Jewel from the Douro

Taylor’s Vintage Port 2016, Douro Valley, Portugal, NZD $179

Dense, intense wine with bright plum, dark berry fruit, subtle floral (lavender?) and spice flavours. Good acidity and sinewy tannins provide a solid backbone that will no doubt allow the wine to develop magnificently in bottle. A classic Taylor’s style – elegant and steely. (Cork)

Score: 96 ★★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 20%

Ageing: now to 2046

Food: Stilton cheese, walnuts and figs

Stockists: Negociants NZ (NZ distributor); Vincurable – SA; Randall The Wine Merchant – Vic (AU)

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