Although best known for its legendary Vintage Ports, Taylor’s is also one of the most respected producers of tawnies. Taylor’s Tawny 20 Year Old is a magnificent, delicately made batch of old tawnies, produced in limited quantities. Selected red Port wines, produced in the eastern parts of the Douro Valley, including Taylor’s own estates, are aged in oak casks in Taylor’s cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia. There, the cool and humid climate allows for a gentle aging process, producing aromas of great complexity and delicacy. In the 20 Year Old Tawny, the fruit ends up being more velvety than in the 10 Year Old and the spicy and nutty aromas, given by aging, are more powerful and intense. It has an intense amber-yellow color. Opulent and voluptuous nose of complex spices, sweet and nutty aromas, hints of orange blossom and a delicate wood from the long period of aging in the cask. The palate is full of very rich and concentrated flavors and has a long, velvety finish.Ready to be consumed. It does not need to be decanted.
Accompaniment to many desserts, combines well with flavors of figs, almonds and caramel. Eexcellent to accompany a crème brûlée or a glass of strawberries.