Opaque, purple black colour with a narrow violet rim. Characteristically stylish and racy, with a nose of dense black...Read more...
[Barrel tasting] This is solid and powerful, with the dense mouthfeel of a big and rich young Port. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long fi... Read more
The 2003 vintage surrounds Taylorrsquo;s classically hard-core iron grip with fruit thatrsquo;s generous, succulent and rich. The aromas of violets... Read more
Bright, saturated ruby. Vibrant, pure aromas of blackberry, violet and bitter chocolate. Juicy, minerally, precise and penetrating, but quite prima... Read more
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[Barrel tasting] This is solid and powerful, with the dense mouthfeel of a big and rich young Port. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long finish. Very tight and muscular. Almost 95ndash;100. I expected a little more, but it could turn out even better after bottling.
The 2003 vintage surrounds Taylorrsquo;s classically hard-core iron grip with fruit thatrsquo;s generous, succulent and rich. The aromas of violets and spice seem to rise out of a blast of black rock, the muscular tannin inseparable from the fresh fruit. Though the ripeness and richness of the vintage tends to blur many of the distinctions among the best Ports, the relatively dry style of Taylor stands out, the extreme power of its structure bringing to mind a wrought iron fence stretching off into the distance. Winemaker David Guimaraens describes 2003 as a concentrating year, and points to 1966 as a parallel to the vintage. Likely the longest lived of the rsquo;03s, this should be drinking best from 2033 through 2055, then mature into a firm old age for decades after.
Bright, saturated ruby. Vibrant, pure aromas of blackberry, violet and bitter chocolate. Juicy, minerally, precise and penetrating, but quite primary and unevolved today. Shows strong but integrated acidity and a tight kernel of fruit. Best today on the slow-building, rising, aristocratic finish. But today the winersquo;s tannins are less obvious than its acids. This seems distinctly less ripe and chewy that the great 2000 Taylorrsquo;s but itrsquo;s still extremely unevolved. Latour-like in its structure and reserve.
Inky purple in color, this youngest Taylor vintage Port boasts a floral, wonderfully open and appealing bouquet, backed by layers of rich fruit. What makes this wine extra special is the seductive texture mdash; somewhere between creamy and syrupy mdash; and ample length. Hold.
This was perhaps the prototypically ldquo;Taylorrdquo; 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.
This is rather flashy for Taylor, with plenty of upfront appeal to its floral, spicy aromas and gobs of fruit. Itrsquo;s very lush and soft on the palate, almost overloaded with blackberries and plums, then firms up and begins to show that Taylor reserve on the dusty finish. Hold.
Among the most saturated blue/purple/black-colored examples of the vintage, Taylorrsquo;s 2000 tastes like a young vintage of Chacirc;teau Latour on steroids. Aromas of graphite, blackberry liqueur, cregrave;me 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. Anticipated maturity: 2010ndash;2040.
"This is a giant of a wine lurking behind fresh flowers and ripe fruit. Starts off in a friendly way, then takes hold of the palate, with intense blueberry and blackberry fruit and chewy yet fine tannins. Mouthpuckering, but impressively complex and long. Really kicks in on the finish. The best Taylor since 1994...96" WS 05/10 "Bright, deep ruby. Superripe but youthfully clenched aromas of kirsch, blueberry, black licorice, smoke and minerals. Densely packed, suave and thick; has the texture of liquid velvet but urgent minerality gives it outstanding energy and a light touch. Best today on the slow-building, firmly tannic, spicy, palate-staining finish, which shows more grip and thrust than the Vargellas....As usual, this should be among the longest-lived wines of the vintage...94(+?)" IWC 1/10
Opaque, purple black colour with a narrow violet rim. Characteristically stylish and racy, with a nose of dense blackcurrant and woodland fruit overlaid with discreet herbal nuances and scents of violet and rose petals. As usual the classic Taylor elegance and understatement conceal the wine’s energy and vigour. On the palate it displays the lean, sinewy and tightly knit tannins which are so much a feature of the Taylor style and the vibrant and clearly delineated fruit flavours and which are the hallmark of the 2007 vintage.
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