Taylor Fladgate Scion 1855 Vintage Tawny Port

Port from Portugal

$3,499.00
Item No. 132482
  • collectible wine
  • RP100

Winemaker's Notes

Scion is the world’s rarest tawny Porto. Made from the harvest of 1855, before the root louse phylloxera devastated the vineyards of Portugal, this remarkable Porto has been aged in cask since it was made, and was bottled only in 2010. It is bottled in a hand blown crystal decanter and encased in a 19th-century-style instrument case with dovetail joinery and handmade fittings and is accompanied by a limited-edition book telling its story. Dark brown in color with very intense, complex aromas of spice, dried flowers and herbs, honey, subtle fig and leather. On the palate it is full-bodied, with a searing acidity and unbelievable length.

Critical Acclaim

"A clear dark brown colour that looks like a mature Tokaji, with thick tears in the glass. It has a very intense, almost honeyed bouquet with allspice, singed leather, pressed rose petals, molasses, mint and a touch of dried fig. The oxidation is minimal, which is quite remarkable for its age, a sense of ebullience and joie-de-vivre bursting forth. The palate is full-bodied with intense honeyed fruits, touches of fig, date and liquorice vying for attention, biting acidity that cuts through the intense fruit. This is unbelievably fresh and vibrant with an almost Sauternes-like quality on the honey-glazed, hazelnut-tinged finish. It has unbelievable length. Simply stunning."
100 Points

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Taylor's is now into its fourth century: one of the very oldest of the Port companies. It is the last totally independent company of the original British Port houses-and is still family owned and managed. It is run today from Oporto by descendants of the Yeatman and Fladgate families, both of which have been partners in the firm since the 1830s. For more than 300 years Taylor's name has been synonymous with consistent excellence in Port.

Learn About Portugal

Portugal The country best known for Port, Madeira and corks is often overlooked when consumers think of red and white still wines - but take note! The table wines of the region have improved dramatically in the past few decades. The winemaking areas trickle down the country's narrow shape, bordered by the Atlantic on the west and Spain on the east. Notable...

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Learn About Port

Port Wine Port is a fortified wine that is made by adding brandy during fermentation. The addition of spirits kills the yeasts, which in turn halts the fermentation process. This results in a wine both sweet and high in alcohol. Named for its home city Oporto, true Port must come from the designated area. The grapes used are a blend,, but the favored grape thought to...

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