Taylor's - Vintage Port

97 points - The Wine Advocate
20 points - The Wine Advocate
Taylor's - Vintage Port - 2017 - 75cl - Onshore Cellars

Taylor's - Vintage Port

97 points - The Wine Advocate
20 points - The Wine Advocate
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When tasting young vintage ports, Taylor is always the most backward. Yet potentially, it has the capability to be the most majestic. This classically made, opaque purple-colored wine is crammed with black fruits (blueberries and cassis). It reveals high tannin and a reserved style, but it is enormously constituted with massive body, a formidable mid-palate, and exceptional length. It is a young, rich, powerful Taylor that will require 10-15 years of aging. Compared to the more flashy, forward style of the 1992, the 1994 has more in common with such vintages as 1977 and 1970. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2045. I
Taylor’s Vintage has a multifaceted, Pandora’s Box of a nose that is mercurial in the glass: cassis at first before blackberry and raspberry politely ask it to move aside, followed by wilted rose petals and Dorset plum. The palate is sweet and sensual on the entry, plush and opulent, with copious black cherries, boysenberry and cassis fruit, curiously more reminiscent of Fonseca! It just glides across the palate with a mouth-coating, glycerine-tinged finish that has a wonderful lightness of touch.
Taylor’s Vintage has a multifaceted, Pandora’s Box of a nose that is mercurial in the glass: cassis at first before blackberry and raspberry politely ask it to move aside, followed by wilted rose petals and Dorset plum. The palate is sweet and sensual on the entry, plush and opulent, with copious black cherries, boysenberry and cassis fruit, curiously more reminiscent of Fonseca! It just glides across the palate with a mouth-coating, glycerine-tinged finish that has a wonderful lightness of touch.
Taylor’s Vintage has a multifaceted, Pandora’s Box of a nose that is mercurial in the glass: cassis at first before blackberry and raspberry politely ask it to move aside, followed by wilted rose petals and Dorset plum. The palate is sweet and sensual on the entry, plush and opulent, with copious black cherries, boysenberry and cassis fruit, curiously more reminiscent of Fonseca! It just glides across the palate with a mouth-coating, glycerine-tinged finish that has a wonderful lightness of touch.
Taylor’s Vintage has a multifaceted, Pandora’s Box of a nose that is mercurial in the glass: cassis at first before blackberry and raspberry politely ask it to move aside, followed by wilted rose petals and Dorset plum. The palate is sweet and sensual on the entry, plush and opulent, with copious black cherries, boysenberry and cassis fruit, curiously more reminiscent of Fonseca! It just glides across the palate with a mouth-coating, glycerine-tinged finish that has a wonderful lightness of touch.
Taylor’s Vintage has a multifaceted, Pandora’s Box of a nose that is mercurial in the glass: cassis at first before blackberry and raspberry politely ask it to move aside, followed by wilted rose petals and Dorset plum. The palate is sweet and sensual on the entry, plush and opulent, with copious black cherries, boysenberry and cassis fruit, curiously more reminiscent of Fonseca! It just glides across the palate with a mouth-coating, glycerine-tinged finish that has a wonderful lightness of touch.
Type:
Port
Country:
Portugal
Region:
Douro
Appellation:
Port
Producer:
Taylor's
Grapes/Blend:
Portuguese Red Blend
ABV:
20%

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Taylor's is a renowned producer of port wine, hailing from the Douro Valley in Portugal. With a history dating back to the 17th century, Taylor's has established itself...

Taylor's is a renowned producer of port wine, hailing from the Douro Valley in Portugal. With a history dating back to the 17th century, Taylor's has established itself as one of the most respected and prestigious port houses in the world.

The style of production at Taylor's is steeped in tradition, with a focus on using only the finest grapes from the Douro Valley. The grapes are hand-picked and carefully selected, before being crushed and fermented in granite lagares, a traditional method that has been used for centuries. The wine is then aged in oak barrels, where it develops its characteristic depth and complexity.

Taylor's produces a range of port wines, including vintage, tawny, and ruby ports. Their vintage ports are considered some of the finest in the world, with a rich, full-bodied flavour and a long, smooth finish. Their tawny ports are also highly regarded, with a nutty, caramel flavour and a silky texture. And their ruby ports are known for their vibrant, fruity flavour and deep, ruby colour.

Overall, Taylor's is a producer that is highly respected in the world of port wine, with a long history of producing some of the finest ports in the world. Their commitment to tradition and quality is evident in every bottle, making them a top choice for anyone looking for a truly exceptional port.

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Douro is a wine region located in the northern part of Portugal, known for producing high-quality fortified wines. The region has a long history of winemaking, dating back...

Douro is a wine region located in the northern part of Portugal, known for producing high-quality fortified wines. The region has a long history of winemaking, dating back to the Roman times. The Douro Valley is characterized by steep terraced vineyards that follow the curves of the river, creating a unique landscape.

The production of Port wine is the main focus of the Douro region. Port is a fortified wine that is made by adding brandy to the wine during fermentation, which stops the fermentation process and leaves residual sugar in the wine. The wine is then aged in oak barrels for several years, resulting in a rich, complex wine with flavors of dried fruit, nuts, and spices.

In addition to Port, the Douro region also produces table wines, which have gained recognition in recent years for their quality and unique character. The region's red wines are made from a blend of indigenous grape varieties, including Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz, and Tinta Barroca. These wines are known for their deep color, full body, and complex aromas and flavors.

Overall, the Douro region is a must-visit destination for wine lovers, offering a unique combination of history, culture, and exceptional wines.

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