Tina Gellie reports on its arrival and puts the wine through its paces.taylor’s 325th anniversary The new Taylor’s Port sails into London as it would have done in the 17th century.
Credit: Matt Alexander / PA WireTAGS:In a re-enactment of Taylor’s first shipment of Port to the UK in the 17th century, the cask was loaded onboard at Taylor’s lodges at Vila Nova de Gaia on 2 May and arrived on the banks of the Thames at the Tower of London on 11 May, ahead of a gala dinner there that evening.
‘It’s time to take Port off the pedestal and bring it down to the table.
’Winemaker David Guimararens told Decanter.com the Taylor’s 325 Limited Edition Anniversary Tawny, aged for 18 months, was a ‘cherry-picking’ of the best wines earmarked for the house’s 10-, 20-, 30- and 40-year-old tawny Ports.taylor’s 325th anniversary portThe Taylor’s 325th anniversary Port.
‘I’ve selected wines with age for complexity, and wines with youth for vibrancy,’ said Guimaraens. ‘I wanted this wine to be accessible, unpretentious.
Not a Port that only a few people can afford, but one that everyone can enjoy.‘It’s time to take Port off the pedestal and bring it down to the table.
’The squat ‘onion’ bottle is based on a 17th-century design that is the oldest example of a bottle with the Taylor’s company mark.It also bears the Royal coat of arms, denoting Taylor’s as a Port supplier by Royal Warrant of Appointment to HM Queen Elizabeth II.Solo yachtsman Ricardo Diniz is helmsman of the restored 1991-built boat #Taylor325. Following safe delivery of the Port cask to London, he will compete in the OSTAR 2017 (Original Single-handed Trans-Atlantic Race) sailing on 29 May from Plymouth to Newport, Rhode Island.
The crossing is expected to take 21 days, and he is the only Portuguese sailor in the race’s 57-year history.