1963 Taylor

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uncle tom
Dow 1980
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1963 Taylor vintage port

Post by uncle tom » 12:46 Sat 06 Sep 2008

A lone bottle bought as part of a mixed lot of old bottles last year, and found to have a slight seepage issue.

Decanted last night - well and truly corked :(

But, nose aside, not too bad a drink, pale amber in the glass, not too aggressive, not too much fire - fading gracefully.

I would judge this to be a wine to drink rather than keep, I'm not sure it will retain its integration for many more years.

As this was a tainted bottle, no score offered.

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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RonnieRoots
Fonseca 1980
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Re: 1963 Taylor vintage port

Post by RonnieRoots » 12:51 Sat 06 Sep 2008

Pity that it was corked. It was one of one of my favourite ports that I drank last year. Such a beauty.

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Re: 1963 Taylor vintage port

Post by jdaw1 » 13:38 Sat 06 Sep 2008

I have half-a-dozen T63s remaining. Not improving, but not obviously in urgent need of drinking. One drunk on the first anniversary:
[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=15857]Here[/url] jdaw1 wrote:13:30 decantation. At D+0 I tested a tiny sample that had been used to prime the decanter and the washed bottle. Brick red, edging towards brown :990033:. Nose very spirity. Mouth also showing the spirit, which I hope fades, along with a brief flash of mint. Sweetness in the mid-palate, dry at the end, and no signs of big fruit. This bottle might be a little past its prime, but we shall see.
jdaw1 wrote:At D+6hr the same brick red. Nose has more red fruit and more sugar than earlier—a better wine. Still some heat in the mouth, lovely length, Taylor backbone, and much red fruit, and chocolate, agreed to be mousse rather than solid. The chef thought it leathery, but I didn’t concur.

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Re: 1963 Taylor vintage port

Post by uncle tom » 16:41 Sun 07 Sep 2008

A post-script is worthy here

At D + 0 and D + 24, the wine had the same, heavy, soggy cardboard, corked nose...

A day later, and the corked nose is still there, but is much less intrusive; also,.. the wine has developed some integration that gives me more hope for the future of untainted bottles.

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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