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Taylor's Vintage Port 2000

Your Price: $84.50

Producer: Taylor's
Optimum drinking: 2016-2040
Rating: 98+ - eRobertParker.com
Grape varieties: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Barroca, Touriga Franca
Winemaker: David Guimarãens
Appellation: D.O. Douro, Portugal
Bottle report: Excellent condition overall

2000 was an excellent Port vintage, one of the very best in decades, with perfect harvest conditions resulting in grapes packed with rich fruit and tannin.

Taylor's vintage ports are renowned for their massive structure, concentration of flavour and distinctively masculine style. Taylor's Port is also renowned for being amongst the longest lived of all ports.

Taylor's, which remains an independent family-run business since its inception around 300 years ago, is also the market brand leader. It is one of the earliest shippers to acquire vineyards to produce the wine themselves, rather than merely buying from winemakers and then maturing it, thus ensuring a name synonymous with quality.

"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." eRobertParker.com

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).

Taylor's Vintage Port 2000