Vintage Port, Taylor’s 1994



With the onset of winter and various festive celebrations looming, now's the time most wine lovers turn their attention to Port. Richard Mayson picks his top 20 Ports from every style

A landmark vintage: the 1994s are just coming round to drink and promise a long life ahead (look out for ‘Expert’s Choice’ next month). Restrained aromas with ripe, plummy fruit just emerging. Full and sweet on the palate: well-defined plum and berry fruit backed by solid, ripe tannins with dark chocolate depth and concentration extending through the finish.
Price: £85-£128 Bordeaux Index, Hawkshead Wines, Hedonism, Lay & Wheeler, Mentzendorff, Slurp
Drink 2014-2050
Alc 20%