1955 Taylor

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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1955 Taylor vintage port

Post by AHB » 00:17 Sat 20 Dec 2008

Ruby centre, redcurrant jelly on the nose - a huge bouquet that lifts sweetly out of the glass. Surprisingly hollow when it first enters the mouth and takes a long time to deliver. But when it does - wow! What a combination of flavours and complexity. There is the typical Taylor burn when you swallow, but this fades quickly and leaves a long and powerful aftertaste. A very big wine, impressive today and with many years ahead of it. Probably the best overall port at the Third TPF Christmas Offline. 92/100.
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Graham’s 1948
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Re: 1955 Taylor vintage port

Post by DRT » 09:34 Sat 20 Dec 2008

Very red - fabulous nose - thick, chewy with tons of red fruit and still tannic. Brilliant!!
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1955 Taylor vintage port

Post by uncle tom » 20:55 Sat 20 Dec 2008

Classic Taylor - a bit of a beast - pipped by the SW47 and 1908 for top wine IMO

Tom
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Re: 1955 Taylor vintage port

Post by JacobH » 22:40 Sat 20 Dec 2008

uncle tom wrote:Classic Taylor - a bit of a beast
I completely agree, though my palate struggled to change gear from the other, more delicate, Ports we were drinking to this one. One to revisit in a decade or so’s time!
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