1966 Taylor

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1966 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 19:50 Wed 12 Oct 2011

On Tuesday 11th October 2011, at the RAF Club, was held a ‘square’ tasting of {Dow, Fonseca, Graham, Taylor} × {1963, 1966, 1970, 1977}. Our honoured guest was Cynthia Jenson, official blogger to the Symingtons.

Links:Before being unblinded T66 was ‟f66”.

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Re: 1966 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 22:37 Thu 13 Oct 2011

f66, lated identified as T66: Brown, and only 20% opaque. Nose of brown sugar. To taste, deceased.

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Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1966 Taylor

Post by RAYC » 23:05 Thu 13 Oct 2011

Don't think i finished this, and can't remember whether it was horrible or just shot. In any event, not good, and i would like to try again. NR
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Re: 1966 Taylor

Post by PhilW » 08:14 Fri 14 Oct 2011

Light to medium and slightly yellow colour. Smelled of vinegar, tasted of paint stripper; absolutely foul and obviously a completely ruined port - undrinkable (and that's the edited version of my rather less polite tasting note from the night!).

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Re: 1966 Taylor

Post by AHB » 22:28 Mon 14 Nov 2011

Very pale colour, light orange; 20% opaque. Chemical tainted nose, smelly and oxidised, some burnt caramel. Burnt rubber and burnt caramel in the mouth. Reasonable aftertaste. Not a representative bottle of this wine. Served blind and guessed to be Taylor. Not rated.
Top Ports in 2018 (so far): Niepoort VV (1960's Bottling), Quinta do Noval Nacional 1994 and San Leonardo Very Old White (Bottled 2018)
2017 Ports of the year: Fonseca 1927 and Quinta do Noval 1927

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