1977 Taylor

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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Taylor 1900
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1977 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 21:53 Mon 02 Jan 2012

In honour of the presence in London of Dr Dirk Bruns, people gathered at the The Crusting Pipe on Tuesday 3rd January 2012 to taste some 1977s. Links:

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Re: 1977 Taylor

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Re: 1977 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 22:40 Wed 04 Jan 2012

T77: decanted 10:00. Glorious red hue, but only 40% opaque. Another excellent port, but definitely junior to its stable-mate. Entry rougher than the F77, more heat, but the flavour was longer.

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Re: 1977 Taylor

Post by RAYC » 16:00 Fri 06 Jan 2012

Decant @10.30, cork dropped!

Pleasing mid-red, with big red licquourice and pleasing heat and good complexity at finish. very good port, ready now - my guess is that this is in its peak 5-10 yr drinking window (having said that, it will bring joy for many years i am sure!). Yum. ***** (92-93)
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Re: 1977 Taylor

Post by AHB » 09:40 Sun 08 Jan 2012

Modest, mature red, 50% opaque. Delicious nose, sweet redcurrant and cloves on the nose - full of scent. Sweet and modestly fruity entry with a slight pine woodiness. Delightful development on the palate. Very elegant and refined but the gentle, dusty tannins never completely vanish. Slight heat on the aftertaste, followed by a dry and slightly bitter fruit finish. 91/100. 9.5 hour decant.
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