Made entirely from the grapes grown on Taylor’s own properties, Taylor’s is one of the few remaining houses which still produces a 40 Year Old Aged Tawny Port. Tiny quantities of this wine are made. Decades of evaporation and 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.
A sublime port of very great age which shows the old olive-gold hue of its many years in cask. Decades of evaporation have concentrated this extraordinary wine to an exceptional density, with a powerful nose of dried fruit, honey and a touch of spice. Impressions of nutmeg, roasted coffee and an intense nuttiness converge both in the bouquet and on the palate. The wine´s rich, intense, voluptuous, almost viscous texture culminate in a finish of incredible length.
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 Robert Parker;
. 95 points in Jamie Goode;
. 95 points in Wine Enthusiast Magazine;
. 93 points in CellarTracker;
. 92 points in Wine & Spirits Magazine;
. 95 points in Wine Spectator Magazine;
. 17,5 points in Jancis Robinson;
. 16 points in Decanter Magazine;
. Bronze medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2014;
. Silver medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2013;
. Gold medal International Wine Challenge 2013;
. Gold medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2012;
. Silver medal International Wine Challenge 2012;
. Bronze medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2009;
. Gold medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2008;
. Bronze medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2005;
. Bronze medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2004.