1975 Taylor

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DRT
Graham’s 1948
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1975 Taylor

Post by DRT » 18:53 Sat 04 Jul 2009

Stood up and immediately uncorked very successfully at 18:45. Not yet decanted as my funnel did not make it back from the front line last weeked so I will have to allow it to rest for a while to allow the expected huge sediment to settle.

Wish me luck. I have a feeling I may be taking one for the team here :shock:
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: 1975 Taylor

Post by Andy Velebil » 19:56 Sat 04 Jul 2009

so much for no Port for awhile :lol: :lol:

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Re: 1975 Taylor

Post by DRT » 22:32 Sat 04 Jul 2009

Andy V wrote:so much for no Port for awhile :lol: :lol:
I didn't have any Port on Wednesday!!! :lol:
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1975 Taylor

Post by AHB » 22:42 Sat 04 Jul 2009

Andy V wrote:so much for no Port for awhile :lol: :lol:
I was really good. I didn't have any port between sunrise Tuesday and sunset Thursday!
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Re: 1975 Taylor

Post by uncle tom » 00:21 Sun 05 Jul 2009

I got back Wednesday night, and didn't drink any port at all on Thursday or Friday..

..I was on some old Fino sherry instead.. :P

Tom

PS: Good dry sherry out of the fridge is quite nice on a night that is too hot and sultry for VP
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Re: 1975 Taylor

Post by DRT » 12:06 Sun 05 Jul 2009

Back on topic...

Surprisingly red with a hint of pink, and quite dark, although fully translucent. Sweet cherry nose. A nice weight with strawberry, anicede and spice but the fruit has dried out. Lots of heat in the mid-palate but then a long sweet finish.

Not great but by no means undrinkable and not yet at the stage where you would need to obliterate these from your cellar in a hurry.

Derek
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Re: 1975 Taylor

Post by mosesbotbol » 16:10 Thu 09 Jul 2009

It's a hotter vintage from Taylor and I does not have the power or spice of their better vintages. If you didn't break the bank on the bottles, it's decent at best. Nothing to write home about.
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