1980 Taylor

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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DRT
Graham’s 1948
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1980 Taylor

Post by DRT » 10:32 Tue 20 May 2008

Last edited by DRT on 23:16 Thu 29 May 2008, edited 1 time in total.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Post by jdaw1 » 09:45 Fri 23 May 2008

Decanter #4: a glorious red like #8, the OBV. Nosing oddly of coffee, and tasting even more strongly of coffee. I knew this was not Fonseca as the F-plan 1980 lacked the Fonseca signatures, but that left me entirely unsure what this was.

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Post by DRT » 22:43 Thu 29 May 2008

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=15066#15066][b]Here[/b][/url] AHB wrote:
Taylor 1980
A clear red, attmepting but failing to be a dark red, with a transparent centre. Fresh parsley on the nose but a swirl brings sweet redcurrant fruit. Very sweet in the mouth, lovely and soft. Wonderful mid-flavours with so much fruit coming through on the tongue. Very long aftertaste that coats the tongue so beautifully. This port is probably now at the start of its plateau of maturity. A super port. 8/9 or 93/100.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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mosesbotbol
Warre’s Otima 10 year old Tawny
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Post by mosesbotbol » 14:23 Mon 02 Jun 2008

Had this over the weekend in magnum format. Still showing fruit and not as powerful as other Taylor vintages. Well balanced. This is just the beginning for this vintage.

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Dow 1980
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Post by uncle tom » 11:45 Tue 03 Jun 2008

My note:

Underwhelming, and rather 'Portuguese' in character. Not bad, but not Taylor's finest hour.

Tom
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly - W.S. Churchill

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