1980 Taylor

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jdaw1
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1980 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 21:56 Mon 15 Mar 2010

So Supreme Commander Port-Drinking Forces France has been away for a girls’ weekend (I suspect that my saying ‟I’m off for a girls’ weekend” would result in trouble). One of the two female friends is a sommelier, and for their return a Taylor 1980 was decanted through a coffee filter. At 1pm the decanter-priming sample was full of plummy fruit, but closed and needing time in the decanter.

At 9pm, the colour is full glorious red, 70% opaque. Fabulous mature port colour. Full and rich, almost Graham’s-level sweetness, and still that plum fruit. Heat late-palate. The sugar is beautifully embedded in the fruit. There is a very slight acridity in the mid-palate. Another winner from the lucky case of Taylor 1980.

The sommelier, Charity Anais, reports as follows:
Clear, free of sediment (post-filtration). Flaw: slight madeirised aroma. Colour garnet, with a watery meniscus, medium brick-red rim variation; medium concentration. On the nose medium intensity, bright and expressive, reminiscent of spice-cake and Christmas, fresh and toasted hazelnuts, fresh marcona almonds, dried-bing cherries, a hint of sultana-raisin and bright-ripe fig. Opens into toasted nutmeg and burnt saffron with a pot-pourri base. Palate: medium sweet, medium+ viscosity, medium+ acid. Flavour profile opens with ripe black plums, and dried bing cherries. Though the nose is fascinating, I digress, the palate leaves a bit to be desired. It is quiet, slightly burnt on the mid-palate with a bitter walnut finish.
AHB: eat your heart out.

Charity will be in New York from 1st May until 1st June, maybe even longer.

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Re: 1980 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 22:13 Mon 15 Mar 2010

Observe SCP-DFF’s fading interest in this TN.
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Writing the TN.
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Post by jdaw1 » 22:23 Mon 15 Mar 2010

SCP-DFF is losing interest.
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Re: 1980 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 23:27 Mon 15 Mar 2010

jdaw1 wrote:The sommelier, Charity Anais
She is now Charity Anais, who has an introduction thread.

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Re: 1980 Taylor

Post by mosesbotbol » 03:29 Tue 16 Mar 2010

I like the 1980 Taylor. Very under the radar port, especially in the green glass magnum. :)
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