1983 Taylor

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Dow 1980
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1983 Taylor

Post by flash_uk » 20:30 Thu 02 Mar 2017

We gathered to see how the ports of five major houses from the early 80s were faring.

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Dow 1980
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Re: 1983 Taylor

Post by flash_uk » 22:30 Fri 10 Mar 2017

35% opacity, red, bronze rim. Sweetness then v mild heat in the finish. Red fruit, candy.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1983 Taylor

Post by AHB » 22:11 Sun 16 Apr 2017

Lightly coloured, a mature rose red; 30% opaque. An inviting nose of mature fruit and lovely sweet spices, with a slightly dusty hint. Sweet and modest body with a lovely texture and a delicious palate. Slightly herbaceous aftertaste, then a modest red licorice finish of good length. This is lovely, light and elegant with an impressive concentration of flavour. 89/100.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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