Although best known for its legendary Vintage Ports, Taylor’s is also one of the most respected producers of 10 Year Old Tawny Port. 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 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 Tawny Port. Taylor’s blends its magnificent 10 year old tawny 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. Taylor’s 10 Year Old Tawny is a superb example of the aged tawny style. Mellow and elegant, combining delicate wood notes with rich aromas of mature fruit, it is bottled for immediate drinking. It is the best selling 10 Year Old Aged Tawny Port in the UK.
It is a deep brick colour with amber rim. Rich and elegant nose combining aromas of ripe berry fruit with a delicate nuttiness and subtle mellow notes of chocolate, butterscotch and fine oak wood. Smooth and silky on the palate and full of ripe figgy, jammy flavours which persist on the long finish.
Store and Serve Advices:
These Port wines are bottled when ready to drink and do not require any further ageing in bottle.
A glass of chilled 10 Year Old makes a delicious aperitif, but is equally good matched to a hard, nutty cheese or a pudding such as apple pie, tarte tatin, baked figs, orange tart, (leave the peel on some of the orange) caramel tart, or cooked strawberries with pepper.
Reviews and Awards:
. 90 points in Wine Spectator Magazine;
. 90 points in Wine Enthusiast Magazine;
. 89 points in Jamie Goode;
. 89 points in CellarTracker;
. 88 points in Wine & Spirits Magazine;
. 16 points in Jancis Robison;
. 16 points in Revista de Vinhos;
. Silver medal International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014;
. Commended International Wine Challenge 2014;
. Silver medal International Wine Challenge 2013;
. Silver medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2012;
. Silver medal International Wine & Spirit Competition 2012;
. Commended International Wine Challenge 2012;
. Silver medal International Wine Challenge 2011;
. Bronze medal International Wine Challenge 2010;
. Bronze medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2009;
. Silver medal International Wine & Spirit Competition 2009;
. Bronze medal International Wine Challenge 2009.