1980 Taylor

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JohninNYC
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1980 Taylor VP

Post by JohninNYC » 15:30 Sun 18 Mar 2012

Aromas and flavors of plums, red cherry, stewed raspberry, and white chocolate. When revisiting this wine, I also picked up on almonds and cigar box.
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Glenn E.
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Re: 1980 Taylor VP

Post by Glenn E. » 20:24 Mon 19 Mar 2012

T80/T83/T85 is getting a joint TN from me, as they were so similar as to be almost indistinguishable. There were only two differences that I noted - one, the T85 had noticeably more tannins than the other two, and two, the T83 was a little more tart than the other two. Oddly, that left the T80 as my favorite of the three but by an insignificant amount.

Color: medium red or red/ruby.
Nose: violets, some heat, and some faint sweet cherry along the lines of a doctor's office cherry lollipop.
Palate: pleasant and smooth. A nice, round mouth feel but not what I'd call medium full. Less sweet than the 60s versions, which is a good thing. Excellent for drinking today and probably not going to improve any further. A sincere thank you to Julian for supplying this bottle for our tasting!

Score: 92 points.
Glenn Elliott

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