1935 Taylor

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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1935 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 08:27 Fri 07 May 2010

Port from General Election years, in The Crusting Pipe, on the occasion of the May 2010 general election.

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angeleyes
Quinta do Noval LBV
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Re: 1935 Taylor

Post by angeleyes » 16:18 Fri 07 May 2010

Lovely tawny colour. Slightly nutty nose but had a lovely woody smokiness. Raisins, marzipan and peel in the mouth, there's heat and spice which fades to an extremely long nutty finish. If tasted out of the context of the evening I'd've probably said this was a moderately aged (20-30 years) tawny port or colheita. Not my favourite of the night, but certainly the most interesting.
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Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1935 Taylor

Post by AHB » 08:36 Sat 08 May 2010

Russet brown, with a very light centre and a pale rim; looking as though it will be in its tertiary phase. Alcoholic on the nose, with a hint of rubber. Toffees all over the entry, then sweet redcurrant and some dryness on the edge of the tongue. Spicy acidity and lots of honey flavours on the palate. Brown sugar finish, long and full of walnuts. Unbelievably long finish.

An extra hour in the glass allowed this wine to open up more and to pull itself together, with the nose then being dominated by a lovely wood-smoke tone. 91/100. Drunk 6 May 2010 after 3 hours decanting.
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Chris Doty
Warre’s Otima 20 year old Tawny
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Re: 1935 Taylor

Post by Chris Doty » 10:38 Mon 10 May 2010

This wine is flipping crazy.

Obviously very light, but with a brown sugary syrupy character. This is like a tallish thinish girl with long dark hair, covered in tattoos and with a few helpings of piercings. Not sure what to make of it exactly, but it sure is distinctive. The only thing I've had that came close to resembling this was the Dalva Colheita, which actually ended up being from the exact same period. A slightly herbal/medicinal element mixed with the sweetness. LONGEST FINISH OF MY LIFE. Seriously. Now -- I'm not sure it was 'delicious' per se, but it DID last minutes. Touches of gingerbread, toffee, and coffee. Nutty, Crazy wine. VERY difficult for me to judge, as while it was quite interesting, it was not especially tasty. 90 (?) pts

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smisse
Fonseca LBV
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Re: 1935 Taylor

Post by smisse » 20:33 Mon 10 May 2010

Chris Doty wrote:This wine is flipping crazy.

Obviously very light, but with a brown sugary syrupy character. This is like a tallish thinish girl with long dark hair, covered in tattoos and with a few helpings of piercings. Not sure what to make of it exactly, but it sure is distinctive. The only thing I've had that came close to resembling this was the Dalva Colheita, which actually ended up being from the exact same period. A slightly herbal/medicinal element mixed with the sweetness. LONGEST FINISH OF MY LIFE. Seriously. Now -- I'm not sure it was 'delicious' per se, but it DID last minutes. Touches of gingerbread, toffee, and coffee. Nutty, Crazy wine. VERY difficult for me to judge, as while it was quite interesting, it was not especially tasty. 90 (?) pts
I actually tried to imagine how a tallish thinish girl with long dark hair, covered in tattoos and with a few helpings of piercings looks! :D
Than I actually found her: http://tattoo-show.com/tattoo/love-tattoos.jpg
And now I wish I could taste this port :oops:
Nice original tasting note!

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Chris Doty
Warre’s Otima 20 year old Tawny
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Re: 1935 Taylor

Post by Chris Doty » 15:26 Tue 11 May 2010

WoW! In America, we would say you 'drilled' it. This is 100% correct. In fact, I might go so far as to say I have never before seen a photo so closely capture my impression of a particular wine. Not sure I'd want to stay the whole night, but I'm thankful that I at least got a little taste to spark my imagination.

In all seriousness, I am extremely grateful to Alex for having offered such a rare and interesting wine. Excellent work, and puts the pressure on me to reciprocate at the appropriate time.

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