1966 Taylor

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1966 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 19:18 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 1966.

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Re: 1966 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 04:32 Sat 18 Apr 2009

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Re: 1966 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 20:28 Sat 18 Apr 2009

T66 decanted 15:15. Much more translucent than the F of the same year, but still an entirely respectable brick red. However, far more astringent it might be better later in the evening rather than earlier. Re-sipping, the initial taste gives a waft of vanilla.

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Re: 1966 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 05:50 Sun 19 Apr 2009

T66: same colour as the ’48, and nosing of cherries. Soft entry, and then heat, with a hint of vanilla. Reasonable length, but nowhere near as big or full as the Fonseca of the same year.

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Re: 1966 Taylor

Post by g-man » 23:11 Sun 19 Apr 2009

Reddish dark brown, murky.

Bright red currants on the nose with a hint of slight minty orange? zest.

Milk chocolate covered cranberry/blueberry mix that's full on the mouth, but has a slightly watery finish going down.

Great entry, wish it had better finish. Again, that taylor spice.

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Re: 1966 Taylor

Post by RonnieRoots » 13:09 Sun 03 May 2009

Just like the 1963, this is slightly dusty on the nose, but it also has a lovely minty freshness. Very soft to taste, with ripe, dried figs, plums and raisins. Medium bodied, velvetty, and with a lovely mint / milk chocolate finish. I love the balance in this port. It's not a big burly port, but very, very nice. 94 points.

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Re: 1966 Taylor

Post by SushiNorth » 18:57 Wed 03 Jun 2009

More ruby colored than the dark 48 or 63, with lots of heat in the nose and "too harsh for its age." But it has a great mouthfeel, super slick, smooth and silky. Very chocolatey, more classic of taylor in that regard, and (per Mrs Roots) dried fruits. Well integrated. 95.
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