NV Taylor First Estate

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angeleyes
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NV Taylor First Estate

Post by angeleyes » 23:22 Sat 06 Mar 2010

EEK :shock:
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Re: NV Taylor First Estate

Post by DRT » 23:24 Sat 06 Mar 2010

angeleyes wrote:EEK :shock:
Ditto. This is a very weak attempt at a premium ruby and, IMHO, not worthy of carrying the Taylor brand.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: NV Taylor First Estate

Post by angeleyes » 12:40 Sun 07 Mar 2010

I hate to say this, but it has improved overnight. But the nose is not dissimilar to generic Aussie Shiraz, and the finish seems to end before it starts - it's a bit sudden! Then it starts to cloy. Still, I don't think it'd be a bad one to serve to non-port drinking friends-of-friends (while you sip at something rather better) :lol:
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Re: NV Taylor First Estate

Post by RonnieRoots » 12:48 Sun 07 Mar 2010

angeleyes wrote:EEK :shock:
Most to the point tasting note ever! :lol:

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Re: NV Taylor First Estate

Post by DRT » 19:30 Sun 07 Mar 2010

angeleyes wrote:I hate to say this, but it has improved overnight. But the nose is not dissimilar to generic Aussie Shiraz, and the finish seems to end before it starts - it's a bit sudden! Then it starts to cloy. Still, I don't think it'd be a bad one to serve to non-port drinking friends-of-friends (while you sip at something rather better) :lol:
I opened a bottle of this a few weeks ago and had the same first impression as you did. I then left the bottle sitting for about a month and found that it had softened considerably but was still not a nice glass of port. However, given that the people who buy this are likely to pop and pour immediately they will recieve that initial "EEK-factor" and are not likely to be impressed. What is most confusing to me is that this is produced by the same people who make Fonseca Bin 27, Croft Distinction and a range of excellent LBVs. This one just doesn't sit in the same league as any of those for me and I can't think of any good reason why it shouldn't be able to.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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