1963 Taylor

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jdaw1
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1963 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 20:52 Mon 09 Apr 2018

In a bottle of Fonseca 1963 was a question rather than a certain answer:
jdaw1 wrote:
13:45 Sat 17 Feb 2018
Are the 1963s coming into their second wind?
Recognising that this scientific question needed scientific experiment, a round dozen of us gathered to test some 1963s.

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Re: 1963 Taylor

Post by PhilW » 09:54 Thu 12 Apr 2018

A delicious bottle in excellent condition. Full and well balanced with plenty of backbone, quite sweet with red cherries; not quite typical Taylor, but a delicious bottle in excellent condition. Clearly WOTN for me, and for the group was WOTN jointly with the Croft.
Rating: vg/ex

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Re: 1963 Taylor

Post by flash_uk » 11:11 Fri 13 Apr 2018

35% opacity, red, brown rim. Cherries and candy in the nostrils. Soft entry, dryness quite quickly, fruit prominent mid palate, long finish, gentle heat late on. Others thought this on a par with the Croft or better. I didn't get that same impression. Maybe my glass was a bit duff. That, or I was unfairly judging this bottle against memories of much better T63 in the past.

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Re: 1963 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 17:58 Sun 30 Dec 2018

T63, bottled by Corney and Barrow. Glorious red, 50% opaque. Palate of red cherry, and soft texture. Not the giant it once was, but lovely balance and very long.

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