Taylor 2000 Vintage Port: Tasting Notes

This page provides an overview of my notes on the Taylor 2000 Vintage Port. Apologies if the notes are brief (or non-existent); they are mainly recorded for my benefit with public distribution being a secondary priority!

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The Notes

Tasting 1

Notes: Almost nothing on the nose; this is extremely closed down. In the mouth, a very little fruit, some rancio and a bit of peppery heat but the general sensation is of this wine being completely closed. Very poor drinking at the moment, hopefully with some time it will open up properly.

Tasted at: “Bring a Bottle”

Date: 6th May 2011

No rating.

Tasting 2

Notes: Very structured. Closed and tannic now. Needs more time.

Tasted at: BBR Port Walk 2017

Date: 24th November 2017

Rated*: P+

* A Note on Ratings

My rating system attempts to answer the question “is this a good Port?” one of three ways: N—No; P—Possibly; or C—Certainly. Ports generally are rated against others of their category. Therefore, a Ruby Port which I rate as C for Certainly good, might not be as good as a Vintage Port which receives the same rating. I sometimes modify my rating with a plus or minus indicating that the Port is better or worse than might be expected for this category.


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