1948 Taylor

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Forum rules
Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
Post Reply
User avatar
jdaw1
Taylor 1900
Posts: 19668
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

1948 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 19:17 Fri 17 Apr 2009

As part of the plan to drink JDAW’s US-located port, a tasting of Taylor, Fonseca, Warre was held on Saturday 18th April 2009 at Petite Abeille, 401 East 20th Street at First Avenue, NY 10010-7501.

Links:This thread is to hold tasting notes and comments on the Taylor 1948.

User avatar
jdaw1
Taylor 1900
Posts: 19668
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: 1948 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 04:32 Sat 18 Apr 2009

Image

User avatar
jdaw1
Taylor 1900
Posts: 19668
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: 1948 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 16:30 Sat 18 Apr 2009

Image

User avatar
jdaw1
Taylor 1900
Posts: 19668
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: 1948 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 21:33 Sat 18 Apr 2009

T48 decanted 16:30. Lovely red-brown colour, quite translucent, that would be entirely respectable in a nineteen-sixties port. Nose light, and devoid of fruit. To taste, tart cranberries. My guess is that this has been decanted at the right time. More anon.

User avatar
jdaw1
Taylor 1900
Posts: 19668
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Re: 1948 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 05:49 Sun 19 Apr 2009

T48: impressive colour! Still red, though mostly brown. Nosing rich with cranberry tartness. But to taste most of the fruit has gone, leaving behind a residual Taylor backbone of tannin and acidity. ‟Rather like a young Taylor 1900”, I wrote, hinting at more experience than I have. Perhaps simple, probably through age.

User avatar
g-man
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
Posts: 3339
Joined: 13:50 Wed 24 Oct 2007
Location: NYC
Contact:

Re: 1948 Taylor

Post by g-man » 23:14 Sun 19 Apr 2009

Dark reddish brown color like the t66.

Strawberries with a mix of menthol and wood, touch of nutmeg.

Loads of red cherry cola syrup
but it's got a fiery finish that coats the throat and burns, but not necessarily that enjoyable to start.

A few more time with air, (and 10 bottles later), this has picked up body and the fire has subsided a little and turns out to be quite an enjoyable port.

92.
Disclosure: Distributor of Quevedo wines and Quinta do Gomariz

User avatar
RonnieRoots
Fonseca 1980
Posts: 1963
Joined: 08:28 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: Middle Earth

Re: 1948 Taylor

Post by RonnieRoots » 12:56 Sun 03 May 2009

Although it's hardly possible to distinguish any colour due to the light in the restaurant (which was BTW a perfect venue otherwise), this port looked impressively dark. More brown than red though. A firey nose, with some rose hip and a hint of petal. A sweet entry, medium bodied with soft figs, maybe some cherries, and sweet molasses on the hot finish. A very good port, straightforward in style and perhaps slightly past its prime.

Later on the evening the fire was less noticeable, but as g-man suggests, this could very well be a consequense of our consumption. 92 points.

User avatar
SushiNorth
Morgan 1991
Posts: 1244
Joined: 07:45 Mon 18 Feb 2008
Location: New York, NY

Re: 1948 Taylor

Post by SushiNorth » 18:51 Wed 03 Jun 2009

Dark, with some dusky rose and a hint of brown. The nose is full of cranberries and orange and a little licorice. In the mouth it's firey and a little acidic, and the tannins are a bit rough halfway into the taste. However, the brown sugar, molasses, and mouthfeel make me write that it's "very nice" and score it a 96. A fine old wine.
SushiNorth
Image Port wine should perhaps be added -- A Trollope

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests