Taylor Fladgate brings $3200 a bottle, 150 year old tawny Porto to US

on 16/02/11 at 6:01 pm

Wine

Taylor Fladgate, a port wine house founded in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal, has introduced a 150 year old tawny Porto, Scion, to the US this February. The Porto will be distributed in the US by Kobrand Wines and Spirits, a New York-based distributor of alcoholic beverages.

The company said that Porto, Scion is a tawny made from the harvest of 1855, and retails for $3,200. This Porto has been aging in cask for more than 150 years and was bottled only in 2010.

Winemaker David Guimaraens of The Fladgate Partnership, which consists of the houses of Taylor Fladgate, Fonseca and Croft, learned of two casks of this venerable tawny in 2008.

Fladgate Partnership CEO Adrian Bridge claims that Scion is an extraordinary Port, which having spent fifteen decades in oak casks, may be one of the world’s only wines to survive from the pre-Phylloxera era in faultless condition.

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