1985 Taylor

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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flash_uk
Dow 1980
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1985 Taylor

Post by flash_uk » 20:32 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: 1985 Taylor

Post by flash_uk » 22:33 Fri 10 Mar 2017

65% opacity, warm dark red. Big fruit on the nose. Smooth, big, full, syrupy, sweet, great balance and structure. Red fruits. Really great port. My WOTN, if more T85 turn out like this, it will rival F85 for my affections!

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1985 Taylor

Post by AHB » 22:12 Sun 16 Apr 2017

Mature red appearance with a rose coloured rim; 50% opaque. Ripe, mature and attractive spiced fruit nose, like raisins soaked in rum. Sweet entry, with lots of sweet fruit, hints of tannin and lovely fresh acidity. A lingering delicious icing sugar and raspberry finish. Sweet and sticky port that is drinking very well. 90/100.
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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