Taylors Historic Collection Limited Edition
Taylor's Reserve Tawny Port
Historically Collection Limited Edition
This blend was carefully put together for this limited edition from specially selected Ports from Taylor Fladgate´s extensive aged Tawny stocks, aged in seasoned oak Ports pipes. Its character is unique for this bottling, with the characteristic Taylor Fladgate´s richness and with its distinctive grip on the finish.
In the early 18th century, bottles were hand-blown and bulbous in shaps. They could not be laid aside and were therefore unsuitable for long-term aging. Instead, they were primarily used to transfer the wine from the merchant's plate to the consumer's table. Because bottles were expensive, they were recycled and often displayed their owner's emblem or initials.
As the 18th century progressed, bottles became taller and more cylindrical. They early bulbous "onion" shape gradually evovel into a more elongated, straigth-sided bottle with a longer neck. The first stage in this evolution was the appearance of the "mallet" shaped bottle which had become well established in England by around 1730. Like their predecessors, these bottles were squat in shape. Their sides were often tapered towards the shoulder rather than complety parallel. However, by around 1750, the "mallet" bottle had developed a more cylindrical form. The Limited Edition bottle is inspired by the "mallet-cylinder" bottle from that period, the immediate predecessor of today´s cylindrical wine bottle.
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