1927 Taylor

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uncle tom
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Re: 189? Unknown

Post by uncle tom » 16:03 Tue 14 Oct 2008

After careful bleaching with concentrated hydrogen peroxide, the cork has now given up its identity..

It reads:

TAYLOR
VINTAGE
1927

- Oh dear..

Tom
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Re: 1927 Taylor (originally a mystery bottle)

Post by jdaw1 » 20:52 Tue 14 Oct 2008

Thanks Tom — thread re-titled.

1927 Taylor (originally a mystery bottle): Orange-hue pale tawny, nosing hot, and of sugar. Did I detect orange? Not sure. A nasty vegetable cloying sensation in the back of the throat. Late in the evening the back-palate found coffee.

Not good, and definitely not Cockburn.

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Re: 1927 Taylor (originally a mystery bottle)

Post by Simon Lisle » 22:06 Sat 18 Oct 2008

I feel terribly guilty for leading you all on(sorry)

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Re: 1927 Taylor (originally a mystery bottle)

Post by DRT » 16:25 Sat 25 Oct 2008

Slightly green colour. Spirity nose. Hot and very, very sweet.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: 1927 Taylor (originally a mystery bottle)

Post by SEAN C. » 19:33 Fri 31 Oct 2008

That was a 1927 Taylor?
Any chance you have a picture of the newly exposed cork?

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Re: 1927 Taylor (originally a mystery bottle)

Post by uncle tom » 08:26 Tue 04 Nov 2008

Any chance you have a picture of the newly exposed cork?
My camera is not up to capturing the detail, but I will bring it to the Xmas offline

Tom
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Re: 1927 Taylor (originally a mystery bottle)

Post by AHB » 17:18 Sun 07 Dec 2008

Simon Lisle wrote:I feel terribly guilty for leading you all on(sorry)
Simon - don't worry at all. We all had our suspicions since it was "Believed 1895" as the vintage and we all knew that Cockburn did not ship a port in 1895. However, it was well worth opening and seeing what the port turned out to be. Thank you for providing it.
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Re: 1927 Taylor (originally a mystery bottle)

Post by AHB » 17:18 Sun 07 Dec 2008

Very pale, the colour of brown sugar with a hint of green on the rim. Alcoholic on the nose and bringing a sensation of a lightly sparkling wine on the tongue. Harsh, acidic and unbalanced, but thickens considerably in the mouth. After 3 hours in the glass, the wine had improved and gained a little weight, but was still not an enjoyable wine. Not rated.
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Re: 1927 Taylor (originally a mystery bottle)

Post by John Danza » 02:39 Wed 17 Dec 2008

Sounds like a bad bottle. The 27 Taylor I had 2 years ago was fabulous, still medium red with some browning. Very balanced tannins and alcohol. It opened up in the decanter and you would have thought it was a 1963, it was that fresh. I've seen other notes about the 27 Taylor that are consistent with my experience. Sorry about your bottle! :crying:
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Re: 1927 Taylor (originally a mystery bottle)

Post by jdaw1 » 03:18 Wed 07 Jan 2009

Miguel Côrte-Real sent AHB some of his own notes on the various vintages, some obviously drafted in advance, some from the day itself.
Miguel Côrte-Real wrote:1896

Generic Information
A great classic year, shipped by all the houses

Tasting Notes
To me, when I first tasted the Cockburn nearly 50 years ago it was almost too big, dark and heavy. Most of the wines were drunk too early, during the First World War. (W.Fletcher 1978)

Other
The wine was exceptionally big and has lasted remarkably well. (W.Fletcher 1978)

MC-R notes
7/10

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