100 points--James Suckling
Taylor Fladgate is considered the Rolls Royce of Port producers, consistently producing top quality port wines year after year. What struck me first with the 2016 Taylor’s port were the enticing floral and herbal aromas. On the palate, the Taylor’s port was slightly lighter and less sweet than many of the others we tried and offered complex flavors of licorice, spice and forest underbrush to balance the sweet dark berry fruit. I particularly loved the firm tannic structure giving this port backbone and texture.