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Taylor Fladgate Tawny Port 40 Year Old

Wine Details

Varietal

Style

Fortified

Region

Portugal

Wine Description

Taylor’s 40 year old tawny is a very rare old tawny blend, produced in limited quantities. Selected red ports produced in the eastern areas of the Douro Valley, including Taylor’s own estates, are matured in seasoned oak casks in Taylor’s cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia. Here the cool and damp coastal climate encourages a slow and gentle ageing process producing aromas of great complexity and finesse. The 40 years of ageing in wood have concentrated this wine almost to an essence, producing read more...Taylor’s 40 year old tawny is a very rare old tawny blend, produced in limited quantities. Selected red ports produced in the eastern areas of the Douro Valley, including Taylor’s own estates, are matured in seasoned oak casks in Taylor’s cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia. Here the cool and damp coastal climate encourages a slow and gentle ageing process producing aromas of great complexity and finesse. The 40 years of ageing in wood have concentrated this wine almost to an essence, producing intense and complex nutty and spicy aromas and a dense and concentrated palate full of rich mellow flavour. The 40 year old tawny is bottled when ready to drink and does not require any further ageing in bottle. (hide)

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  • Wine Enthusiast
    Rating: 95pts - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast on 12/01/06. A superb wine, elegance and weight combined magisterially. It has all the right mature flavours, ripe fruit, intense marmalade and concentration. This is a wine with a great reputation, and the taste doesn’t let that reputation down.
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/31/96