Taylor 20-year-old Tawny
A complex, wood aged wine, this 20-year-old has a perfumed, dry style. Walnut and spice flavors blend together with the spirit and mature acidity. It’s rich, with just the right amount of age.
Rich, with a spicy nose, this offers flavors of fig, dried apricot, mango and ginger. Complex and elegant, delivering concentrated crème brûlée and tropical fruit notes that linger on the vibrant and buttery finish.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Tasted at Taylor’s tawny seminar in London. The 20-Year Old tawny is initially a little reticent on the nose, mellow and refined with scents of dried beeswax, dried apricot, cumin and dried fig. The palate is very fine with good weight: touches of allspice and cardamom on the entry, building nicely with firm structure hidden under a silky veneer. Very fine tannins with hints of walnut and smoke towards the insistent, slightly honeyed finish. Excellent. Tasted October 2010. (NM)
Wine & Spirits
Luscious with butterscotch, fig and golden honey flavors, this is a fragrant, jasmine-scented Porto. The finish is a rush of yellow fruit sweetness, soft and nutty, classical in its balance of freshness and age. Pour it with fresh almonds at the end of a meal.
Frosted bottle. Vegy, savoury, not that sweet and refined. Lots of fun. Silky smooth. (18/20 points)
Praise from Robert Parker: "It is my opinion that Taylor's tawny ports are the best of their type. When tasted against other tawnys, they all exhibit more aromatic personalities, greater fruit and ripeness, and a wonderful sweetness and length. Although I find the Thirty Year Old Tawny admirable, I prefer the richer, more vibrant Twenty Year Old Tawny." (02/1995)