1977 Taylor

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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1977 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 16:30 Sun 29 Jan 2017

1977 Taylor (Magnum)
An oversize crowd—possible because the bottles were all Magnums and Tappit Hens—gathered on Wednesday 1st February 2017 at the Boot and Flogger, to taste these large-format 1977s.

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Dow 1980
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Re: 1977 Taylor (Magnum)

Post by flash_uk » 12:18 Thu 02 Mar 2017

30% opacity, warm red, very clear. Caramels on the nose. Clean ,smooth entry. Fruit and caramels, lovely balance, very mild heat in the finish. Lip licking sweetness. Great structure.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1977 Taylor

Post by AHB » 20:49 Sun 02 Apr 2017

Deep rose red colour, 70% opaque. Powerful on the nose with some heat on the edge around the sweet fruit. Fragrant and deleicate entry with some subtle overtones. The heat continues to show on the palate and the wine develops a lot of power and presence. A big and chewy mouthful which delivers a great fragrance. Huge aftertaste with lots of fruit almost masking the tannins. Great port. 94/100. Decanted 2½ hours.
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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