1963 Taylor

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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1963 Taylor vintage port

Post by AHB » 17:05 Wed 18 Jul 2012

A bottle from a case owned by JDAW, and which has shown consistently well. English bottled, unknown bottler. Mature coloured core, pale rose on the rim. Spicy mace and and mature red fruit on the nose, but with heat dominating after a swirl. Lovely soft texture, but a contrasting harsh - even aggressive - fierceness on the mid-palate. This takes a long time to settle down, but when it does it is full-flavoured, driven by the sweet fruit that eventually provides a very pleasant mouthful. Cedar wood dominated finish, with bitter rosehips that fades to a concentrated black chocolate. A very fine bottle of this port. 92/100. 15-Jun-12. Decanted 3 hours.
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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