, this wine has attained a magical quality, hard to compare even with the few other wines of similar age that have survived to the present day,” states the company.

“The launch of a wine as old, valuable and unique as this one occurs only a handful of times in a generation,” commented Taylor’s Managing Director Adrian Bridge, “It is by its nature a historic event in its own right which Taylor’s is proud to share with wine collectors and connoisseurs of rare wines.”

Over the years, the company has released a number of very valuable, limited-edition Ports of great age. These include the very rare Scion from 1855 and the Taylor’s 1863 Single Harvest Port, one of the last pre-Phylloxera wines to be offered for sale.

The Taylor’s 1896 Single Harvest Tawny is presented in a bespoke decanter of Scottish crystal and an elegant luxury cherrywood case. It’s offered on allocation to select collectors and connoisseurs of rare wines and spirits.

Each box contains a certificate personally signed by Adrian Bridge.

Only 1,700 bottles have been produced.

The 1896 Single Harvest Port comes in at just under £4,000 if you’ve got that lying around under your pillow.

And no, you can’t ‘try’ before you ‘buy’….

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