1955 Taylor

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DRT
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1955 Taylor (flawed bottle)

Post by DRT » 01:20 Sun 02 May 2010

Emergency pop-n-pour :nirvana:

This is one of three very dodgy and leaky bottles that I purchased recently for the equivalent of nothing.

Bottom shoulder fill in a strange brown Avery's embossed bottle. Decanted very cleanly. Very light colour but just a hint of red in what is otherwise a very mature golden tawny colour. Nose of toffee and oranges. Thick and viscous mouthfeel - very oxidated. Cadbury's Fruit and Nut taste with a little heat on the end and then very dry in the finish, which is very long and quite delicious.

This bottle is quite obviously bu88ered and not representative of what is stamped on the cork but it is surpirisingly pleasant to drink. My biased arithmetic tells me that I purchase this bottle for around £12 so I am certainly not disappointed :wink:

Most of it is going in the fridge for tomorrow and it will be interesting to see what it is like when given time to open up (or die).

Derek
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1955 Taylor (flawed bottle)

Post by Glenn E. » 01:56 Sun 02 May 2010

DRT wrote:This is one of three very dodgy and leaky bottles that I purchased recently for the equivalent of nothing.
Ah, so you traded it straight up for a 1975? :wink:
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Re: 1955 Taylor (flawed bottle)

Post by DRT » 01:57 Sun 02 May 2010

D+1hr 30min
I can now taste cigar smoke in the finish.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: 1955 Taylor (flawed bottle)

Post by DRT » 12:13 Fri 27 Aug 2010

The partner to this bottle was opened here.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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