1917 Taylor

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jdaw1
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1917 Taylor

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Re: 1917 Taylor

Post by JacobH » 14:14 Thu 23 Dec 2010

Good colour. Browning round the edge. Green apples on the nose. Slightly bitter in the mouth. Probably not ancient but very old. c.1909-1917, perhaps?
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Re: 1917 Taylor

Post by AHB » 22:02 Mon 03 Jan 2011

Bottle was pale glass and looked to be early 20th C. The cork is branded, but the branding was too faint to read.

Very pale, cloudy, with a brown - almost green - rim. Sweet, buised apples all over the nose. Modest entry, very restrained; dried out and turning bitter. Rosemary dominates the palate. Tingling aftertaste, full of rosemary. Not dead, but desperately clinging to life. (Guessed as perhaps a Taylor 1917.) 84/100.
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