A vintage Port wine which manages to combine the massive structure and powerful fruitiness of the 2009 harvest with elegance, poise and finesse. A masterpiece of restrained power.
The nose opens on intensely concentrated black woodland fruit laced with raspberry and plum. Around this dense, fruity core, with its attractive vibrancy and minerality, is fragrant citrus blossom and scents of wild mint and lavender. Supported by a tight wrap of thick tannins, the palate explodes with concentrated ripe black fruit flavour.
"Blackish purple. Very rich, round and thrilling. Dense and pure. A bit of a schoolmaster in terms of straight back and firm structure. Very long, firm and thrilling - surely a long term bet with additional early charm, presumably from the exceptionally hot, dry vintage." 18 points, Jancis Robinson.
"Superbly controlled spice and black cherry fruit, tight and elegant, fresh as well as rich, top potential 2019-2049." Steven Spurrier, Decanter
Taylor's 2009 Vintage Port
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