Taylor Fladgate 20 Year Old Tawny Port, Douro Valley, Portugal

Alcohol/Volume: 20%

Review: An opulent and smooth Tawny Port made by one of the oldest Port houses. Visually, it has hues of amber with bright cherry reflections. On the nose, there are rich aromas of buttery caramel, dates, fruitcake, and sweet decomposing autumn leaves with wood notes and hazelnut.

On the palate, there’s a pleasant balance of sweet and tart with concentrated flavours that include burnt caramel, rich and buttery date squares, dried Montmorency cherry, dried apricot, marmalade, and a slightly bitter hazelnut finish. The flavours linger.

Tasted March 2019.

Wine-Food Pairing: Pair with blue cheese, sharp cheddar or with salty sharp Italian cheese. If served with cheese, a raisin or dried fruit chutney would be a tasty addition. This type of Port makes such a good pairing with ooey-gooey dark chocolate brownies drizzled in a buttery caramel sauce.

Score: 93

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