Made entirely from grapes grown on Taylor's own properties, Taylor's is one of the few houses that still produce a 40 year old Tawny Port. Tiny quantities of this wine are made. Decades of evaporation and aging in wood have concentrated this wine almost to an essence, producing intense and complex nutty and spicy aromas and a dense concentrated palate full of rich mellow flavour.
Neal Martin wrote in www.erobertparker.com
, "Pale mahogany core with a tawny rim. The nose has a generous nutty bouquet with semblances towards a Bual which ebb with time. Very fine definition, the nose opening up with time with a touch of antique furniture shop, honey, juniper berries, dried apricot and sloe. The palate has a peppery entry with touches of soy and Chinese 5 spice, expanding nicely across the mouth but maintaining focus. Its judicious oxidative elements impart potent walnut, smoke and red pepper flavours towards the mellow, understated sumptuous finish. Wonderful. 95 points.
I was fortunate to taste this wine in March 2017 and it is spectacular.