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The Wine

Maynards 30 Year Old

92-93 Points - Mark Squires

"A bit hard and a little harsh on the end, it evolves a bit ion the glass and then shows off its best points - the amazing structure, the precision and focus... It is dry and persistent, otherwise exceptional."

RobertParker.com October 2016

Maynards 20 Years Old

 

91 points - Michael Godel

“Tawny Port from an average age of 20 big in caramel, nuts and dried figs. This is a refined, elegant and sprightly sweet Tawny with a long, long finish. Second thoughts go out to orange peel, anise and the right honourable oxidative notes of brilliant old wine. A cup of coffee in a halava shop while swinging in a rattan bassonette. Holidays in a glass. Drink 2015-2030.”
Tasted December 2015. WineAlign

91 points - David Lawrason

“This is a fairly deeply coloured tawny - very bright and almost glowing with a fire ember centre. The nose is intense with quite rich, lifted aromas of coffee, dried dates, walnut and toffee.  It's full bodied, sweet and hot, with some wood tannin and considerable coffee bean bitterness on the finish. Wanted a bit more elegance but it has loads of flavour. Excellent to outstanding length.”
Tasted December 2015. WineAlign         

The Reviews

A “Wow” Port Gift - informative, good looking & a ton of pleasure

This Port wine collection from Maynard's is a must buy this Holiday season. Only 300 units will be available online only!

The highlight of this collection, an exceptional 30 year old selection.

Exceptionally smooth, flavours of honey, chocolate & toffee

If you are a bargain-oriented shopper, this collection is an easy buy. Four, 200 mL bottles of award winning Port - Perfectly shareable, perfectly giftable.  

Very attractive packaging. Comparable Port collections retail for $299.95*

Maynard's 40 Year Old Tawny Port, NV

Gold Medal - International Wine Challenge 2016

​Mid-tawny. Clementine, walnut and mocha aromas. Sweet walnuts and earth spices. Rich mouthful finish, almost dry.

Maynard's 10 Year Old Tawny Port

90 points - Roger Voss/ Wine Enthusiast

"Rich, full-bodied wine is flavored with dry molasses as well as raisins. cut with acidity, it has a mature feel that is both ripe & at the end, dry, with a fragrant aftertaste." 

100 Years of Port Wine - Stack

$99.95

*Retail price of $299.95 is for set of 4 375ml Bottles

96 Points - Matt Steeves, quercusvino.ca

 

"Maynard's 100 Years of Port is perhaps the ultimate gift for any wine lover this holiday season. Beyond the attractive and functional packaging, that houses four 200ml glass bottles with resealable cork stoppers, the real excitement comes with the tasting of 100 years worth of Tawny. Starting with a 10 year Tawny, and increasing in decade increments where each Port has aged an additional 10 years in wood, to arrive at the remarkably complex, luscious and refreshing 40 year Tawny. Maynard's 100 Years of Port offers an incredible 'vertical' tasting experience that everyone will be excited to try, whether you're an aficionado or novice, these are simply delicious and guaranteed to be loved by all! Pair any of these with a wide range of dishes from Charcuterie to fruitcake to the sweetest dessert dishes you can imagine, Tawny Port makes you the MacGyver of perfect food pairings. At just under $100 (at the LCBO), this 800ml sleeve of premium Tawny Ports offers great value, as 30 and 40 year old Tawny Ports often sell for $100-$200 per bottle. Like any Tawny Port, once you open it you can take your time and enjoy it over a number of weeks or better yet treat your family and friends to a truly unique tasting over the holiday season.

 

Tasted November 2017. One of my top recommended holiday 'wine' gifts of the season."