Taylor’s is one of the most highly respected producers of aged tawny Port wines. 20 Year Old Tawny 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 tawny Ports 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.
Intense amber tawny colour. Opulent and voluptuous nose of complex spicy, jammy and nutty aromas, hints of orange flower and a fine oakiness coming from the long period of aging in cask. The palate is full of very rich and concentrated flavour and has a long mellow finish.
Store and Serve Advices:
These Port wines are bottled when ready to drink and do not require any further ageing in bottle.
The 20-Year-Old is excellent with crème brûlée, honey and almond cake and cheeses such as Parmesan and Manchego. Serve it in place of a Sauternes or Gewurztraminer with a delicate foie gras and brioche. The acidity of the 20 Year Old cuts perfectly through the richness of the paté.
Reviews and Awards:
. 18 points in Revista de Vinhos;
. Bronze medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2014;
. Bronze medal International Wine Challenge 2014;
. Bronze medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2013;
. Silver medal International Wine Challenge 2013;
. Platinum medal San Diego International Wine Competition 2013;
. Bronze medal San Francisco International Wine Competition 2013;
. Silver medal The Dallas Wine Competition 2013;
. Silver medal International Wine Challenge 2012;
. Silver medal International Wine Challenge 2011;
. Silver medal International Wine Challenge 2010;
. Gold medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2009;
. 93 points in Wine Spectator Magazine;
. 93 points in Jamie Goode;
. 93 points in Wine Enthusiast Magazine;
. 92 points in Robert Parker;
. 91 points in CellarTracker;
. 90 points in Wine & Spirits Magazine;
. 17,5 points in Jancis Robinson.