Taylor Fladgate Very Old Tawny Port
Very Old Tawny – Kingsman Edition
Taylor Fladgate Very Old Tawny Port - Kingsman Edition is a very rare Tawny Port of great age matured for almost nine decades in hand-made seasoned oak casks.
To create this exclusive limited edition, Taylor Fladgate agreed to release some rare and valuable wines from its extensive reserves of very old cask-aged Port laying in its cellars in Oporto. These reserves include a small treasury of priceless, historically important wines each representing a very small volume. A few rare gems from this collection, only used in exceptional circumstances, were carefully selected by Taylor Fladgate’s expert blenders to produce the Kingsman Edition Port.
The individual wines were then meticulously assembled, using Taylor Fladgate’s heritage of experience in the art of blending, and then left to marry together for several months in cask until the blend was judged to have reached its peak of balance and harmony.
Presented in a bespoke crystal decanter with gold detailing and a luxurious presentation box, Taylor Fladgate Kingsman Edition Port was created not only for Kingsman devotees but also for connoisseurs and collectors of fine and rare wines around the world. A very limited number of 700 bottles have been produced.
“A true Kingsman will never forget to pass the Port to his left, but this Taylor-made Port will certainly test his resolve…”
Matthew Vaughn Producer, co-writer and director of the Kingsman film series
The idea for a rare, Port wine Kingsman edition was born between Taylor Fladgate Port and director Matthew Vaughn; recognising the shared values between Taylor Fladgate and Kingsman: a sense of heritage and tradition, legacy, an obsession with detail and extraordinary product quality. Also, the very British traits of humour, wit, elegance and style.
In the era portrayed in The King’s Man, Port Wine occupied a special place. By the time of the Great War, Port had become firmly established in British society as one of the finest of all wines, surrounded by ritual and a degree of reverence. It was not only in Britain that Port was held in high esteem. For example, it was the favourite wine of Emperor Nicholas II of Russia.
As an army officer and member of the aristocracy, the Duke of Oxford, played in The King’s Man by Ralph Fiennes, would have been very familiar with Port. During the Great War, large quantities of Port were shipped to the British and French armies stationed at the front.
During the conflict, thousands of cases of Taylor Fladgate Port were supplied to the British Army Canteens. The British government considered Port so essential for soldiers’ morale that it sometimes threatened to commandeer shipments and divert them to the army to avoid shortages.
The wine is seductive and intense, displaying multiple dimensions of opulent aroma. It opens with a rich confection of molasses and butterscotch, with notes of almond and dried fig, followed by a complex spicy redolence of vanilla, black pepper, nutmeg and cinnamon. Discreet scents of cedar and balsam emerge fleetingly in the background.
The first impression on the palate is of a smooth, velvety texture and impressive volume and density. On the mid palate, a crisp, vibrant acidity emerges. Flowing through the palate is an undercurrent of rich, intense, concentrated butterscotch flavour. The finish leaves a lingering impression of complex, mellow aroma.
As a collection of history's worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them. Discover the origins of the very first independent intelligence agency in “The King's Man".
DIRECTED BY Matthew Vaughn
WRITTEN BY "The King’s Man” is based on the comic book "The Secret Service" by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons, and the story is by Matthew Vaughn and the screenplay is by Matthew Vaughn & Karl Gajdusek.
PRODUCED BY Matthew Vaughn, David Reid, Adam Bohling
CAST Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Rhys Ifans, Matthew Goode, Tom Hollander, Harris Dickinson, Daniel Brühl, with Djimon Hounsou, and Charles Dance