Taylor’s 10 Year Old Tawny is a superb example of an aged tawny port, made from selected red ports grown in the best vineyards of the Cima Corgo and Douro Superior. The individual wines are laid down to age in oak casks of about 630 litres capacity for an average of 10 years, during which time they lose their initial dark purple-black colour and take on the delicate “tawny” hue from which the wine takes its name.
Mellow and elegant, combining delicate wood notes with rich aromas of mature fruit, Taylor’s aged tawnies are bottled for immediate drinking.
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, February 1995
“It is my opinion that Taylor’s tawny ports are the best of this type. When tasted against other tawnies, they all exhibit more aromatic personalities, greater fruit and ripeness, and a wonderful sweetness and length. The 10 Year Old Tawny is a personal favorite as well as the best bargain among these ports.” 93 points.
James Suckling, Wine Spectator, September 2003
“A refined and subtle Port. Outstanding. Lovely aromas of flan, caramel and egg custard with a hint of toffee. Medium bodied with a light sweetness and refined, clean finish. Tastes older than 10 years.” 91 points
Licensed & Catering News, September 1999
“Taylor’s 10 Year Old is a superb example of an aged Tawny port made from carefully selected, concentrated, full red ports grown in class “A” vineyards of the Cima Corgo and Douro Superior.”
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.
Taylor’s 10 Year Old makes a delicious dessert wine, and combines particularly well with flavours of almonds, berry fruit or dark chocolate. It can also be enjoyed as an accompaniment for rich, blue veined cheeses. It is excellent at the end of the meal, as a crowning moment of an enjoyable evening, served on its own or with a plate of walnuts or roasted almonds. It benefits from being served slightly chilled, particularly in warm weather.