1963 Taylor

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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JohninNYC
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1963 Taylor

Post by JohninNYC » 15:18 Sun 18 Mar 2012

Pronounced flavors and aromas of marmalade, red cherry, white chocolate, plums, and cranberry
John in NYC

"Burgundy makes you think of silly things: Bordeaux makes you talk about them, and Champagne makes you do them."-Brillat-Savarin

Glenn E.
Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
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Re: 1963 Taylor VP

Post by Glenn E. » 22:30 Mon 19 Mar 2012

Color: medium to light red.

Nose: very floral and sweet cherries. Borderline cough syrup. Ruth says violets. I'm not sure, but since I probably wouldn't recognize violets anyway I'll accept her judgement.

Palate: disappointing based on reputation - it's awfully plain and simple for such a notable Port. Sweet entry with not much behind it. Medium full body. Where are the fruits? Where are the tannins?

Score: 88 points. A very good Port if judge objectively, but a disappointment for a T63. Perhaps my expectations were too high?
Glenn Elliott

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