Who wouldn't want to taste a European wine dating from the days before the ravenous scourge that is phylloxera wiped out vines all over the continent? Fortunately, you can have that rare opportunity thanks to one of the world's longest-lived wines, Port. Taylor Fladgate will be releasing an 1863 Single Harvest Tawny Port this fall.
Enthused Taylor Fladgate CEO and Managing Director Adrian Bridge, “This remarkable Port is like a time capsule, offering a fascinating glimpse into a distant past.The 1863 has been in wood for over a century-and-a-half and is a piece of wine history. Thanks to the perfect aging environment of the lodges in Oporto, it is perfectly balanced and shows an extraordinary vitality.”
How much will this still-vital bottle of Port cost you? 3,700 dollars. But what price, history? Also, as an added bonus, if you act now you get your bottle in a specially made crystal decanter that comes in a maple burl veneer wooden box along with a certificate signed by Bridge. (OK, everybody who buys a bottle gets that. I'm just a little caught up in the hoopla.)