Supplied and delivered by the fine partnership of Archer & Cook, one of the great wine merchants of 2011 Paris.The label wrote:Taylor’s
Quinta de Terra Feita
Bottled in 1988
Bottled by Taylor Fladgate & Yeatman
Vinhos SA Vila Nova de Gaia
Decanted at 12:20, a few minutes later the decanter-priming sample (that idea being a triumph of oenological technology) being 40% opaque, brick red at center, brown at edge. Nose has freshness, that might be mint, with a very pleasant hint of alcohol. Early palate medium-light, but becoming rich and fuller and better into the late palate by which time medium-heavy. Dark fruits, like a sweet damson, lots of structure tannin and acid and in severe danger of being drunk before it has breathed enough. Very fine juice.The cork wrote:T.F.
Alas Archer & Cook, the rotten scoundrels, refused to sell me more than six.