Taylor’s managing director, Adrian Bridge, said the launch of a wine as old, valuable and unique as this one occured “only a handful of times in a generation”.
“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.” he said. “Savouring such a wine is a once in a lifetime experience.”
Only 1,700 bottles of the special 1896 port, which has been aged in hand crafted oak casks, are being produced. They be presented in a bespoke decanter of Scottish crystal and a luxury cherrywood case and be available at specialist retailers just (RRP: £3,950). An allocation will also be offered to select collectors and connoisseurs of rare wines and spirits around the world.
Each box contains a certificate personally signed by Taylor’s Managing Director, Adrian Bridge.
Over the years Taylors has released a number of very valuable, limited edition Ports of great age, including 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 1896 Single Harvest Port is the latest of these very rare 19th century releases.
The port’s tasting notes say the 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”.
If you want to pickup your order, it will be available the next day. Please contact us for rush orders.
All orders made during regular business hours (11am-7pm) will be next day delivery. No delivery offered on Sundays.
5 – 7 days within Alberta.
Please contact us with any questions.