A desire to raise Port’s game has inspired a flurry of ancient tawny releases from the Douro, but are they worth their high price tags asks Lucy Shaw.
Foot-treading Port brings a 2% better result than modern technology, according to Adrian Bridge, CEO at The Fladgate Partnership.
Taylor’s managing director highlighted a growing demand for aged tawny Port at the launch of the house’s 1863 Single Harvest at the London Wine Fair yesterday.
Taylor’s has raided its library collection to release a single harvest tawny Port from 1863.
Taylor’s Port is preparing to launch a new series of rare single harvest Ports, with the first expression due to reach markets worldwide in January 2014.
Port producers are reporting significant demand from markets worldwide in the wake of their superlative-fuelled 2011 vintage declarations.
A massive increase in the cost of spirit is causing problems for Port producers in the Douro, and prices are predicted to rise further.
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