1969 Taylor LBV

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KillerB
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1969 Taylor LBV

Post by KillerB » 19:04 Sat 05 Feb 2011

Port is basically a red drink

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Re: 1969 Taylor LBV

Post by DRT » 01:41 Mon 07 Feb 2011

Slightly coudy but with lots of red. Spirit on the nose. Very tart, acidic and very hot. Taste of dentist's mouthwash.

Just in case there is any doubt, this wasn't good.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: 1969 Taylor LBV

Post by AHB » 15:23 Mon 07 Feb 2011

Filtered, bottled in 1975. 30% opaque. Soft and mature red colour. Consistent (plastic) nose with the previous two Taylor LBVs (1965 and 1967). Some fruit on impact, but very dry and with VA on the palate; very hot. Also hot on the aftertaste, but the heat fades slowly to reveal a long, sour cherry finish. Fell apart in the glass over the course of an hour, or so. 74/100.
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