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July 31, 2009

Taylor’s is proud to announce its decision to declare the 2007 vintage.

Taylor’s Managing Director Adrian Bridge stated: “The 2007 wines have been impressive from the start, displaying crisp, vibrant fruit and wonderful balance. In keeping with the house style, the Taylor 2007 is showing great elegance, poise and a fine scented quality contributed by the Vargellas wines on which the blend is based.”

As is customary, the decision to declare the 2007 vintage was announced on 23rd April, St. George’s Day. Allocations are now being made of the limited quantity available and the wine will be bottled for delivery in the Autumn.

Taylor's 2007 Vintage Port bottle

Taylor's 2007 Vintage Port bottle

Commenting on the significance of the declaration, Adrian Bridge noted: “ A declaration is not an annual event. It only occurs when the quality of the vintage is exceptional and always attracts strong interest whatever the economic climate. This is particularly so in the case of the classic port houses like Taylor’s which have as strong track record of producing highly rated wines which will increase in value with time.”

Winemaker David Guimaraens noted: “The absence of excessive heat for most of the Summer meant that the vines were in perfect condition to benefit from the warm weather which preceded the harvest. The 2007 wines are marked by their superb fruit quality and excellent natural acidity. The even performance of all the classic grape varieties resulted in wonderfully balanced wines.”

Tasting note:
Opaque, purple black colour with a narrow violet rim. Characteristically stylish and racy, with a nose of dense blackcurrant and woodland fruit overlaid with discreet herbal nuances and scents of violet and rose petals. As usual the classic Taylor elegance and understatement conceal the wine’s energy and vigour. On the palate it displays the lean, sinewy and tightly knit tannins which are so much a feature of the Taylor style and the vibrant and clearly delineated fruit flavours and which are the hallmark of the 2007 vintage

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