1977 Taylor

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JohninNYC
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1977 Taylor VP

Post by JohninNYC » 15:29 Sun 18 Mar 2012

Aromas and flavors of sour cherry, plum, red currant, vanilla and nutmeg. When revisiting this wine, I picked up white chocolate.
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: 1977 Taylor VP

Post by Glenn E. » 22:04 Mon 19 Mar 2012

Color: medium dark red or possibly garnet. One of the darker Ports of the night, though I can't remember exactly where it fit in the spectrum.

Nose: fairly standard nose for the evening - violets and cherry, though in this case the cherry was less sweet. I wouldn't call it sour, though... more of a neutral cherry. Possibly some darker bing cherry as well, or that might have been plum.

Palate: rich but not round. Medium full body, good tannins, but slightly lacking (though still pretty good) acidity. I agree with others who mentioned vanilla - the fancy brewed variety, not the cheap extract in the small bottles.

Score: 90 points. Possibly the most disappointing Port of the night, as I would normally expect this Port to be in the mid-90s. There was no obvious flaw... it just wasn't a great bottle.
Glenn Elliott

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