2018 Vintage Port Declaration
Taylor’s & Fonseca Guimaraens
2018 was an exceptional vintage in the vineyards of the Douro Superior. “This section of the Douro Valley enjoyed the combination of abundant ground water and hot summer weather, which often produces great Vintage Port,” David Guimaraens, Head Winemaker at Taylor’s and Fonseca told us. “It has given us the excellent phenolic maturity typical of a hot ripening season but the fine multi-layered fruit and fresh acidity we normally see in cooler years.” It is for this reason that Taylor’s, who own extensive land holdings in the Superior, has declared a classic Vintage Port in 2018, which we are thrilled to offer today.
In addition, Fonseca (whose vines lie predominantly in the more westerly Cima Corgo) has released a Guimaraens Vintage – a wine with the same make-up and character as their classic (which will not be released in 2018), but made in a more approachable, earlier-drinking style. In 2018 we believe this offers brilliant value for money, for a wine that will be delicious in the mid- to long-term.
With limited availability for this first release, please do not delay in confirming your requirements. For the Taylor’s, we have small quantities of magnums, double magnums and jeroboams available – please enquire.
Prices are per case in bond UK. For delivery from autumn 2021.