2000 Taylor Vintage Port

SKU #1002483 98 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark 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. (NM) Inner quote mark (7/2011)

96 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark This was perhaps the most prototypically 'Taylor' wine of the vertical, with complex floral and spice aromas backed by firm, black cherry and berry fruit. The fruit is fresh and almost crunchy in character, underscored by solid tannins and a long, dusty finish. Immense power combines with intricate nuance and a supremely ageworthy structure. Hold. (JC) Inner quote mark (2/2007)

95 points Int'l Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Brooding, complex aromas of cassis, minerals, graphite, licorice and damp earth; distinct hints of surmaturite. Dense, chewy and powerful, with a saline impression of extract. At once strong and seamless, with penetrating, youthfully primary black fruit flavors that really expand and reverberate in the mouth and on the very long, gripping finish. Exhilarating late note of dark chocolate. By no means a painfully backward Taylor, but structured to evolve for at least 25 to 30 years. (ST) 95+ Inner quote mark (1/2003)

95 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Fresh and sleek, with cassis, cherry paste and linzer torte flavors that drive along nicely, picking up red licorice, alder and briar notes along the way. The anise- and spice-infused finish has focus and energy. This is rock-solid and nearly at peak. (JM, Web-2021) Inner quote mark

94 points John Gilman

Outer quote mark The 2000 Taylor is a classic in the making. The bouquet displays typical Taylor reticence in its complex blend of cassis, black cherries, plums, tar, bitter chocolate, black pepper, earth and violets. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, deep and structured, with a rock solid core of fruit, firm tannins, excellent acids, and a very long, very primary finish. The grip here is classic Taylor- firm, uncompromising and built to age gracefully for at least fifty years. This is a great vintage of Taylor in the making. Inner quote mark (1/2007)

K&L Notes

98 points Robert Parker for Wine Advocate upon release: "Among the most saturated blue/purple/black-colored examples of the vintage, Taylor's 2000 tastes like a young vintage of Chateau Latour on steroids. Aromas of graphite, blackberry liqueur, creme de cassis and smoke jump from the glass. Spectacularly concentrated and enormously endowed, with sweetness allied to ripe tannin, decent acidity, and layer upon layer of fruit and extract, this is the leading candidate for the port of the vintage." (10/2002)

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