(2005 Vintage) Elegant and rich, with a fresh allure, offering plenty of red raspberry and strawberry flavors, backed up by medium-grained tannins. Features tar and milk chocolate on the spicy finish. Well-balanced.
(2005 Vintage) Taylor's created the Late Bottled Vintage style of port and is not only acknowledged to be its finest producer, but remains the international brand leader. Blended from wines of a single year, LBV ages from four to six years in cask and is ready to drink when bottled. Its concentrated fruity flavor and firm, full-bodied style make Taylor’s LBV the perfect port to accompany chocolate desserts, and blue cheeses such as Stilton or Roquefort.
deep dark ruby colour. dark fruit spice raisin nose hint almonds with full fruit great balance and good length. touch more sweetness would have made Annie happier. still quite delicious. personally love the balance between the raisin fruit and alcohol - quite perfect.
Currently the best porto I drank for 20 bucks, probably going to get a couple of bottles
Wine & Spirits(2005 Vintage) With its charming aromas of spice drop, ripe cherries and schistous minerality, this Taylor looks set to zoom. And it is tasty, but also a bit soft and lacking structure - something unexpected from a Port under the Taylor label. Turns chocolaty on the finish.
Wine Enthusiast(2000 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast on 11/01/2007