1966 Taylor Vintage Port

SKU #980248 Jancis Robinson

 This was served at a wonderful dinner in The Factory House next to a Graham's 1970 that was so vigorous and concentrated that the more delicate 1966 was a little overwhelmed, but it certainly grew in the glass and is a lovely subtle current drink. 18/20 points  (9/2016)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 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. (RP)  (1/1989)

K&L Notes

97 points Neal Martin's Wine Journal: "This must be one of the most under-rated ports of all time! A deeper colour than the -63, garnet with a brick rim. The nose is typical 66 (in fact, echoing its Left Bank counterparts) in being very conservative and masculine, yet with stunning definition with notes of cigar box, mahogany bureau, sandalwood with an undercurrent of ripe cherry. The palate is foursquare with wonderful structure, spicier and more vigorous than the -63 with a notch more persistency and focus. Very good acidity and as fresh as a daisy on the finish, which has a seductive symmetry about it. Hints of wild strawberry, cigar box, apricot and autumn leaves with superb precision on the finish. A brilliant -66 - it must surely be the best of the vintage? Tasted November 2007." 94+ points from wine writer Richard Jennings: "Medium cherry red color with pale meniscus; dried cherry, chocolate, dried berry nose; tasty, dried cherry, baked cherry, berry palate, good for drinking now; long finish. (Decanted for about 3 hours.)" (RJonWine.com, 05/2010)

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- Although quite small, Portugal produces a great variety of wines ranging from light and fizzy Vinho Verde to hearty and tannic Port. Portugal is Europe's fourth-largest wine-producing region, and has been exporting its wine since the 14th century. The Douro Valley of Portugal is the original and current home for the world's finest Port. The valley spans from east of the city of Oporto all the way to the border of Spain and is the country's best known wine region. Lesser-appreciated DOCs like Bairrada and Dão area also emerging for their fine, rustic reds.


- Port is a fortified wine made by stopping the fermentation with brandy. The result is a heavy sweet wine, most often red, that is dense, rich and high in alcohol. Port is made all over the world with some great results in Australia and South Africa, but the most famous of these dessert wines come from Portugal. The great port houses (or lodges) are located along the Duoro River on the steep slate slopes high above the valley floor. There are several styles of port, including Ruby, Tawny, Vintage Character, Late Bottle Vintage, Colheita, and Single Quinta. Vintage ports are made in special years that the houses declare.