Taylor's 40 Year Old Tawny Port

Taylor's 40 Year Old Tawny Port

 

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Taylor's
40 Year Old Tawny Port
  • Vintage : 0
  • Country : Portugal
  • Region : Douro
  • Subregion
  • Type : Port
  • Style
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 20°
  • Grappes : 100% Porto divers

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.

Experts Score Vintage
W&S Wines & Spirits 96 NV
RP Robert Parker 95 NV
WE Wine Enthusiast 95 NV
WS Wine Spectator 92 NV
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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.

Tasting notes: 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.

Taylor's is renowned as one of the most innovative Port houses, having pioneered the Late Bottled Vintage style, and also holds one of the largest reserves of cask-aged wines used to create their range of tawny Ports. Taylor's Vintage Ports are the cornerstone of the company's success and the main source of its unique and inimitable house style. Taylor's benefits from extensive ownership of grade A vineyard sites throughout the Douro, including Quinta de Vargellas, one of the… Read more

Wines & Spirits (W&S) : 96 Points (NV)
This wine has reached Tawny nirvana, all of its elements in harmony, its age a ghost of red fruit, its alcohol transformed into texture. It doesn’t suffer from oxidation, though it buzzes with richness, the flavors lasting on silken orange and fresh almond. Rather than the heat of Douro schist in August, it has the cool stoniness of the cellar where it evolved. Saturated with pleasure.

Robert Parker (RP) : 95 Points (NV)
The NV 40 Year Old Tawny Port was bottled with a bar top cork in 2014. It comes in with 125 grams per liter of residual sugar. Big, weighty and mouth filling, this is an aromatic Tawny that finishes with acidity and tension. Gripping on the finish, its flavors become more interesting as long as it sits in the glass (or on your palate). It is not, perhaps, as sunny as the Fonseca, its sibling reviewed this issue, but it is denser and more gripping. Comparing to the Taylor 30 (also reviewed), I'm not sure I liked the 40 here all that much better. The 30 is a bit fleshier while this 40 is a bit more concentrated in flavor and aromatics. Perhaps some additional age also helped this 40 combat some of the aggression on the 30. They are both pretty fine, a difference of five to Midnight and five after, rather than night and day. It is still a fine experience and my favorite of the group. Don't drink it too warm. Room temperature is mostly too warm. The sweet spot for most tends to be 58-62 degrees Fahrenheit. These all come with a bar top cork, i.e., you can hold them indefinitely if you wish, barring cork problems, but they are not really intended to be aged. They, like pretty much all Tawnies, are considered ready to drink on release.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 95 Points (NV)
A superb wine, elegance and weight combined magisterially. It has all the right mature flavors, ripe fruit, intense marmalade and concentration. This is a wine with a great reputation, and the taste doesn't let that reputation down. Imported by Kobrand.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 92 Points (NV)
Concentrated flavors of dried apricot and golden raisin are matched to buttery notes, with pepper hints. Shows butterscotch details on the medium-length finish. Drink now.

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91
RP
90
WE
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97
RP
95
WE
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100
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93
RP
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WE
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RP
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