1963 Taylor

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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AHB
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1963 Taylor vintage port

Post by AHB » 10:27 Sat 09 Oct 2010

Brick red and looking mature; 40% opaque. Red licorice on the nose, bright and vibrant, with lots of white pepper. Acidic and peppery initial impact, with the fierce acidity bringing lots of juniper and cranberry. Strangely dusty. A hot aftertaste, medium length finish of bitter chocolate. With more time in the glass this started to fall away and then 2 hours after decanting it started to improve - but was almost gone by then! 88/100. Drunk 24 September 2010.
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Re: 1963 Taylor vintage port

Post by jdaw1 » 03:16 Tue 11 Jan 2011

In The Douro Valley with Friends, Harvest 2010:

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Re: 1963 Taylor vintage port

Post by jdaw1 » 03:17 Tue 11 Jan 2011

T63: very acrid. Early palate, mid palate, late palate: acrid. Obviously flawed.

My ranking was ‟F60 > G63 > G77 > T63”.

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