You wait ages for a very old tawny Port than two come along at once. First Taylor’s launch their 1863 Single Harvest, then just two weeks later Graham’s launch Ne Oublie, a wine that dates back to the arrival of Andrew James Symington in Portugal in 1882.
Vintage Port Notes July 2014
Very old tawny Ports are currently á moda to use the Portuguese expression. In fact, having long been the preserve of the so called ‘Portuguese shippers’, they have now migrated to the British shippers. In this case the migration is literal. As far as I am aware, Taylor’s 1863 Single Harvest was once a wine belonging to Wiese & Krohn, once a Portuguese family-owned shipper which was bought, lock stock and barrel, by the Fladgate Partnership.