"A big and powerful young Port. Grapey, peppery, chewy '95 with lots of grip. Full- to medium-bodied, medium sweet, with a long, tannic, ripe fruit aftertaste. Best after 2006. 90 pts. - WS"
"93 Pts. WA. A sweet style of aged tawny, it has rich caramel flavors that combine with sultanas and almonds to give a ripe and generous wine. It has kept plenty of fresh fruitiness while moving towards wood aging."
"92 Pts. WS. Roasted sesame seed notes pervade the languid flavors of dried apricot, cherry paste and butter cream. Intense toffee accents show on the supple finish, with hints of Bourbon vanilla. A bit of a throwback, but distinctively rich and complex."
"An exceptionally fine old tawny blend, aged for an average of 10 years in oak casks. Elegant and smooth, combining delicate wood notes and rich mellow fruit, it is bottled for immediate drinking. Excellent with soft cheeses such as brie; and a superb dessert wine, particularly with dishes made with coffee or almonds, Taylor 10 Year Old Tawny is delicious served lightly chilled at the end of the meal."
"90pts-WE Although this famous name has produced quite a light 20-year-old, that lightness is more than made up for by the beautiful, smooth flavors, the taste of lemon jelly, dried apricots and peaches, and fine, fresh acidity."
"90 WS Pure and balanced, with candied ginger, dried apricot, citrus peel and dried apple flavors. The intense finish features mineral and spice, with notes of white chocolate. Drink now."
"92-95 WA Blackberry, Seville orange marmelade, blueberries, and dried fig - complex and quite compelling. There is a real minerality within this bouquet that, returning after 30 minutes, offers alluring ocean spray scents rolling in off the sea. The palate is medium bodied with a velvety smooth opening that belies the fine, structured tannins underneath."
"91+ Points - Antonio Galloni Deep garnet color with aromas of ripe stone fruit, tart strawberry and oak spice. The palate is medium to full-bodied with notes of sweet-tart cherry fruit, multi-layered, mineral, earthy, coated tannins, firm acid and a moderately long finish."
"95 Pts. WA. The 2007 Fonseca is maturing nicely, with a perfumed, high toned, rich bouquet of macerated black cherries, blueberry, creme de cassis and vanilla. The palate is very harmonious with plush dark cherry fruit, fresh fig, salted licorice and a supple, rounded, spicy finish that delivers wonderful purity and length."
"90Pts. Wine Spectator Fresh and grapey, with plenty of grip and power behind dark plum, chocolate and berry flavors that feature slate and pepper notes."