D.O. Douro, Douro Valley, Portugal
Taylor’s is an independent family-run business and the market brand leader in Port. It is also one of the earliest shippers to acquire vineyards to produce the wine themselves, rather than merely buying in wine to age.
Taylor’s vintage ports are renowned for their massive structure, concentration of flavour and distinctively masculine style.
“…At present it offers very pure blackberry, mulberry, and a touch of smoke…not giving much away at the moment but surely destined to down the line. The palate is very refined, very pure with svelte tannins with ebullient ripe red fruits laced with tobacco, nutmeg and white pepper. Long and caressing on the finish, this should evolve into a masterful Taylor’s Vintage.” eRobertParker.com (Jul 2011)
Optimum Drinking Period: 2010-2040
Robert Parker: 98
Wine Spectator: 95
Stephen Tanzer: 95