1980 Taylor

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1980 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 21:42 Wed 13 Feb 2013


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Re: 1980 Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 22:30 Wed 13 Feb 2013

T80, decanted 13:00. Bright red, 60% opaque. To taste rich sweet bright red cherries. Medium-plus weight. Lovely, very long. My WOTN, and nobody else’s.

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Re: 1980 Taylor

Post by AHB » 07:56 Sun 14 Apr 2013

Red core, showing as early maturity; 40% opaque. Some heat showing on the nose, swirling releases some cherry. Sweet fruit on the palate, with black licorice and generous sweet blueberry. Slight tannins show and there is an underlying dryness; rather lightweight on the palate. Light aftertaste, with a candied blueberry and a long, tasty finish of pine resin. Elegant and attractive drinking. Served blind, this was guessed to be Warre 1983. 88/100. Decanted 7 hrs.
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