This seductive, silky wine balances discreet dried red fruit and fig flavors with pronounced aromatic notes of nuts, praline and mocha in a luxuriant texture underscored by a refined acidic backbone.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 91 points - Pale pink-brown hue. Toffee, cumin-spice and a little rancio on the nose. Sweetness is balanced by lifted acidity. Dried fruits and nuts on the palate. (May 2012)
Wine Spectator 92 points - Very rich and elegant, this is loaded with flavors of dried apricot, butterscotch and white chocolate. The long and zesty finish is filed with smoke and toffee.—K.M. (May 2 2012)
Wine Advocate 92 points - 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. (Feb 1995)
Wine Enthusiast 90 points - Although this famous name has produced quite a light 20-year-old, that lightness is more than made up for by the beautiful, smooth flavors, the taste of lemon jelly, dried apricots and peaches, and fine, fresh acidity. (Aug 2006)
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Magnificent and finely-balanced tawny of outstanding richness and complexity with rich, raisiny fruit and a nutty, honeyed finish. This port is traditionally enjoyed as a dessert wine.