1980 Taylor

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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1980 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 17:18 Sat 20 Feb 2010

Decanted 1pm; sampled 5¼pm. 75%ile opacity, fading from dark red in the centre to red-pink at the edge. Fine to behold. Nosing of red grape (SCP-DFF), cranberry (jdaw1 + SCP-DFF). Nose not very strong. To taste slightly dry, no heat, red fruit including both those in the nose. Very good port. My best ever T80.

Only seven more in Paris.

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Chris Doty
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Re: 1980 Taylor

Post by Chris Doty » 23:36 Sat 20 Feb 2010

Wow! I've had horrible luck with 80s Taylor (though it is generally better than the 83 and 85 efforts). One bottle left though, and suddenly I'm feeling optimistic again.

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Re: 1980 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 23:54 Sat 20 Feb 2010

Chris Doty wrote:Wow! I've had horrible luck with 80s Taylor
jdaw1 wrote:My best ever T80.
We aren’t disagreeing.

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Chris Doty
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Re: 1980 Taylor

Post by Chris Doty » 01:12 Sun 21 Feb 2010

Understood -- I am just happily surprised that at least someone has had a good experience with this effort -- and that my bottle may be enjoyable after all ::fingers crossed::

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WS1
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Re: 1980 Taylor

Post by WS1 » 20:34 Sun 21 Feb 2010

Chris, Julian,

I had recently also a very good bt Taylor 1980 at the Crusting pipe. This was their house vintage port after the Chruchill 1983 did not work out. They must had not a lot of bts since now the Port on offer is the Sandemann 1982.

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