Taylor Fladgate 20 Year Old Tawny Port

SKU #1151255 95 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark The aromas to this beautiful tawny port are saturated with burnt orange peel, caramel, candied fruit and hints of honey-coated nuts. Full-bodied, very fruity and dense with intense nut and mahogany flavors. Hints of sultanas, chocolate and coffee. Extremely creamy, long and flavorful. Delicious all the way. Better served slightly chilled. Inner quote mark (6/2019)

94 points Wine & Spirits

Outer quote mark A complex and satisfying Tawny, this sits on the cusp of maturity with freshness continuing to infuse its deepening flavors. That freshness arrives in bold scents of orange zest and juicy citrus flavors, while the maturity mellows those flavors into layers of Marcona almond, date and sweet oak-smoke notes. It finishes with a hint of schist in the tannins. For fruit and cheese at the end of the meal. Inner quote mark (12/2016)

93 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark On first taste, this was simply Taylor: big, concentrated and serious. It was all that and a bag of chips, but over a couple of day it also demonstrated far more elegance. It seemed arguably better balanced than the 10 year old Tawny this issue. Simply filling the mouth on first taste, this shows fine complexity for its age and it does everything else rather brilliantly. Succulent and inviting, it finishes with waves of concentrated flavors. The fruit remains lifted and and it has a bright, transparent feel. It is hard to resist, often seeming like a bit of an overachiever. It's not the best tawny Taylor's submitted this issue, but it might be the best intersection of quality and price. (MS) Inner quote mark (12/2015)

93 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark 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. (KM) Inner quote mark (2/2014)

91 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 20-Year Old Tawny (2017 bottling) has more complexity on the nose than the 10-Year Old: sage, red fruit, rosehip syrup and a touch of dried fig. The palate is medium-bodied with a lightly spiced entry, clove and white pepper mixed with a light curry note. There is fine harmony and elegance towards the finish with good depth and precision, completing just a great Tawny Port. (NM) Inner quote mark (6/2018)

Jancis Robinson

Outer quote mark Pale-medium tawny with a brick rim. Pot pourri and dried strawberry, with subtle, fudgy cakebread and cinnamon. Integral alcohol, sweet and savoury, with cakebread, cinnamon, toast and fudge over dried strawberry. Long and spicy, with just a touch of warmth. 17/20 points (TJ) Inner quote mark (3/2019)

K&L Notes

Port is one of the great classic wines of the world. The Douro Valley is a UNESCO cultural site for its historical significance. But Port has a problem: it is old-fashioned. The demand and market for sweet wines has dwindled. But do you know what is also old-fashioned? The holidays! There is no better wine that captures the season, and this Twenty-Year-Old Taylor exemplifies everything wonderful about tawny Ports. It is full, rich, deep, long, and complex. With its intense combination of wild berries balanced by a deep nutty tone, spice, caramel, chocolate, and array of dried fruits, this makes a wonderful complement to any gathering, or a delightful cocktail alternative at the end of a long, eventful day. What Robert Parker wrote, back in 1995, still holds today: "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."

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