Winter rainfall was slightly above average, followed by a very dry Spring and further rain in June. From July through to October in 1970 almost no rain fell and the harvest which started on 21st September was made under ideal conditions.
It was also the year in which Alistair Robertson, the current Chairman of Taylor Fladgate Port, launched the 1965 Late Bottled Vintage Reserve, creating the LBV Port style as we know it today.
A deep garnet core with a faded brick rim. The nose is still tight, youthful with notes of liquorice, raisin, boot-polish and a little lemongrass. Very well defined. The palate is full-bodied with firm tannins, very cohesive with superb ripeness: wild strawberry, lemongrass, smoke and dates with an incredibly long, persistent finish. There is an effortless nature to this wine.
It has such weight on the finish that it will cruise past another 20-25 years in bottle.