Tasting Date: 12/7/2011
Varietal: Taylor Fladgate 10 Yr Old Tawny Port
Tasting Date Price: $29.99
Alcohol Content: 20.0%
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Visual Aspect: Deep brick colour with amber rim.
Nose: 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.
Palate: Smooth and silky on the palate and full of ripe figgy, jammy flavours which persist on the long finish
Food Pairing: Dessert wine
Winery Notes: Although best known for its legendary Vintage Ports, Taylor’s is also one of the most respected producers of aged tawny. This style of Port is fully matured in seasoned oak casks each holding about 630 litres of wine. Here, over many years of ageing, the wine gradually takes on its characteristic amber ‘tawny’ colour, slowly developing the complex mellow flavours and the smooth luscious palate which are the hallmarks of this style of Port.
Taylor’s blends its magnificent 10 year old tawnies from its extensive reserves of old cask aged Ports matured in the firm’s cool and tranquil cellars (known as ‘lodges’) in Oporto on Portugal’s Atlantic coast.
Taylor’s 10 Year Old Tawny is a superb example of the aged tawny style. Mellow and elegant, combining delicate wood notes with rich aromas of mature fruit, it is bottled for immediate drinking.It is the leading 10 Year Old Aged Tawny in the UK marketplace.