N.V. Taylor Fladgate 10 Year Old Tawny Porto

Year: N.V.
Appellation: Oporto
Country: Portugal
Wine Spectator: 90
Wine Enthusiast: 90
Fortified Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 20.0%
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"Snappy, with plenty of ginger and glazed citrus notes to the dried cherry, plum and raspberry flavors. Features loads of chocolate and spice on the long, lush finish, with hints of white pepper. Drink now. 10,000 cases imported." (WS)

"Still retaining its fruitiness, this smooth aged tawny offers red-fruit and caramel flavors, layered with notes from wood aging. Drier than some aged tawnies, it has a smoky character to go with its ripe feel. -R.V. (6/1/2012)" (WE)

Winery Notes:
Although best known for its legendary Vintage Ports, Taylor’s is also one of the most respected producers of aged tawny. This style of Port is fully matured in seasoned oak casks each holding about 630 litres of wine. Here, over many years of ageing, the wine gradually takes on its characteristic amber ‘tawny’ colour, slowly developing the complex mellow flavours and the smooth luscious palate which are the hallmarks of this style of Port.

Taylor’s blends its magnificent 10 year old tawnies from its extensive reserves of old cask aged Ports matured in the firm’s cool and tranquil cellars (known as ‘lodges’) in Oporto on Portugal’s Atlantic coast.

Taylor’s 10 Year Old Tawny is a superb example of the aged tawny style. Mellow and elegant, combining delicate wood notes with rich aromas of mature fruit, it is bottled for immediate drinking.

Deep brick colour with amber rim. Rich and elegant nose combining aromas of ripe berry fruit with a delicate nuttiness and subtle mellow notes of chocolate, butterscotch and fine oak wood. Smooth and silky on the palate and full of ripe figgy, jammy flavours which persist on the long finish.