1980 Taylor

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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1980 Taylor

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1980 Taylor

Post by AHB » 00:28 Sun 08 May 2011

Mild red colour, 80% opaque. Mature nose, bang in the midddle of the secondary phase with a lovely interplay of fruit and spice. Lovely balance on entry, lots of fruit and soft tannins - and with lots of acidity. Medium bodied, with a big palate presence. Sweet afteraste of candied cherries and nutmeg. This morphs into a dry, bitter chocolate finish of considerable length. (Vintage guessed to be 83, 83, 85; Shipper guessed to be Graham.) 88/100. Drunk after 1 hour of decanting.
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Re: 1980 Taylor

Post by JacobH » 16:52 Wed 11 May 2011

Deepish purple in middle. Fading to pink at edge. Very subtle on the nose. Not giving much away. Very sweet in the mouth with a hit of sugar. Some red currants and strawberries. The sweetness, however, predominates.
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