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jdaw1
Taylor 1900
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Re: ???? Taylor

Post by jdaw1 » 11:13 Mon 25 Feb 2013

Taylor, very old, vintage unknown, though served blind as both ‟Cherish Port Right” and as ‟#4”. Orange, 20% opaque. Nose faint, and slightly acidic. Taste: acid prominent. Everything else faint. Way past its prime.

Could this be a weak bottle of an imperfect ½-century-ish port? A weak bottle of a ’60. Having guessed Mz67 for #3, Cherish Port Left, let’s guess Mz60. Nil points.

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Fonseca 1970
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Re: ???? Taylor

Post by AHB » 21:10 Fri 12 Apr 2013

An unknown purchased from Peter Wylie, identified from the capsule as Taylor but no vintage date was visible on the plain cork. From the appearance of the bottle I estimated the vintage to be 1950-1970.

Light gold colour, the colour of madeira; 5% opaque. Little on the nose, perhaps some sour cherry and vanilla. Gentle and light on the palate, plenty of tawny flavours but little fruit. Interesting texture, quite rounded and thick. Light aftertaste and soft brown sugar. Pleasant enough, but I suspect this to have been light damaged. 83/100. Drunk 15-Feb-13. Decanted 2½ hours.
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