Taylor’s is one of the few remaining houses to produce a 30 Year Old aged tawny Port. 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. Only every two or three years is a reserve of Port with sufficient structure, fruit and power to age laid aside to age in oak casks. Those that have reached their peak after thirty years are then blended together for balance and finesse, and to ensure consistency of quality and style. The 30 year old tawny is one such wine. The wines 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.
Deep, old gold colour with hints of dried fruit and honey offsetting the rich nutty aromas. Lush, silky richness with an elegant, slightly austere quality which is quite distinctive. Subtle dried fruit flavours underly, exotic layers of caramel and nuts culminating in an endless finish.
Store and Serve Advices:
These Port wines are bottled when ready to drink and do not require any further ageing in bottle.
The venerable 30 and 40 Year Olds need no accompaniment, except time to savour them and a good armchair.
Reviews and Awards:
. 95 points in Wine Spectator Magazine;
. 94 points in Robert Parker;
. 93 points in Jamie Goode;
. 93 points in Wine & Spirits Magazine;
. 90 points in CellarTracker;
. 88 points in Wine Enthusiast Magazine;
. 16,5 points in Jancis Robinson;
. 16 points in Decanter Magazine;
. Silver medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2013;
. Gold medal International Wine Challenge 2013;
. Commended Decanter World Wine Awards 2012;
. Silver medal International Wine Challenge 2012;
. Bronze medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2005;
. Silver medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2004.