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Taylor Fladgate 20 Year Old Tawny Port

March 9, 2012 Drink No Comments

This is a great port, and I’m not the only one who thinks so….

Wine Advocate: It is my opinion that Taylor’s tawny ports are the best of their type. When tasted against other tawnys, they all exhibit more aromatic personalities, greater fruit and ripeness, and a wonderful sweetness and length. Although I find the Thirty Year Old Tawny admirable, I prefer the richer, more vibrant Twenty Year Old Tawny. Score: 92. —Robert Parker, February 1995.

Wine Enthusiast: Although this famous name has produced quite a light 20-year-old, that lightness is more than made up for by the beautiful, smooth flavors, the taste of lemon jelly, dried apricots and peaches, and fine, fresh acidity. Score: 90. —Roger Voss, August 01, 2006.

Copy+Paste from Taylor’s website:

Taylor’s is one of the most highly respected producers of aged tawny Port wines.  This style of Port is fully matured in seasoned oak casks each holding about 630 litres of wine.  Here, over many years of ageing, the Port wine gradually takes on its characteristic amber ‘tawny’ colour, slowly developing the complex mellow flavours and the smooth luscious palate which are the hallmarks of this style of port. 

Taylor’s blends its magnificent 20 year old tawnies from its extensive reserves of old cask aged Ports matured in the firm’s cool and tranquil cellars (known as  ‘lodges’) in Oporto on Portugal’s Atlantic coast. 

In the 20 Year Old tawny, the fruit has mellowed further than in the 10 Year Old, and the spicy, nutty aromas of ageing are more powerful and intense.

The most popular 20 Year Old Aged Tawny Port in the United States of America.

These Port wines are bottled when ready to drink and do not require any further ageing in bottle.

Link: Taylor’s Port

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