1992 Taylor

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1992 Taylor

Post by AHB » 19:02 Wed 15 Feb 2012

A half bottle purchased and consumed in El Vino, Fleet Street. Deep red, firm rim with a magenta tone, 99% opaque. Subdued nose, showing some complexity - pine freshness rather than primary fruit; very attractive. The immediate impact on the palate is restrained, but then a huge wave of dense, sweet but perfumed fruit crashes over the tongue - perfectly balanced by gentle acidity and soft tannins. The aftertaste is big and generous, followed by a long length of dark chocolate and sweet black cherry. Served blind, I guessed this to be Vesuvio 1994 because of the density and sweetness of the fruit. 94/100. Drunk 14 Feb 2012.

The first time I have been able to try this port and I am very grateful for the opportunity - it really was a very impressive and youthful port.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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Graham’s 1948
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Re: 1992 Taylor

Post by DRT » 01:35 Mon 20 Feb 2012

Dark red with a big blackcurrant nose. A big tannic mouthful of very dense fruit quite closed, with some astringency in the finish, but then long mouth-watering sweetness. Grade A Port!

Worth mentioning is the youthfulness and concentration of this Port in comparison to all 1991 VPs I have had. For me, this experience answered the question of which was the correct vintage to declare :wink:
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1992 Taylor

Post by DRT » 01:55 Mon 20 Feb 2012

"The first duty of Port is to be red"

Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 1992 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 20:58 Sat 25 Feb 2012

T92, in ½: red-purple, 80% opaque. Mid weight, dry mid-palate. Dry red cherries throughout.

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Re: 1992 Taylor

Post by JacobH » 22:07 Sun 26 Feb 2012

DRT wrote:Worth mentioning is the youthfulness and concentration of this Port in comparison to all 1991 VPs I have had. For me, this experience answered the question of which was the correct vintage to declare :wink:
No doubt reinforced by the way in which the Graham’s 1991 didn’t do that well compared to the Malvedos 1992 a few nights later?

Of course, I bet the 1987 vintage would have beat either of them, had the shippers not decided against declaring every other year when they had the chance. :roll:
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