1970 Taylor

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jdaw1
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1970 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 12:38 Wed 04 Nov 2009

Decanted at 12:30 following the decision in What port should I decant at lunchtime on Wednesday 4th November 2009, for me at home alone? Taylor 1970 or Kopke St Luiz 1970?.

Taylor 1970 at D+0. Bright red with a hint of pink, aka crimson. Nose has very little fruit, but plenty of that Taylor tannic signature. To taste like the nose, with big heat mid- to late-palate, that then rolls on and on. Very long, with plenty of well-melded acidity in the finish. Needs a few hours in the decanter.

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Re: 1970 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 18:29 Wed 04 Nov 2009

Forgot to say: very wet underneath the capsule, there being a few cubic millimetres of port there.

D+6hr: very sweet. The heat has gone. Great tannic structure bit like a Taylor really but not much fruit. Perhaps I can imagine strawberry, but not much. Medium weight of acidity, good length. Lovely, but not the best possible T70.

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