1977 Taylor

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1977 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 22:25 Wed 09 Nov 2011

On Tuesday 8th November 2011, in The Steak Exchange EC2A 2EH, friends gathered to note the return to London of jdaw1, and the recent birth of his second daughter. The theme was ‟Port With Star Quality”, with appropriately themed placemats.

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Re: 1977 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 23:04 Wed 09 Nov 2011

T77, from AHB: dark red, 60% opaque. Whole-palate sweetness, heat on the tongue. Some roughness mid-palate, lots of tannin. Another fine port.

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Re: 1977 Taylor

Post by AHB » 18:33 Mon 14 Nov 2011

Mature red in colour, 50% opaque. Spicy junipers on the nose, with lovely sweet fruit. Mouthfilling entry, with vigorous tannins. This is a big port with a lovely texture and flavours that are well balanced. Very big aftertaste and a terrific length that is stuffed full of flavours. Fabulous port, really enjoyable. Served blind, this was guessed to be D63, T70, T66, "no idea", "something weird from the early '90s" S70 and D63. 94/100.
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