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Taylor’s Pre-Phylloxera 1863 Port Vintage Goes on Sale

June 4 (Bloomberg) -- Taylor’s, a port house founded in 1692 and now part of the Fladgate Partnership, is putting a single-harvest aged tawny vintage port dating from 1863 up for sale.

The fortified wine comes from two wooden casks and predates the outbreak of phylloxera in the second half of the nineteenth century that devastated European vineyards, according to an e-mailed statement from Taylor’s.

Unlike most vintage ports, which are matured in bottles, aged tawny is kept in wood, giving it a characteristic amber color. The move comes after Taylor’s put a similar limited-edition pre-phylloxera port from the mid-nineteenth century called Scion on sale in 2010. A bottle of Scion now retails for about $3,300, according to

Taylor’s, founded in 1692, is based in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal, across the river from Oporto, and has vineyards upstream in the Douro Valley, including Quinta de Vargellas. The Fladgate Partnership also encompasses the Croft and Fonseca port brands.

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To contact the editors responsible for this story: Paul Sillitoe at James Kraus

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