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75% opaque, paling at the rim. Very 'Taylor' on the nose, with fire and spice, reminding me instantly of the nose on a 1963 Taylor that I had about twenty years ago. In the mouth very long, classic Taylor more-power-less-fruit, but with a very pretty note of fig. I thought early in the tasting that it was very good port, but not my thing; however, the fruit grew substantially in the glass over three hours; my ultimate conclusion was that I should come back in a decade to see whether it has become my thing.
Good solid colour. I admit I don’t really get Taylor. Well, maybe I do but maybe I don’t appreciate the house style as much as others. The nose is not particularly giving and not helping you know what to expect. But boy does it hit the palate with a bang. Dense, minerally blueberry fruit – quite precise and intense yet not so expansive or open as you’d like. Typical power and grip with a long finish. I might come to fully appreciate this in time, but it will have to soften up and match that power with a broader mouthful to suit my tastes.