Taylor Fladgate 20 Year Tawny Porto

Total Wine & More, $46.99

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Aaron:  This is AWESOME!  It’s a little pricey for our wine blog (gift from a friend) but definitely worth it.  Super rich, smooth flavors with less raisin and prune flavors than most ports.  More traditional wine flavors with dark berries and a great oakiness.  The finish is gentle but still full.  This is exactly what I want, not syrupy but still flavorful and a brandy flavor without the brandy burn.  94 points

Teri: This bottle is worth the splurge. Most people think of ports’ tasting similar to liquid raisins. After being aged for 20 years, this port is smooth with beautiful flavors of blackberries and mild but not overpowering warmth. It drinks like a wine with smooth complexity and pairs beautifully with desserts and cheeses. Impress your dessert loving friends by bringing this bottle along! 93 points 


Osborne Tawny Port

Total Wine and More: $14.99

Teri: This is a great middle of the road port that is easy on your budget for the 750ml size. The flavors of molasses and raisin are smooth and rich with a nice finish without a bite (surprising for the 19.5% alcohol content). The overall port has a mellow sweetness but is not sugary or overly viscus. This would be a great bottle to take to a dinner party or share with friends with dessert, nice cheeses, or appetizers. 90 points

Aaron: I’m not a huge port fan but I would drink this again.  The flavor is much more raisin than jam but there was also much less “unnecessary” sweetness.  What I mean is that while nearly all ports require some sweet flavors, this did not go overboard.  That said, there was also a nearly overpowering brandy flavor at the onset.  This dissipated after an entire glass but the drinker should be warned.  Overall, the lack of syrupy flavor was a big plus for me and earned more points than most ports would. 89 point