1970 Taylor

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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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1970 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 22:11 Mon 14 May 2012


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AHB
Fonseca 1970
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Re: 1970 Taylor

Post by AHB » 23:06 Sat 19 May 2012

Deep honeyed red in colour, with an orange / pink rim. Minty nose, lots of applemint and bruised apples. Terrific texture, mild coffee palate and a wonderful lemon-sherbert flavour. Fabulous development on the palate, with a lovely smokey-tobacco complexity and the perfect density. Lovely dry aftertaste and a long finish. Beautiful port - just fantastic. 95/100. 7½ hour decant.
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Re: 1970 Taylor

Post by RonnieRoots » 08:57 Tue 22 May 2012

I wasn't half as enthusiastic as AHB on this one. I found it too pale in colour, with a tawny-ish nose. Almonds and hazelnuts on the palate, with raisins and dried fruit. Perhaps still hints of what could have been, but mainly tawny characteristics. Too much evolved and dissapointing for Taylor. I've had much better examples of this in the past.

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Re: 1970 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 22:25 Sun 10 Feb 2013

T70. Red, hint of brown, 30% opaque. Nose had a hint of heat. Soft, lovely flavour. Very long. Becoming elegant. Delicious. Very very very long.

Later I noted that the heat became more prominent earlier.

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