1977 Taylor

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1977 Taylor

Post by AHB » 21:03 Sun 22 Oct 2017

On 11th May 2017 Taylor Fladgate held a dinner in the New Armoury of the Tower of London to celebrate their 325th anniversary. Two ports were served at the dinner, one was this — from an imperial. The other was the Taylor 325 Anniversary Tawny port.

Deep red with a brick edge to it. Gentle nose of soft strawberry jelly with just a hint of eucalyptus. Mature fruit shows on the palate, sweet and plentiful but with a youthful dryness and ghosts of the tannins which once dominated this port. Late on the palate comes more red jelly and red licorice. The aftertaste is dry and full of alpine strawberry. The finish lively and spiced, showing dry licorice root and hints of tannins; great length. 93/100.
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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