1994 Taylor

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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winesecretary
Fonseca LBV
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Re: 1994 Taylor

Post by winesecretary » 16:12 Wed 12 Jun 2019

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.

NickA
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Re: 1994 Taylor

Post by NickA » 21:47 Wed 12 Jun 2019

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.

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flash_uk
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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Re: 1994 Taylor

Post by flash_uk » 14:53 Thu 13 Jun 2019

75% opacity, dark red. rich, dark fruits on the nose, with leather and spice. Big, rich full mouthfeel. Spice and tannin, then dark black fruits, chocolate. Big soft tannin all along the palate.

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jdaw1
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Re: 1994 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 17:50 Thu 15 Aug 2019

T94. Dark red, 60% opaque. Palate big and dry; lovely; grit; sweetness. Liked.

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