1955 Taylor

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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1955 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 18:20 Sat 17 Dec 2016

The traditional Christmas Tasting was held in Tom’s pub.

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Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1955 Taylor

Post by flash_uk » 18:18 Thu 05 Jan 2017

40% opacity, nice and clear brown-orange. Tart raisins on the nose. Quick to heat, sharp and acidic. Burnt molasses, treacle.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1955 Taylor

Post by AHB » 22:10 Fri 06 Jan 2017

Red ochre in colour, 70% opaque. Nosing of meat juices and gravy with a hint of alcohol. Rather dry entry, poised and balanced. Very tertairy on the palate with lots of golden sultanas and raisins mixed with brown sugar and burnt toffee. Warm finish with a hint of tannin and a touch of chewiness. Lovely mature port, but very sweet. This was a mid-shoulder and seeping bottle. After an hour the port had fallen apart and developed a rather bad smell. 88/100. 15-Dec-16. Decanted 1½ hour.
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