2000 Taylor's - Vintage Port 750ml

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WA 98   RH 97+   IWC 95(+?)   WS 95   JR 17.5   Collector 96
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

Among the most saturated blue/purple/black-colored examples of the vintage, Taylor's 2000 tastes like a young vintage of Chateau Latour on steroids. Aromas of graphite, blackberry liqueur, creme de cassis and smoke jump from the glass. Spectacularly concentrated and enormously endowed, with sweetness allied to ripe tannin, decent acidity, and layer upon layer of fruit and extract, this is the leading candidate for the port of the vintage.

Drink Dates: 2010-2040
Author: Robert Parker

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For The Love of Port | Rating: 97+

Opaque ruby-violet color. Deeply extracted with sweet and concentrated blueberry and ripe boysenberry fruit with a back drop of chocolate. What’s not to love? This delivers on the palate with a fresh vibrancy that lends to superlatives. Huge tannins arrive in the later innings and lead to an enormous finish. Does young vintage Port really get any better than this? Enjoy during the rest of your years on earth and leave a few bottles for your great grandchildren to enjoy.

Author: Roy Hersh
Issue: Issue 32

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95(+?)

($81) Bright deep ruby. Brooding, complex aromas of cassis, minerals, graphite, licorice and damp earth; distinct hints of surmaturite. Dense, chewy and powerful, with a saline impression of extract. At once strong and seamless, with penetrating, youthfully primary black fruit flavors that really expand and reverberate in the mouth and on the very long, gripping finish. Exhilarating late note of dark chocolate. By no means a painfully backward Taylor, but structured to evolve for at least 25 to 30 years. (Kobrand, Inc., New York, NY)

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 106

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

Beautiful aromas of honeysuckle, violets, citrus and berries, plus hints of fresh herbs. Full-bodied and chewy, with refined tannins and a long finish. Lasts for minutes on the palate. An elegant, yet powerful and fruity style of young Taylor. 14,000 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2012+
Author: James Suckling

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Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17.5

Mid crimson. Floral (violet?) nose. Very luscious and lifted. All in the air rather than a dense or concentrated fruitiness. Ethereal and pretty dry. Not the most luscious. Medium length. Some tar and liquorice.

Drink Dates: 2022-2040
Author: Jancis Robinson

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Author: WinoGeorge
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 08/19/2012
Drink Dates: 2015-2020

0 of 1 people found this review useful.

Rating: 98
Author: Johnnymd
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 09/12/2014
Great, spicy with smooth rich fruit.

0 of 1 people found this review useful.

Rating: 98
Author: Toby Thomas
Trust Rating: 90
Tasted On: 02/27/2010

0 of 1 people found this review useful.

Rating: 95
Author: davinci68
Trust Rating: 76
Tasted On: 10/14/2008

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Rating: 95
Author: Anonymous Author
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 04/06/2009
Drink Dates: After-2012

0 of 1 people found this review useful.

Average rating: 95, based on 10 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

4548 bottles owned by 1184 collectors.

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About This Producer

The 300-year-old estate, home to some of world's finest Port, is located high up in the Duoro region of Oporto, Portugal. Relatives of the estate's original owners still control the vineyards today. Referred to as the "Latour of Port," Taylor's has been known for centuries as the premier shipper of superior Vintage Ports, Tawny Ports, and its signature Late Bottled Vintage Ports. Both the '92 and '94 vintages received 100 points from Wine Spectator, while the '94 also came in as the top wine of its year.

Wine Varietal: Port Blend

Port is a fortified wine produced in the Douro region of Portugal. To achieve a sweet, high alcohol final product, brandy is added to the fermenting juice, stopping fermentation while sugar is still present in the must. Although more than 80 different grape varieties are authorized in blending, only five make up the majority of Port produced, each adding a unique profile to the finished blend. "Port-style" wines are created the world over using a bevy of traditional and non-traditional varieties.

Touriga Nacional produces small, dark-skinned grapes with high tannins. These grapes give Port grip, body, and structure.

Touriga Francesca is thinner skinned, lighter in tannins than Touriga Nacional, and contributes fruit, aroma, suppleness and roundness.

Tinta Roriz (Portuguese name for Tempranillo) adds high sugar content, low acidity, color and fruit.

Tinta Barroca is known for producing wines of delicacy and finesse, with smooth velvety fruit. It brings sweetness and ripeness to the final blend.

Tinto Cao produces fine and complex wines. Unfortunately, its painfully small yields have reduced plantings to almost insignificant levels.

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