Taylors Historical Collection Res Tawny THE MALLET – NEW
75cl, 20% – Douro, Portugal
Tinta Roriz, Touriga Francesa, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Nacional blend.
This bottle was inspired by the ‘bladder’ shaped wine bottles manufactured in England between about 1715 and 1740. In Britain, where they were used mainly in the 1720s and early 1730s, ‘bladder’ wine bottles were relatively unusual but their use in continental Europe was more widespread.
Aromas of plum, fig and sultana blend with a mellow redolence of marzipan and butterscotch. Hints of cigar box, cedarwood and leather add an exotic dimension to the nose. The wine is seductively round and smooth with discreet, beautifully integrated tannins adding an attractive dryness and grip.
Pairs well with almonds, berry fruits, dark chocolate, blue cheese.