1963 Taylor

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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1963 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 22:14 Tue 22 Nov 2016

A few of us gathered in the B&F to do the obvious, sighted. Perhaps a photograph of the glasses will be used on the cover of The Book.

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Re: 1963 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 20:21 Sat 26 Nov 2016

T63. Bought Sotheby’s auction #5611, 23 November 2005, lot 20 being 9 bottles of T63: £780 hammer; £917.48 invoice. Lovely red, hint cloudy, 50% opaque. Full with lots of red fruit. Heat early palate. Grade-A mature Port.

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Re: 1963 Taylor

Post by PhilW » 13:09 Wed 30 Nov 2016

Slightly muddy in appearance, red/brown colour and notable sediment in glass. Strong flavour, slightly hot, with light sherbet edge. Good, but not great.
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Re: 1963 Taylor

Post by AHB » 08:12 Wed 04 Jan 2017

Brick red appearance, 60% opaque. A lovely stewed-fruit nose with lots of gentle rhubrb giving a sweet and sour impression - very lively. Cinnamon and mace on the palate, making the mature and slightly leathery fruit much more interesting but there is a fierce heat on the late palate and the aftertaste, but the finish is very fine and slightly chewy with rounded soft toffees and caramel mixed in with the spiced fruits. 90/100. Decanted 4 hours.
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