46. Taylor’s Vintage Port

Oporto, Douro Valley, Portugal 1997
  • Half Bottle £80.00
Founded in 1692, the house also owns Fonseca and Croft. Taylor’s are regarded as the benchmark for Vintage Port, blended only in vintage years from the firm’s own quintas or estates. Taylor’s also produce rare cask-aged ports from which its aged tawny ports are drawn. (taylor.pt) Average of all critic scores was 95, with Robert Parker’s 96 pts and his tasting notes that included these words “stunning aromatics…extremely full bodied… silky tannin…. spectacular concentration… multiple flavor levels… exquisite! (Rupert Brendon) 21% vol