1960 Taylor

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Fonseca 1963
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1960 Taylor vintage port

Post by AHB » 21:28 Mon 11 Feb 2008

From Sean C's extensive cellar and decanted for 4½ hours before being drunk. Light in colour with a pale rim, slightly cloudy. A nose of dates and crushed eucalyptus leaves. Sweet, candied fruit stewed and steeped in syrup dominate the flavours when you take the first sip, a lovely thick texture and good balance. Hardly any tannins still show and the wine brings a great development in the mid palate. The aftertaste glows and lingers for a long time, long and full. A very good port from a vintage with a reputation for weak wines, this does not fit into that category and is a beautiful wine that it drinking at its peak. 7/6 or 91/100 and probably the surprise of the night. Drunk 8/2/08.
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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Post by Roy Hersh » 06:19 Tue 12 Feb 2008

Agreed. Not only the surprise of the night, but the best showing I've ever had with a T'60 and maybe of ANY 1960 I've tasted!

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Cockburn’s Special Reserve
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Post by SEAN C. » 07:19 Wed 13 Feb 2008

the 1960 Taylor :


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Cockburn 1900
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Taylor 1960

Post by jdaw1 » 15:34 Wed 13 Feb 2008

Light red, very translucent, fading to pink at the edge. Soft burnt nose (“ash†—RAH). Mid-weight, with heat fading and softness increasing with the passage of an hour. This Taylor my best-ever 1960: Uncle Tom score 9-8.

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