1980 Taylor

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Dow 1980
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1980 Taylor

Post by flash_uk » 20:24 Thu 02 Mar 2017

We gathered to see how the ports of five major houses from the early 80s were faring.

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Dow 1980
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Re: 1980 Taylor

Post by flash_uk » 22:20 Fri 10 Mar 2017

35% opacity, warm red, amber rim. Lovely sweetness, tannic, wonderful long aftertaste of oranges! More evolved than many on show in this tasting, but a very nice port to sip.

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Re: 1980 Taylor

Post by AHB » 22:08 Sun 16 Apr 2017

Mature red appearance, a lovely glowing ochre colour, 30% opaque. Pleasant and attractive on the nose - which is rather gentle - with sweet spiced fruit. Sweet and rounded texture on entry bringing flavours of gently spiced cocktail cherries. Somewhat light in flavour but a nice acidity supports the palate. A flash of cinnamon appears on the aftertaste and a bit of heat leads to a gentle licorice root finish. 80/100.
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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