1970 Taylor

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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jdaw1
Cockburn 1900
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1970 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 07:24 Fri 08 Jun 2012

In The Bung Hole, on Wednesday 6th June 2012, we said farewell to everybody’s favourite French-Armenian waitress.

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Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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Re: 1970 Taylor

Post by AHB » 08:18 Fri 08 Jun 2012

Deep red, richly coloured and 99% opaque. Full aroma, youthful and spicy - really attractive. Rich and full-bodied on the palate; still gently tannic but massively fruity. A touch hot on the aftertaste, but lovely flavours through the wonderful finish of blackcurrant and cocoa nibs. This is a big port that needs another 20 years to hit its plateau. Terrific bottle. 92/100. 14½ hour decant.
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Dow 1980
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Re: 1970 Taylor

Post by uncle tom » 18:09 Wed 13 Jun 2012

Another excellent bottle from a vintage that just seems to get better and better..
I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I shall be sober and you will still be ugly - W.S. Churchill

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Re: 1970 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 19:19 Sat 16 Jun 2012

T70, brought by RAYC. Decant time not noted. Colour a glorious red, 60% opaque. Big taste, lovely. Tannin present throughout. Plum, perhaps, but mostly an unspecified red-purple fruit. Easily my WOTN.

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