1912 Taylor

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1912 Taylor vintage port

Post by AHB » 15:01 Mon 16 Jul 2012

T12: bottled by John Lupton, and probably Taylor, but cork not recovered as Dirk N. wanted the bottle. 30% opaque, and the colour of 20YO tawny. Nose of VA. Taste started soft, then intense heat. Light, sweetness mid-palate. JDAW.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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Re: 1912 Taylor vintage port

Post by AHB » 15:02 Mon 16 Jul 2012

Bottled by Lupton & Son, believed to be Taylor (confirmed by the cork). Good red colour, watery rim, 20% opaque. Very slight bottle stink. Soft palate presence, gentle sweetness with very mild fruit flavours and soft acidity. A touch of early heat on the aftertaste and finish, with huge dominating the finish. After an hour in the glass, this had acquired much more focus and an even better finish. 89/100. 14-Jun-12. Pop 'n' pour.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

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