Among the most saturated blue/purple/black-coloured examples of the vintage, Taylor's 2000 tasted like a young vintage of Chateau Latour on steroids. Aromas of graphite, blackberry, liqueur, crème de cassis and smoke jump from the glass. Spectacularly concentrated and enormously endowed, with sweetness allied to ripe tannin, decent acidity, and layer upon layer of fruit and extract, this is the leading candidate for port of the vintage.
Score: 98+, Robert Parker,
Wine Advocate (143), October 2002