1980 Taylor

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jdaw1
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1980 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 23:10 Thu 22 Nov 2012

At the suggestion of AHB, on Monday 19th November 2012 we tested an alternative venue, the Hix Oyster & Chop House, 36-37 Greenhill Rents, Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6BN, tel +44 20 7017 1930.

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Re: 1980 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 23:22 Thu 22 Nov 2012

T80, decanted 22:00 the previous day. Dark red, 60% opaque. Big rich red fruit. Huge and peppery. Excellent. Huge sweetness to end. Needs more cellar time.

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Re: 1980 Taylor

Post by AHB » 14:44 Fri 23 Nov 2012

Imperial College stock. Dark red in colour, with a firm rim, 90% opaque. On the nose, this is slightly corked with just enough taint to flatten the smells. Nice texture on the palate, but the slight TCA bitterness shows. There are still some tannins showing on the palate, and some sweet fruit. The ghost of the TCA damp cardboard shows on the aftertaste before a pleasant but short finish. 85/100.
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