1966 Taylor

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jdaw1
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1966 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 14:52 Mon 16 Apr 2012

Some of the obvious suspects gathered, with Stephanie T. Galley (friend of wife of jdaw1), in The Bung Hole, to drink some 1966s.

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Re: 1966 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 14:30 Wed 18 Apr 2012

T66, red, touch of brown, 40% opaque. Nose had heat and tannin. Dry, but unctuous. Perhaps a little simple.

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Re: 1966 Taylor

Post by AHB » 10:02 Sun 29 Apr 2012

Grants of St James. Deep red, firm core; 45% opaque. Very faint on the nose, with a slight touch of spearmint. Modest entry, initially hollow but then shows dry fruit and smokey tonnins. Develops nicely on the palate and grows well to deliver a lovely flavour. Huge burst of lavender and violets on the aftertaste, then a lovely long finish of leather and clover honey. Fabulous port on the late palate and finish, but lacking on the nose. Enjoyably dry. 92/100.
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