NV Taylor Select Reserve

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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benread
Martinez 1985
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NV Taylor's Select Reserve Port

Post by benread » 18:37 Fri 05 Dec 2008

Acquired for £2.19 in Asda in a 20cl bottle - I wanted to taste a reserve port. Screw top and no decanting necessary.

Just about transparent with a very dark ruby red colour. Very spicy nose, blackcurrants the only detectable taste. Very tannic.

Perfect;y acceptable - the kind of thing I might expect to find in a bar or pub!
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Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: Taylor's Select Reserve Port

Post by JacobH » 22:47 Fri 05 Dec 2008

benread wrote:Acquired for £2.19 in Asda in a 20cl bottle - I wanted to taste a reserve port. Screw top and no decanting necessary.

Just about transparent with a very dark ruby red colour. Very spicy nose, blackcurrants the only detectable taste. Very tannic.

Perfect;y acceptable - the kind of thing I might expect to find in a bar or pub!
I was given a bottle of this last year (Christmas, I think) and was pleasantly surprised by it (my original intention was to mull it or make hippocras). It’s certainly above par compared to many Ruby Reserve ports, though. For a more informative experience, you really want to try it the Armilar, at just £4.50 at your local Lidl!
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