Ripe, silky, dried red currant fruit is allied to flavors of raisins and nuts in this refined, elegantly structured wine, which shows a lush, mellow texture underscored by a fresh, cleanly defined acidity.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 94 points - Pale pink-brown hue. An inviting nose of caramel, leading to a palate of butterscotch, hazelnuts and dried apricots. Medium sweetness. Lovely. (Sep 15 2003)
Wine Advocate 93 points - This is a great, fresh, young style of wine, with figs and bitter marmalade flavors. There’s a touch of orange peel, a hint of vanilla and very ripe, delicious fruit.
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 a refined, clean finish. Tastes older than 10 years. Drink now. 20,000 cases made. –JS
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. The Ten Year Old Tawny is a personal favorite, as well as the best bargain among these ports. (Feb 1995)
91 POINTS - WE - This is a great, fresh, young style of wine, with figs and bitter marmalade flavors. There's a touch of orange peel, a hint of vanilla and very ripe, delicious fruit.