99 points Wine Enthusiast: "This is very much in the mold of the 1992--maybe slightly less rich but just by a whisker. It’s dense without being heavy, with a beautifully spice-filled and long finish. Flavors of chocolate, mint and plum pudding linger elegantly for a few seconds longer than the ’92. Hold. (Feb 2007)"
97 points Robert Parker: "When tasting young vintage ports, Taylor is always the most backward. Yet potentially, it has the capability to be the most majestic. This classically made, opaque purple-colored wine is crammed with black fruits (blueberries and cassis). It reveals high tannin and a reserved style, but it is enormously constituted with massive body, a formidable mid-palate, and exceptional length. It is a young, rich, powerful Taylor that will require 10-15 years of aging. Compared to the more flashy, forward style of the 1992, the 1994 has more in common with such vintages as 1977 and 1970. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2045. (Oct 1996)"
96 points (19/20), Decanter: "A landmark vintage: the 1994s are just coming round to drink and promise a long life ahead. 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. Drink: 2014-2050. Alcohol 20%. (Dec 2014)"
19/20 points Richard Mayson (The World of Fine Wine): "Nothing to separate the color from the above, apart from very slight browning on the rim. Lovely, tight-knit cedarwood character, not as expressive as the Graham at this stage. Fine, focused bittersweet fruit, dark-chocolate intensity, tight knit; very powerful and impressive. Needs at least another five years before broaching. (Issue #33; 2011)"
'50 Star Buys of 2015,' Decanter: "Aromas of dried flowers, roasted fruit and peppery hints. Some oxidative notes linger on the palate with a tang of alcohol. It's angular but still showing well. Drink: 2016-2030. Alcohol 20.5%. (Jan 2016)"
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