1985 Taylor

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John Danza
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1985 Taylor Vintage Port

Post by John Danza » 16:53 Sun 21 Dec 2008

I had this wine yesterday at a friend's house. He had purchased it upon release and kept it in an excellent passive cellar. It was decanted 3 hours prior to service.

The wine was dark red with no evidence of browning, but I expect was losing color as Taylor is usually a pretty black wine when young. It was a little hot from the alcohol, which never really resolved. The flavors were sour cherries and very dark chocolate. It was a good port, but frankly seemed a little disjointed to me. Are there any issues with '85 Taylor that anyone knows of, or am I just reading something into this bottle that isn't there?

Have a Merry Christmas!

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RonnieRoots
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Re: 1985 Taylor Vintage Port

Post by RonnieRoots » 10:12 Mon 22 Dec 2008

No issues, other than that it has never been a spectacular bottle of port. The 1985 Taylor is decent, but doesn't live up to the normal Taylor standard.

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