1965 Taylor LBV

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KillerB
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1965 Taylor LBV

Post by KillerB » 19:51 Wed 02 Feb 2011

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Port is basically a red drink

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Re: 1965 Taylor LBV

Post by DRT » 21:08 Wed 02 Feb 2011

KillerB wrote:Cloudy, pale, tart and fruitless. Possibly past its best.
Are you describing everything that was born in 1965 or just the T1965LBV? :?
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1965 Taylor LBV

Post by KillerB » 01:54 Thu 03 Feb 2011

DRT wrote:
KillerB wrote:Cloudy, pale, tart and fruitless. Possibly past its best.
Are you describing everything that was born in 1965 or just the T1965LBV? :?
Read it whichever way you see fit.
Port is basically a red drink

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Re: 1965 Taylor LBV

Post by DRT » 01:32 Mon 07 Feb 2011

Clowdy, brownish red. Yeasty nose. Thin - very tawny with butterscotch and lots of heat. Not unpleasant, but not great. Has probably suffered from bad storage.

As the night wore on, it didn't improve. I then tasted it 48 hours later and it had completely fallen apart.

If you have one of these you should keep it. The pleasure of owning a bottle of the first commercially produced LBV in history far outweighs drinking it :roll:
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1965 Taylor LBV

Post by AHB » 15:22 Mon 07 Feb 2011

Filtered, bottled in 1971. Purchased at auction. Cloudy in appearance, light brown in colour. Smelling of old carpets and plastic. Morphed with an extra 30 minutes in the glass into a slightly sour honey. Swirling releases the plastic bottle stink again. Harsh attack, acidic but with honey undertones. Patience on the palate allows honey and hazelnuts but always that acidic harshness. Slight heat on swallowing, followed by a long and lovely burnt sugar finish. 78/100.
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